Florida Gators primed for run at the NCAA gymnastics championship

A lot of coaches like to downplay expectations. Jenny Rowland isn’t even going to try.

“This team is ready to rock and roll,” she said.

If Florida’s gymnastics team were a rock band, it would resemble the all-star ensembles that perform at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Only instead of Bruce Springsteen and Keith Richards playing guitar, it would be Morgan Hurd and Leanne Wong.

Ellie Lazzari might take Dave Grohl’s seat behind the drum kit. Kayla DiCello could be the hot new bass player. There’d be a stage full of vocalists. And playing the part of a resurrected Elvis would be Trinity Thomas.

Okay, when the image of Elvis in a leotard might materialize, it’s time to end the analogy. But there is no doubt the Gators have the stars.

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