Holli Joyce

Holli Joyce

MyKayla Skinner defers senior season to pursue 2020 Olympics

MyKayla Skinner defers senior season to pursue 2020 Olympics

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted July 31 - 2:13 p.m.

University of Utah gymnastics superstar MyKayla Skinner will defer her senior year to pursue a run for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, the team announced Wednesday.
Skinner’s 'no regrets' mentality steered Olympics decision

Skinner’s 'no regrets' mentality steered Olympics decision

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted April 26 - 11:03 a.m.

When you have a once in a lifetime chance to fulfill a dream, you have to take your shot. For MyKayla Skinner, she’s getting a second chance at her dream — the Olympics.
MyKayla Skinner announces departure from program, plan to pursue 2020 Olympics

MyKayla Skinner announces departure from program, plan to pursue 2020 Olympics

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted April 25 - 11:41 a.m.

University of Utah gymnastics junior MyKayla Skinner will leave the program to make a run for the 2020 Olympics, she announced Thursday.
Marsden: Telling 'my girls' about retirement was emotional

Marsden: Telling 'my girls' about retirement was emotional

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted April 23 - 11:23 a.m.

Only a select few knew about Utah gymnastics co-head coach Megan Marsden's retirement. She didn’t tell her team until Monday as the rest of the gymnastics world also learned.
Utah gymnastics co-head coach Megan Marsden retiring after 35 years

Utah gymnastics co-head coach Megan Marsden retiring after 35 years

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted April 22 - 1:51 p.m.

After 35 years, Utah gymnastics co-head coach Megan Marsden is retiring, the team announced on Monday.
Utah gymnastics scores season-low, finishes last at national semifinal

Utah gymnastics scores season-low, finishes last at national semifinal

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted April 19 - 3:49 p.m.

The smallest mistakes can be costly when the stakes are high. Unfortunately for Utah gymnastics, errors added up on Friday and ended the team’s season.
Utah gymnastics ready for nationals as 'underdog'

Utah gymnastics ready for nationals as 'underdog'

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted April 19 - 9:01 a.m.

It doesn’t matter what you did in the regular season. In the postseason, it matters who shows up on competition day.
Inside the beam rotation that Utah had to ‘survive’ to make it to nationals

Inside the beam rotation that Utah had to ‘survive’ to make it to nationals

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted April 12 - 8:41 a.m.

While it’s impressive that the Red Rocks have qualified for nationals 44-straight years, it hasn’t come easy. And it certainly wasn’t easy this past weekend at regionals.
Utah gymnastics’ beam team seals team’s 44th-straight ticket to nationals

Utah gymnastics’ beam team seals team’s 44th-straight ticket to nationals

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted April 6 - 9:39 p.m.

Who would have thought that the event that has given Utah gymnastics struggles all season would be the event that sent them to nationals for an incredible 44th-straight year?
Utah gymnastics wins semifinal, advances to regional final

Utah gymnastics wins semifinal, advances to regional final

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted April 5 - 9:12 p.m.

The Red Rocks cruised to a semifinal win Friday afternoon despite their 196.80 score ending the school record of 197-plus scores at 12.
Utah gymnastics headed for Baton Rouge for regional

Utah gymnastics headed for Baton Rouge for regional

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted March 25 - 5:54 p.m.

Sixth-ranked Utah gymnastics secured a spot at the Baton Rouge regional to begin its quest for a national championship.
MyKayla Skinner scores 10.0, Red Rocks place 2nd at Pac-12 Championship with season-best effort

MyKayla Skinner scores 10.0, Red Rocks place 2nd at Pac-12 Championship with season-best effort

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted March 24 - 8:44 a.m.

It was the first time this season that Utah gymnastics didn’t score in the 197s. Instead, the Red Rocks accelerated to a season-high 198.025.
‘Underdog’ Utah gymnastics feeling good ahead of Pac-12 Championship

‘Underdog’ Utah gymnastics feeling good ahead of Pac-12 Championship

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted March 22 - 10:47 a.m.

It’s not exactly a home meet, but the Pac-12 Championship will sure feel like it to the Utah gymnastics team.
Season-best beam effort wasn’t enough as No. 6 Utah falls short of No. 8 Georgia

Season-best beam effort wasn’t enough as No. 6 Utah falls short of No. 8 Georgia

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted March 16 - 6:44 p.m.

As if the event hasn’t been the team’s nuisance all season, Utah gymnastics took to beam in hopes of making a comeback. Its effort was impressive as the lineup put together a season-high 49.425 on the event.
‘World class’ Maile O’Keefe signs NLI with Utah gymanstics

‘World class’ Maile O’Keefe signs NLI with Utah gymanstics

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted March 4 - 10:16 p.m.

O’Keefe is the first P&G national all-around champion to ever sign with Utah.
No. 5 Utah with its best score in 197.975-197.45 win over No. 9 Michigan on senior day

No. 5 Utah with its best score in 197.975-197.45 win over No. 9 Michigan on senior day

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted March 2 - 6:58 p.m.

The fifth-ranked Red Rocks won big against ninth-ranked and Big Ten regular season champs Michigan (197.35), posting a season-high 197.975 in an explosive home finale.
‘Beam bootcamp,’ Kari Lee-led lineup give Utah gymnasts confidence

‘Beam bootcamp,’ Kari Lee-led lineup give Utah gymnasts confidence

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted March 1 - 11:59 a.m.

After nearly two months of competition, the Red Rocks were finally able to put together solid performances on all four events.
No. 4 Utah gives its all, but comes up short to No. 2 UCLA in 198.025-197.625 loss

No. 4 Utah gives its all, but comes up short to No. 2 UCLA in 198.025-197.625 loss

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb. 23 - 5:59 p.m.

It was the meet everyone anticipated since the schedule was announced. A roaring crowd of 15,558 fans packed the Huntsman Center to watch the two-best Pac-12 gymnastics teams battle.
Merrell-Giles, Skinner lead Utah gymnastics to 197.125-195.80 win at Stanford

Merrell-Giles, Skinner lead Utah gymnastics to 197.125-195.80 win at Stanford

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb. 18 - 7:04 p.m.

No. 4 Utah beat Stanford 197.125-195.80 in its second meet of the weekend.
No. 4 Utah gymnastics suffers first loss of season to No. 5 LSU

No. 4 Utah gymnastics suffers first loss of season to No. 5 LSU

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb. 15 - 9:07 p.m.

Though falling short of first-placed LSU (197.25), Utah (197.075) placed second beating No. 15 Missouri (196.475) and Stanford (195.85).
MaKenna Merrell-Giles leads No. 4 Utah to 197.15-196.225 win over No. 14 Cal

MaKenna Merrell-Giles leads No. 4 Utah to 197.15-196.225 win over No. 14 Cal

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb. 9 - 7:05 p.m.

This year’s squad is on its way to tying the school record for most consecutive 197 scores.
Pressure? No problem for Utah's MyKayla Skinner who thrives under it

Pressure? No problem for Utah's MyKayla Skinner who thrives under it

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb. 8 - 9:32 a.m.

What’s expected of MyKayla Skinner in the anchor spot is that she’ll hit every routine and get Utah’s highest score, which she’s done for nearly all her collegiate career.
Utah gymnastics faces adversity but crushes Arizona, 197.075-195.40

Utah gymnastics faces adversity but crushes Arizona, 197.075-195.40

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb. 2 - 8:09 a.m.

While Utah crushed Arizona, the win didn’t come without some adversity.
Utah gymnastics finishes 3-week road trip with dominant win at Arizona State

Utah gymnastics finishes 3-week road trip with dominant win at Arizona State

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan. 27 - 8:05 a.m.

Fourth-ranked Utah gymnastics left No. 19 Arizona State in the dust during its duel in the desert, winning 197.375-195.825 with its season-best score in Wells Fargo Arena.
Patience and persistence key to Utah’s Marquise Blair's healthy return

Patience and persistence key to Utah’s Marquise Blair's healthy return

Holli Joyce, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Aug. 3 - 10:03 a.m.

After a season-ending injury, Utah safety Marquise Blair was patient, taking the rehab process day by day. Now, he says he's been feeling 100 percent for a couple of months.