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#3 UCLA Gymnastics Takes on #11 Washington in a Friday Night Meet

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After posting a season high against Stanford on Monday, UCLA is back on the mats tonight against the GymDawgs.

Gracie Kramer’s floor routine is a fun one to watch.
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Tonight, the #3 UCLA gymnastics team welcomes the #11 Washington Huskies to Pauley Pavilion for a Friday night meet at 7pm PT.

Last Time Out

UCLA took on the Stanford Cardinal on Monday night at Maples Pavillion in Palo Alto, California, and posted a season high 197.575 in their first Pac-12 meet of the season.

Beginning the meet on the uneven bars, Felicia Hano started the Bruins off strong with a score of 9.850 and Savannah Kooyman followed with a 9.775. From there, UCLA’s scores climbed, with Madison Kocian and Margzetta Frazier each scoring a 9.900, Norah Flatley notching 9.850, and Kyla Ross taking the uneven bars title with a 9.950. After the first rotation, UCLA was ahead with a 49.450 to Stanford’s 48.950 on vault.

In the second rotation on vault, UCLA saw four vaulters earn a 9.850: Chloe Lashbrooke and Pauline Tratz, Gracie Kramer, and Hano. Nia Dennis and Ross each earned a 9.900, and shared the vault win for the meet. After two rotations, UCLA extended their lead with a 49.275 to bring their total to 98.725 against Stanford’s 97.800 after the uneven bars.

The third rotation had the Bruins on the floor exercise and Flatley led off with a 9.875. After Lashbrooke and Dennis each scored a 9.850, UCLA got another 9.875 from Kramer and Hano followed with a strong 9.900. Ross anchored the event by earning a 9.975 with one judge awarding her a perfect 10. Her score would be the top floor exercise score of the day. After this rotation and a score of 49.475, UCLA was beating Stanford by more than a point, 148.300 to 147.125. UCLA is currently ranked #1 in the nation in this event.

In the final rotation on beam, UCLA led off with Grace Glenn, who scored a near-perfect 9.975 for the second time this season and won the beam title. Kendal Poston scored a 9.850 and Ross followed with a 9.750. Flatley and Dennis each came back with a 9.875 and Nicki Shapiro made her season debut with a 9.800. The event score of a 49.375 gave the Bruins a grand total of 197.575, beating Stanford’s 196.250.

Tonight’s Meet

UCLA takes on the Washington GymDawgs tonight, who are are coming off their best meet of the season against UC Berkeley. Washington scored a 197.225 and four GymDawgs earned career-high scores. Kristyn Hoffa earned a career-high 9.975 on floor, giving her the highest finish by a GymDawg on the floor since 2004. Washington’s total meet scores have climbed by almost a full point each week. So, expect this meet to be some of the toughest competition UCLA has faced so far this year.


Go Bruins!