UCLA gymnastics assistant coach Kyle Grable celebrates after a vault routine (left). UCLA gymnastics assistant coach Autumn Grable hugs then-sophomore Jordan Chiles after a beam routine (right). The Grables are married and are entering their second years in Westwood. (Photos by Julia Zhou/Assistant Photo editor and Megan Cai/Daily Bruin senior staff. Photo illustration by Ashley Ko/Illustrations director)
Autumn Grable worked at a gym in Cincinnati while attending nursing school, using her gymnastics knowledge from her youth to teach toddlers how to tumble.
Her then-boyfriend Kyle Grable – although they did not yet share a last name – would take her to the gym a couple of nights a week.
Margzetta Frazier is back.
Coach Janelle McDonald said Tuesday that the graduate student would be returning for her sixth year with the program. Frazier, who has yet to fall on a routine – landing all 131 in her collegiate career – joined UCLA in 2019 and helped lead the squad to an appearance at nationals last season.
The Bruins just bolstered their weakest event as the 2024 season approaches.
Graduate student Nya Reed will use her fifth and final year of eligibility to transfer from Florida to UCLA gymnastics, the team announced Thursday morning.
UCLA Athletics has no shortage of stars. Players like Reilyn Turner, Kiki Rice and Cody Schrier turn heads each time they don their uniforms. But every year, a new cohort starts to shine.
This post was updated Oct. 2 at 3:48 p.m.
A brand new year of UCLA Athletics is on the horizon, and with it comes more chances to etch new records.
This post was updated Aug. 7 at 8:11p.m.
Jordan Chiles was representing UCLA gymnastics at the NCAA championships just five months ago. On Saturday, the Olympian was back on the competition floor – this time representing World Champions Centre, her elite club.
This post was update July 9 at 10:27 p.m.
UCLA’s Black student-athletes have a long-standing history of changing the sports world for the better, from Jackie Robinson to Arthur Ashe, to Kenny Washington and Woody Strode, to Jackie Joyner-Kersee and beyond.
This post was updated July 2 at 7:06 p.m.
Emma Malabuyo is admittedly still learning to speak Filipino.
UCLA gymnastics’ rising junior said she relies upon family members and her new teammates to help her learn new words and phrases.
Jordan Chiles never shies away from the spotlight. An Olympic medalist with endless energy and eye-catching swagger, she has Hollywood written all over her.
But don’t count on her to follow a script.
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