Tuesday, January 23

Freshman Nia Dennis competed in all four events in UCLA's home opener win over Ohio State. Dennis scored a 39.05 in the all-around. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Women’s gymnastics opens season with promising win against Ohio State

UCLA gymnastics returns all four gymnasts who scored a perfect 10 last year, while also bringing in a star-studded freshman class. The No. 5 Bruins (1-0) enter the 2018 season as the favorite to win the Pac-12 title and took down the Ohio State Buckeyes (0-1) in their season opener. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Nia Dennis competed in all four events in UCLA's home opener win over Ohio State. Dennis scored a 39.05 in the all-around. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman Nia Dennis competed in all four events in UCLA's home opener win over Ohio State. Dennis scored a 39.05 in the all-around. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt senior Peng-Peng Lee posted the highest scores of the meet, with a 9.975 on bars and a 9.925 on beam in the Bruins' home opener against Ohio State on Saturday. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA gymnastics falters on vault but defeats Ohio State in home opener

Coach Valorie Kondos Field was sick for the home opener, but the Bruins were still able to dominate the Buckeyes in their season opener. “We reminded them all about how we should do this for Val, and what Val loves more than anything is when people put themselves out there as big and as beautiful as they can and that inspires everyone around them,” said associate head coach Chris Waller. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior Peng-Peng Lee posted the highest scores of the meet, with a 9.975 on bars and a 9.925 on beam in the Bruins' home opener against Ohio State on Saturday. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Redshirt senior Peng-Peng Lee posted the highest scores of the meet, with a 9.975 on bars and a 9.925 on beam in the Bruins' home opener against Ohio State on Saturday. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)



Although coach Valorie Kondos Field will need to replace several seniors in her lineup next year, she'll have NCAA uneven bars and balance beam champion Kyla Ross back for her sophomore season. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA gymnastics hopes to fine-tune routines to prep for next season

Valorie Kondos Field was on a roll. The UCLA gymnastics coach, sitting in between Oklahoma coach K.J. Kindler and Utah’s Tom Farden, wasn’t just talking about what she saw in the first NCAA semifinal Friday afternoon. Read more...

Photo: Although coach Valorie Kondos Field will need to replace several seniors in her lineup next year, she'll have NCAA uneven bars and balance beam champion Kyla Ross back for her sophomore season. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Although coach Valorie Kondos Field will need to replace several seniors in her lineup next year, she'll have NCAA uneven bars and balance beam champion Kyla Ross back for her sophomore season. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior Mikaela Gerber and redshirt senior Peng-Peng Lee celebrated with sophomore Stella Savvidou after the Bruins finished fourth in the NCAA Super Six. They led an eight-clap with fans who traveled to St. Louis to support the team. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA gymnastics earns fourth-place finish at NCAA Super Six

ST. LOUIS — The scores kept getting bigger and bigger for UCLA gymnastics. In the hunt for the program’s seventh national championship, the Bruins came out slow on vault before building momentum and hitting their routines over the final three rotations. Read more...

Photo: Senior Mikaela Gerber and redshirt senior Peng-Peng Lee celebrated with sophomore Stella Savvidou after the Bruins finished fourth in the NCAA Super Six. They led an eight-clap with fans who traveled to St. Louis to support the team. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior Mikaela Gerber and redshirt senior Peng-Peng Lee celebrated with sophomore Stella Savvidou after the Bruins finished fourth in the NCAA Super Six. They led an eight-clap with fans who traveled to St. Louis to support the team. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Kyla Ross finished her first NCAA championship with top scores on uneven bars and balance beam in the first semifinal. The freshman also took second in the all-around behind Utah freshman MyKayla Skinner. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin)

UCLA gymnastics heads to Super Six after standout semifinal routines

This post was updated April 14 at 10 p.m. ST. LOUIS — Even the always-dancing coach Valorie Kondos Field felt it when her team went to balance beam. Read more...

Photo: Kyla Ross finished her first NCAA championship with top scores on uneven bars and balance beam in the first semifinal. The freshman also took second in the all-around behind Utah freshman MyKayla Skinner. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin)

Kyla Ross finished her first NCAA championship with top scores on uneven bars and balance beam in the first semifinal. The freshman also took second in the all-around behind Utah freshman MyKayla Skinner. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin)


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