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UCLA Gymnastics Seeks National Championship #114 at NCAA Super Six

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The Bruins are one step closer to bringing home national championship #114.

Kyla Ross won two individual NCAA titles yesterday on the balance beam and the uneven bars.
Joe Piechowski

In the first session of the semifinals, the UCLA gymnastics team placed second behind top-seeded Oklahoma by a fraction of a point. Session one results were:

1. Oklahoma 197.7250

2. UCLA 197.5000

3. Utah 197.0500

4. Washington 196.5625

5. Denver 196.4750

6. Oregon State 196.3625

Kyla Ross won two individual NCAA titles yesterday when she won the individual title on the balance beam and shared the individual title on uneven bars. Ross scored a career-high 39.575 in the All-Around to place second in the session and sixth overall, with Madison Kocian placing third in the session and seventh overall with a final score of 39.550.

The Bruins were on fire all day, with every competitor hitting their routines in the second rotation on the uneven bars. On the floor exercise, UCLA scored a meet-high 49.5375, closing the rotation with three-straight scores of 9.925 or higher. Angi Cipra scored a season-high 9.925, Kocian recorded a team-best 9.9375, and Hallie Mossett rounded out the rotation, scoring 9.925.

Going into the final rotation on vault, UCLA held an extremely slim lead over Oklahoma. Kocian led the Bruins with a career high tying 9.875 and Felicia Hano set a new career high with a 9.8625. Ross and Cipra each added 9.8375s, and Napualani Hall contributed a 9.825. These scores were outstanding, but the Bruins ended the day in second place.

Here is a highlight video of the semifinals, courtesy of UCLA Athletics:

And here is a post meet interview with Kyla Ross, courtesy of UCLA Athletics:

With the second session complete and the Super Six decided, UCLA will compete today against Oklahoma, Utah, LSU, Alabama and Florida for the national title.

The Super Six Team Finals will take place at 6pm PT and will be televised live on ESPNU.

NCAA Gymnastics Super Six

Who: UCLA, Oklahoma, Utah, LSU, Alabama and Florida

When: Saturday, April 15, 2017, 6 pm PT

Where: Chaifetz Arena

TV: ESPNU

Live Stream: NCAA.com

Live Stats: Super Six Stat Broadcast

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Go Bruins!