The second ranked UCLA Gymnastics team is in Duluth, GA and ready to take on their morning Semi-Finals session as they compete for a spot in Saturday's Super Six Team Finals.
UCLA is looking to win their seventh overall NCAA title and UCLA's 109th title. The event WILL be televised at the NCAA's website, or you can follow UCLA Gymnastics on Twitter or follow along in our open thread below!
UCLA's rotation begins on the vault, UCLA's strongest event. then a bye, uneven bars, balance beam, the second bye, and ending the session on the floor. The other teams competing in the morning session are #3 Oklahoma, #6 Nebraska, #7 Utah, #10 Stanford and #11 LSU. Check out our preview of the teams here.
In order to move onto the Super Six team finals, UCLA must place in the top three spots of their session. Ideally UCLA wants to be first and score at least 197 to receive a preferable rotation order in the Super Six. While UCLA has improved on the balance beam this year, you do not want to end your NCAA championships on that apparatus.
The Lady Bruins will also be competing for individual spots in Sunday's Event Finals, so a top performance will be required today. Gymnasts advance to the event finals if they score in the top 4 of the apparatus. The All-Around Champion will also be determined from Friday's scores. Sam Peszek is the current NCAA Champion on the Balance Beam.
The Quest for #109 is on. GO BRUINS.