UCLA Gymnasts Eye Nationals As They Equal 2023 High Score

WESTWOOD—UCLA gymnastics has a rich history of Olympic medalists. Female gymnasts of UCLA have won Olympic medals at every games since 2000 picking up gold medals at two of the last three games. The team had a 2023 NCAA high score on Thursday, March 30.

2020 Olympian Brooklyn Moors made her first appearance of the 2023 season. Moors sustained a knee injury in December. The Canadian helped the Bruins to a 49.675 finish on the beam. This is the fourth highest beam score in UCLA program history. They also scored an impressive 49.500 on the floor.

The school had the highest score of the season with 198.275. Utah won their semi-final with a score of 198.125.

The No. 4 ranked Bruins advance to Saturdays regional finals against No. 5 ranked Utah and No. 27 ranked Washington. Saturdays regional finals take place at 5 p.m. This will be shown on ESPN 2. The top two finishers advance to the NCAA championships in Fort Worth, Texas, April 13 to 15.

Olympic gold medalists Kyla Ross (2012) and Madison Kocian (2016) both represented the UCLA bruins during their college careers.

UCLA have won seven nationals. Only Georgia (10) and Utah (9) have won more. The school has only won two national titles since 2010. The last of those victories coming in 2018. UCLA will be aiming to qualify for nationals for the first time since 2019.

The current roster includes:

Chloe Lashbrooke – Scottsdale, AZ

Maddie Anyimi – Sacramento, CA

Chae Campbell – Corolition, TX

Emma Andres – Rocklin, CA

Katie McNamara – Manhattan Beach, CA

Frida Esparza – Pittsburg, CA

Emily Lee – Los Gatos, CA

Brooklyn Moors – Ontario, Canada

Paige Hogan – Simi Valley, CA

Mia Erdoes – New York, NY

Margzetta Frazier – Sicklerville, NJ

Clara Wren – San Marcos, CA

Ciena Alipio – San Jose, CA

Ana Padurariu – Whitby, Ontario, Canada

Kalyany Steele -Colorado Springs, CO

Selina Harris – Las Vegas, NV

Emma Malabuyo – Milpitas, CA

Sara Ulias – Thousand Oaks, CA

Jordan Chiles – Vancouver, WA