Red Rocks Announcer Excited To See 3 Utah Gymnasts Make US Olympic Team
Jun 28, 2021, 10:16 PM | Updated: Jul 5, 2023, 12:51 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY — For the first time in Olympic history, the University of Utah Red Rocks will have three gymnasts representing Team USA.
McKayla Skinner, Grace McCallum and Kara Eaker will head to Tokyo next month.
FM 100.3’s Rebecca Cressman, who is also the announcer for the Utah Red Rocks, said watching the women Sunday night left her on the edge of her seat.
“I was on pins and needles because we want these girls to get their dream, right?” said Cressman.
For 12 years, Cressman has announced the nationally-ranked Red Rocks at gymnastics meets.
She sits just feet from the women as they compete.
“They are just full of muscle, of strength,” she said.
Sunday night was a much bigger event.
“This was a whole new level,” said Cressman.
Watching them compete for a spot in an international spotlight was exciting for the FM 100.3 radio host.
“I was holding my breath,” said Cressman.
The ladies made her proud, and will likely bring even more attention to the world-class Red Rocks.
“It skyrockets us,” she said.
ICYMI: Last night, three members of @utahgymnastics earned a trip to the Tokyo Olympics!
— University of Utah (@UUtah) June 28, 2021
McKayala Skinner will head to Tokyo as a specialist. Grace McCallum will be a team competitor and Kara Eaker goes to Tokyo as an alternate.
Cressman’s excitement made it tough for the announcer to go to bed after the Team USA reveal.
“To see that they made their dream come true, I could barely sleep last night,” she said.