Gallery: No. 14 UCLA gymnastics falls to No. 6 California at away meet

(Jeremy Chen/Daily Bruin)

By Jeremy Chen

March 8, 2021 at 10:40 a.m.

No. 6 California defeated No. 14 UCLA on Saturday, with the Golden Bears tying the NCAA record on uneven bars – which was set by Bruins in 2004 – with a score of 49.825. Cal gymnast Emi Watterson scored a perfect 10 during the event.

Freshman Sara Ulias’ high-flying straddle jaeger earned her a score of 9.875 on the uneven bars.

Junior Margzetta Frazier competed in the all-around for the seventh straight meet this season, scoring a 9.95 in the anchor position on uneven bars.

Ulias has become a staple in the bars lineup this season, scoring a 9.875 or higher in the last three meets.

Launching off the table, senior Nia Dennis stuck her vault and scored a 9.925.

Sophomore Kalyany Steele performed an exhibition routine on the uneven bars.

Senior Pauline Tratz celebrated after her vault, which earned a score of 9.80 for the team.

Sophomore Emma Andres led the Bruins’ floor rotation.

Volunteer assistant coach and team choreographer BJ Das danced alongside junior Sekai Wright during her ‘90s-themed floor routine.

Tratz’s floor routine tied a career-high 9.95 score, the team-high score of the meet.

Frazier performed a side somi during her floor routine, a tribute to Janet Jackson that earned a 9.925.

Dennis started her floor routine, which celebrates Black excellence, with a raised fist.

Dennis performs a full twisting layout during her second pass.

Coach Kristina Comforte watched as senior Kendal Poston performed her triple series on beam. After a fall, Poston’s score of 9.125 was dropped.

Poston led the beam rotation for the Bruins. The Bruins scored a total of 48.650 on the apparatus, causing their final score to dip below 197 for the first time in the past three meets.

Dennis competed in the all-around this week, along with Frazier and freshman Chae Campbell.

Campbell prepared for a double wolf turn during her beam routine, which earned her a 9.875. Campbell won the all-around with a career-high score of 39.625, including a perfect score on her Yurchenko full vault.

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