NCAA gymnastics meet is Saturday

ISU gymnast Haylee Young on the balance beam.

Six of the nation's top gymnastics teams, including host Iowa State, will be battling for a spot in the NCAA Championships on Saturday, April 4. A handful of individuals from nonqualifying schools also will compete.

Unranked ISU and Michigan State join No. 4 Louisiana State, No. 9 Nebraska, No. 16 Denver and No. 23 Washington at the NCAA Ames Regional in Hilton Coliseum. Two teams will advance to the championships, April 17-19 in Fort Worth, Texas. The top two individual finishers in each event also advance if their teams do not.

The Cyclones, led by 2015 Big 12 Conference all-around champion Haylee Young (pictured) and uneven bars co-champion Caitlin Brown, are making their 19th consecutive NCAA regional appearance.

Saturday's competition begins at 4 p.m. Tickets, available at the door or by phone (888-478-2925), are $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Photo courtesy of athletics communications.