Margzetta Frazier’s Interview with Inside Gymnastics

Photo by Grace Chiu

Inside Gymnastics recently spoke with UCLA Freshman, Margzetta Frazier, about her journey to compete for both UCLA and the U.S. Championships this weekend. She is straddling both worlds for the time being and wants to give elite gymnastics all she’s got before she’s done with it. Read a snippet of the article below and find the entire thing on InsideGymnastics.com.

Margzetta “Marz” Frazier has had her sights set on the NCAA for years. When it came time for her to decide on where her NCAA career would be spent, UCLA was a great option, a welcoming home with great coaches in a fun environment, not to mention its tangible success as a program. She was confident that no matter where her elite journey took her, she’d be heading westward.

Flash forward to the first week of August this year. With a slight feeling of trepidation, ultimately overshadowed by great excitement, Frazier donned her Bruins team gear for the first time. The month leading to nationals for most athletes is about increasing numbers, routine preparedness and a decreased social calendar to make room for additional (and much-needed) rest and recovery, but not for Frazier. For the past two weeks, she’s spent hours walking, taking campus tours, going through orientation, moving and becoming acclimated to the rolling hills of Los Angeles.

Emma Malabuyo Pulls Out of Nationals Competition

6331942B-275F-4B13-93D4-15304DEE5372Future Bruin Emma Malabuyo has pulled out of the U.S. Championships competition this weekend due to a back injury, according to Chros McDougall from TeamUSA.org, who spoke with Malabuyo on the day of podium training.

Malabuyo plans to return to camp in September where she will do four watered down routines. After that, she plans on doing four full routines at worlds camp and has hopes to make the worlds team.

Videos of Margzetta at Podium Training in Boston

UCLA Freshman, Margzetta Frazier, is currently in Boston preparing to compete at the U.S. Championships this weekend. Frazier is representing UCLA at the championships alongside coaches Jordyn Wieber and Chris Waller. Frazier has also been sporting UCLA leotards from this past season.

USA Gymnastics has posted videos of Frazier on bars and floor during podium training. You can watch them below!