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UCLA Gymnastics Seeded 5th for NCAA Regionals

The Bruins will be the top seed in the NCAA Champaign Regional.

Joe Piechowski

The UCLA Gymnastics team has earned the number 5 seed for the upcoming NCAA Gymnastics Championships.

According to the NCAA, the top 18 schools are seeded based on their Regional Qualifying Scores (RQS). The RQS is an average of each team’s top 6 scores with at least three of scores being from away meets. UCLA’s RQS this year is 197.500.

As the 5th seed, the Bruins will be the top seed at the Champaign Regional which will be held at the State Farm Center on the University of Illinois campus on Saturday, Apr. 1 at 2pm PT.

At the Champaign Regional, they will compete against these five schools: No. 8 Oregon State, No. 17 Iowa, Illinois, Eastern Michigan, and Ohio State.

The NCAA website has a bracket with all 36 teams listed along with where they will compete.

The top two teams and the top two all-around competitors (who are not on an advancing team) from each regional will receive an automatic berth to the national championships at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis on April 14-15. The University of Missouri, Columbia will be the host school for the national championships. The top two teams from the Champaign, Fayetteville and Seattle regionals will compete in one of the semifinals, and the top two teams from the Gainesville, Lincoln and Morgantown regionals will compete in the other semifinal on April 14. The top three teams from each semifinal will advance to Super Six competition Saturday, April 15.

Go Bruins!