Watching an athlete succeed is supremely satisfying, though curiously, so is watching a dam fail. Feel the rush with this GrouponLive deal to see a University of Arizona Wildcats women’s gymnastics meet at the McKale Center.
$7 for One General-Admission Ticket (Up to $16 Value)
On Saturday, January 12, at 4 p.m., the women’s Arizona gymnastics team opens up the 2013 season by inviting Pac-12 opponent Stanford, along with teams from Illinois, and San Jose State. Doors open at 3 p.m. Season tickets are also available on the Arizona Wildcats website for $20.
The Scouting Report
In their second meet of the 2012–13 season, Arizona’s women’s gymnastics squad defends the McKale Center’s mats against a trio of opponents. Having already led the Wildcats to the regional championships in each of his first 14 seasons, head coach Bill Ryden returns for another shot at an NCAA title. Senior all-around competitor Aubree Cristello anchors Ryden’s squad after qualifying to compete at the NCAA championships last year while earning a spot on the All-Pac-12 first team for the third consecutive season.
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University of Arizona Wildcats
Over the years, the University of Arizona’s athletic teams have been linked together by one phrase: “bear down.” Now the official battle cry of the Wildcats, those were the dying words of an iconic student-athlete, John “Button” Salmon, who died in 1926 after a fatal car accident. Since then, the phrase has stood behind countless milestone moments, such as when Lute Olson, in 1983, became the 11th head coach of the Wildcats men’s basketball team, setting off a string of 25 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances—including a national title in 1997. Several other national titles belong to Arizona outside of the hardwood, including four from the men’s baseball team and eight from the women’s softball program. Every fall inside Arizona Stadium, the Wildcats football team rouses up to 56,000 fans with hard-hitting Pac-12 showdowns, by far the most popular event on campus behind the linguistics department’s weekly phonetics bee.