Jan. 5, 2012
CANCUN, Mexico – Auburn gymnastics opens the 2012 season on Friday at the 2012 Cancun Classic at the Iberostar Resort in Cancun, Mexico.
“Our opening meet in Cancun is going to be a very good test for this young team,” second-year head coach Jeff Graba said. “We will be competing against four other top 25 teams so we know the competition be fierce. I’m excited to see how our team responds in a very competitive environment this early in the season. “
Auburn ranked 17th in the preseason poll and will be squaring off against fellow ranked teams in Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa and LSU in a rotating format similar to that used at the NCAA championships.
“The rotation postseason style format will be a good thing since you can never be too prepared for the postseason and we do have six new people on the team this year,” Graba said. “I think the fact that we are opening the season against such quality opponents in a multi-team environment is exciting for our team.”
Updates from the Cancun Classic will be available on Twitter @AU_Gymnastics and via the official Facebook page of Auburn Gymnastics.