“We know we have to get this done,” co-head coach Neil Resnick said. “If we want to be at the next level then it’s all about qualifying for nationals and being a top-12 team.”

The 16 ranked Broncos head to regionals in Seattle this weekend for a chance to achieve their ultimate goal, making it to nationals.

“Everybody was on board to make it to nationals,” sophomore Krystine Jacobsen said. “We called it getting on the bus to Birmingham.”

Boise State gymnastics, along with six other teams, will head to the Seattle Regional for a chance to compete on the grandest of stages in college gymnastics.

“I think it’s a really good region,” sophomore Marissa Wossner said. “I definitely think there is going to be competition but it’s nothing we can’t handle because we have been put in tough situations all year and it’s just another one we have to keep our confidence up for.”

The Broncos were put in a tough region. Boise State joins no. 33 Washington,  no. 25 BYU, no. 20 Denver, no. 9 Nebraska and no. 4 Alabama. Only the top two teams advance to nationals.

“I think it’s probably the strongest region looking at the lineup of teams,” Resnick said.

Compared to the top teams in their region the Broncos will be the underdogs. But don’t let them hear you say that.

“I think we are, but we know we are a great gymnastics team and we are capable of beating anybody on any given day,” Resnick said. “We have as good a chance as anybody.”

Even though the Broncos are not favored to come out of their respected region the Broncos know they have what it takes to not only make it but to win the region as well.

“I think the other teams think we are underdogs,” Jacobsen said. “But us personally because we have achieved so much this season we are going to come in there knowing we can take it all.”

Boise State will not be intimidated by the top teams, in fact they are the ones who are planning on doing the intimidating.

“The teams really haven’t seen us,” Wossner said. “When they see how clean our form is and how good we are in each event, they are going to be intimidated.”

Boise State would love nothing more than to cap off their record-breaking season by becoming the first team in school history to go to nationals.

“It would be such an honor and a reward,” Wossner said. “We have worked our whole lives for this.”

Brandon Walton
Brandon is a senior at Boise State where he is majoring in communication. He transferred to Boise State in 2012 from TVCC in Ontario, Oregon. Brandon has been writing sports for The Arbiter since Spring 2013 and just recently became the Assistant Sports Editor for The Arbiter. He is also involved with the Boise State radio station the Pulse and has several radio shows. His dream job is to work as a sports broadcaster for a big network such as ESPN as well as continuing writing sports for a major newspaper or magazine. In his spare time he watches sports, movies, plays video games, and owns people in ping pong.