Category Archives: Gymnastics

ESPN: Lynnzee Brown’s incredible path to the 2021 NCAA gymnastics championships

If you want to read about the inspirational story of DU’s gymnast Lynnzee Brown, follow this link for a well-written piece by ESPN writer D’Arcy Maine.

Brown’s journey continues Friday when she will contend for individual national titles in the all-around and on all four events during Semifinal I, which is set for Friday, April 16, at 11:00 a.m. MT in Fort Worth Texas.

Photo: Courtesy of Denver Athletics

Weekend Update: Denver Secures Regular Season Titles and in the Hunt for More

Like all Pioneer fans, it has been weird not seeing DU hockey in the NCAA Tournament over the past couple of weeks but DU did have yet another undefeated weekend in spring sports. There were plenty of big wins this past weekend and still lots of excitement remaining in this academic year. Continue reading Weekend Update: Denver Secures Regular Season Titles and in the Hunt for More

Weekend Update: Heartbreak and Hope

It was a bittersweet several days for DU athletes and fans this week as Denver competed in season-ending competitions which, ultimately, were decided in their opponents’ favor. This is a reminder to all of us why athletic competitions can provide great exhilaration as well as gut-wrenching disappointment which oftentimes hinge on a single moment. In each case, Denver was positioned for success but came up just short.

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March Madness: #9 DU Gymnastics Upsets #1 Oklahoma to Win BIG XII

Led by a perfect 10.0 on the bars from all-American senior Lynzee Brown, #9 Denver Gymnastics shocked #1 University of Oklahoma in Morgantown, West Virginia, 197.350 to 197.125 in the Big XII Championships, marking the first loss at the Big XII Championships for the Sooners in nine years. #22 Iowa State and host West Virginia finished third and fourth, respectively.  DU had been tied with OU heading into the final rotation, and now awaits its assignment for the upcoming NCAA regionals.

DU had finished the regular season on an upward swing by defeating BYU on March 11th with the Pioneers’ best road score ever. The momentum carried over to this weekend’s conference title against the heavily-favored Sooners. Today’s win,  DU’s first-ever Big XII title, is Denver’s greatest gymnastic achievement since 2019, when Denver finished fourth nationally at the NCAA Championships. Continue reading March Madness: #9 DU Gymnastics Upsets #1 Oklahoma to Win BIG XII

Wintry Weekend Update: Games Played & Postponed

Some games were played this past weekend while others were canceled or postponed as a heavy, wet spring storm rolled into Denver. The men’s lacrosse game against #4 Georgetown on Saturday at Peter Barton Stadium was moved to tomorrow afternoon. Women’s volleyball took to the court Friday evening at Hamilton Gym against South Dakota but their second match, scheduled for Saturday, was postponed. Men’s soccer against Omaha on the road was postponed. Women’s Tennis in Macomb, Illinois was postponed. Continue reading Wintry Weekend Update: Games Played & Postponed

Denver Weekend Update: Big Weekend for Brooms

DU was on both ends of the broom this weekend.

Denver volleyball (9-1) swept North Dakota on the road 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-14) and 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-21) to go 9-1 in the Summit League. Denver women’s soccer (8-1, 8-0) swept North Dakota State University at Diane Wendt Field by scores of 1-0 and 3-0. Sami Feller’s header won the first match at 62:10 while three players scored goals in match two for the sweep. Denver men’s soccer (2-2) was swept by Oral Roberts 1-0 and 1-0 at Diane Wendt Field. Denver could only get four shots-on-goal in 180 minutes of play.

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Women’s Soccer, Men’s Lacrosse & Hockey Highlight Weekend Results

Another big collegiate sports calendar capped the final weekend before entering March. Denver had more wins than losses as the weather and schedules continue to heat up. Continue reading Women’s Soccer, Men’s Lacrosse & Hockey Highlight Weekend Results

Ten DU Teams Compete in Busy Winter Weekend

DU Athletics moved forward at a frenetic pace this past weekend with ten teams taking to the fields, courts and slopes. COVID-19 has compressed several fall and winter sports into the spring season and, with the exception of hockey, most of Denver’s athletic department was in action.  Here are the weekend highlights: Continue reading Ten DU Teams Compete in Busy Winter Weekend

Denver County Moves to Level Red, DU to be Directly Affected

Denver County along with 15 other counties in Colorado are moving to level red, effective this Friday, November 20th. Level Red used to be the highest level on Colorado’s dial and would have triggered a stay-at-home order but state officials have pushed back the threshold that counties need to qualify for a lockdown by adding an even higher status — Level Purple (presumably an homage to the Rockies’ incompetence in the last couple of years). Continue reading Denver County Moves to Level Red, DU to be Directly Affected