By Shannon McNamara for WVUsports.com
April 07, 2012 04:42 PM
The day the West Virginia University gymnastics team has trained for all season is finally here – the NCAA Regional Championships.
The Mountaineers met with first-year coach Jason Butts prior to leaving for Auburn Arena today. Reminding the team of his motto – anything is possible – Butts told the story of the Butler men’s basketball team. He said that the Bulldogs’ run to the 2010 NCAA Championship game should inspire underdogs everywhere and that no obstacle is too big to overcome. Before boarding the bus, Butts instructed the Mountaineers to lay everything on the line tonight.
The team was greeted by a large, loud fan contingent in the hotel lobby. The group, armed with home-made signs and gold and blue pom-poms, exploded in rowdy cheers of “Let’s Go, Mountaineers” as the bus pulled away.
Once at Auburn Arena, the Mountaineers were accompanied on the trip to their locker room by the WVU fight song, blasting on the team’s portable speaker. One hour way from open warm-ups and the team is zoning in on completing its season-long goal of advancing to the national championships.
Let’s Go Mountaineers!