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Gallery: Gymnastics wins NCAA championship, earns 115th title for UCLA

By Daniel Leibowitz

April 21, 2018 9:30 pm

Sophomore Madison Kocian performed on uneven parallel bars both in the semifinals and finals, scoring 9.7750 and 9.9375 respectively.

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Redshirt senior Peng-Peng Lee scored two perfect 10s in the finals, on the uneven parallel bars and the balance beam. Her perfect score on the balance beam helped UCLA pull past Oklahoma to win the NCAA championship.

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Junior Brielle Nguyen encourages Kocian before her performance on the balance beam during the finals.

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Junior Katelyn Ohashi gave a 9.9500 performance on the balance beam in the finals, making it UCLA’s highest scoring event with a total score of 49.7500.

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Coach Valorie Kondos Field smiles before speaking with an ESPN representative about the team’s performance during the finals.

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Sophomore Gracie Kramer posted high scores in both competitions, putting up a 9.8875 on the floor exercise in the finals.

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Sophomore Kyla Ross suffered a bad landing at the end of her floor routine in the finals, which hurt her score. Luckily she avoided injury and went on to perform in the rest of the remaining three events.

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Kondos Field gives sophomore Felicia Hano some advice after her finals floor routine, in which she scored a 9.9000.

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Junior Katelyn Ohashi strikes an iconic pose during her floor exercise, emulating Michael Jackson as she does throughout the routine. She received a 9.9500 for her performance.

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Redshirt freshman Anna Glenn cheers along with associate head coach Chris Waller after Glenn sticks a landing during the vault event.

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Senior JaNay Honest posted a 9.9000 in the uneven parallel bars event. This was UCLA’s second highest scoring event of the finals.

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Sophomore Gracie Kramer and the entire team celebrate after Lee completes a perfect 10 on the uneven parallel bars routine for the Bruins.

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UCLA fans came out to support their team in St. Louis during the NCAA championship.

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Redshirt freshman Grace Glenn scored 9.9375 on the balance beam during the NCAA Super Six. Her twin sister, Anna, performed in both the vault and uneven parallel bars.

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Kocian executes her signature mount for the balance beam event.

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The Bruins demonstrated good sportsmanship and camaraderie during the awards ceremony, taking time to congratulate each of the other five teams.

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Fans of all six teams came together to cheer on the gymnasts as they took the stage during the awards ceremony that followed the NCAA championship Super Six competition.

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Ohashi hugs and congratulates a member of the Oklahoma team, which came second in the championship.

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This win marks UCLA’s 115 NCAA title.

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