Red Rocks Boost Vault For 2023 With Addition Of Abby Brenner

May 17, 2022, 10:41 AM

Utah Utes Gymnastics Red Rocks...

Abby Paulson of the Utah Utes reacts with teammates after performing on beam during a meet against the UCLA Bruins at Pauley Pavilion on February 23, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images)

(Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY- The Red Rocks are making moves in the off-season adding help on vault with talented Michigan transfer Abby Brenner. Brenner comes to the Utes with one year of eligibility left and was part of the Wolverine’s historic National Championship team in 2021.

Three Event Athlete

While the Red Rocks’ biggest area of need is vault, Brenner will also being adding depth to their bars and floor lineups. At Michigan, Brenner was All-American on vault as well as a three-time All-Big Ten selection.

Brenner has career records of 9.975 on vault and 9.950 both on vault and floor. She comes to the Utes with her degree already in hand and will be working on a graduate degree while at Utah.

“We are very excited to have Abby join our program,” head coach Tom Farden said. “We believe her taking a fifth year speaks volumes about her love for gymnastics. Coming to us with an undergraduate degree in hand is rare, but we are thankful for the University of Utah and its attractive master’s programs it can offer. We are confident that her personality and gymnastics will be a fantastic addition and that she will transition into the program effortlessly!”

Last Season

The Red Rocks reached some historic highs in their 2022 season postingΒ  four scores of 198 or higher, but came up short in their ultimate goal of winning a National Championship. The Red Rocks posted a 197.750 at Nationals which was good enough for third place for the second year in a row.

Utah heads into 2023 preparation with the hopes of ending their title drought. Optimism is high with a good core group of athletes coming back including their three Olympians, Grace McCallum and Kara Eaker of Team USA and Amelie Morgan with the British National Team. Providing some always appreciated senior leadership will be Cristal Isa who decided to come back for a fifth year.

The addition of Brenner should go a long way to bolstering a position of need for the Red Rocks to help them take their gymnastics to new heights.

  • Utah Utes Scoreboard

  • Utah Utes Team Leaders

  • Utah Utes Standings

Utah Utes

BYU/Utah, Basketball Rivalry History...

Mitch Harper

Looking Back At BYU/Utah Basketball Matchups In Non-Conference Era

Taking a look back at the rivalry meetings between BYU and Utah on the hardwood since the two schools were non-conference opponents.

4 hours ago


Kyle Ireland

BYU, Utah Standouts Land In 2024 NFL Mock Drafts

A pair of local college football players landed in the first round of recent 2024 NFL mock drafts published by CBS Sports.

6 hours ago


Michelle Bodkin

Utah Utes Women’s Basketball Win Battle On Road Against St. Joseph’s

After handling business at home last weekend, Utah women’s basketball was back on the road taking on the St. Joseph's Hawks at Hagan Arena.

8 hours ago


Michelle Bodkin

Huntsman Center Sold Out For BYU Vs. Utah Rivalry Game This Weekend

BYU will be heading north to take on Utah men's basketball in the Huntsman Center and the Runnin' Utes announced the game is sold out.

9 hours ago

How To Watch Utah BYU Basketball...

Chandler Holt

How To Watch Utah Utes Vs. BYU Cougars Men’s Basketball

Utah Basketball hosts the BYU Cougars in the Jon M. Huntsman Center on Saturday. Here is how to watch, stream, and listen.

10 hours ago

Bo Nix Oregon Ducks Utah Utes College Football...


Bo Nix Named AP Pac-12 Player Of Year, Multiple Utes Earn All-Pac-12 Honors

Oregon QB Bo Nix is The Associated Press Pac-12 offensive player of the year and multiple Utah Utes made the AP All-Pac-12 teams.

12 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.


KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.


KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.

Red Rocks Boost Vault For 2023 With Addition Of Abby Brenner