Kyla Ross, a 2012 Olympic gold medalist, scored a perfect 10 this afternoon on the uneven bars as UCLA defeated Oregon State, 197.325-196.700.
“Ross earned her perfect 10 in the first rotation of the competition with a precise routine that included a powerful Shaposhnikova, perfect handstands and a stuck double layout dismount,” according to UCLABruins.com. It’s the first time this season that a Bruin has scored a perfect 10. The bars were the Bruins’ first rotation today and Ross’ routine led the team to a 49.55 score as a team. It was UCLA’s highest bars score since the 2010 NCAA Regionals. Here’s the video of Ross’ bars routine, courtesy of UCLA Athletics
It was a pretty amazing rotation overall. Madison Kocian started it off with a 9.875 and was followed by Sony Meraz who posted a 9.85. Then JaNay Honest matched Kocian with a 9.875 of her own while sophomore Stella Savvidou added a 9.8, which was dropped as the team’s low score. Ross was fifth in the rotation for UCLA and she was followed by Christine Peng-Peng Lee who nearly made it back-to-back tens for the Bruins when she scored a 9.95.
UCLA moved to the vault for their second rotation. The vault would be the second-weakest rotation of the day for the Bruins. Gracie Kramer started things off with a 9.775 and Meraz scored a 9.725. The rotation picked up after that when Honest earned a 9.80 and Kocian added a 9.875. Napualani Hall was fifth and she scored a 9.85. She was followed by Ross and what a follow-up it was. Ross came through with a 9.925 to give the Bruins their highest score of the rotation and almost pull off back-to-back tens.
UCLA moved to the floor next and, while the floor was their weakest rotation of the meet, Savvidou, Hall, Honest and Kocian all had season-high scores for the floor. Kocian led the team with a 9.925 and Hallie Mosset scored a 9.85 to give the Bruins a season-best 47.20 total.
On the beam, Lee earned a 9.925, her second score higher than 9.9 in the meet while Kocian’s 9.85 was just enough to earn her the all-around victory.
After the meet, Kyla Ross spoke with former Bruin Samantha Peczak. Thanks to UCLA Athletics for the video.
And, finally, here’s the Pac-12 Networks recap of the entire meet from UCLA Athletics.