Gymnastics Hits the Mat for Red vs. Blue Meet Friday

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PHILADELPHIA – Past meets present on Friday as part of the annual Red vs. Blue Intrasquad meet for Penn gymnastics. Not only will the meet serve as a chance for the team to get into full uniform and compete against each other in-house to warm-up for the upcoming season. The great success of the 2011-12 season will be celebrated following the meet when head coach John Ceralde and his team accept their 2012 Ivy Classic championship rings in front of Penn gymnastics alumnae and supporters.

This will be the first showing 2012-13 for the defending ECAC and two-time Ivy Classic champions. It also gives Ceralde a chance to see what his roster is shaping into before winter break. The Quakers will hit the mat for warm ups at 4 p.m., with the meet set to begin at 6 p.m. Because of the atmosphere, and the fact that this is an exhibition meet for Penn, spectators will have a chance to get an informal close up of a collegiate gymnastics event.

Due to the ongoing construction of a new state-of-the-art gym at Hutchinson Gymnasium – gymnastics regular home – the Red vs. Blue meet will be in Levy Pavilion, the Quakers’ temporary practice facility. Penn’s one home meet against Bridgeport will be in the Palestra on Feb. 17.