Future 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.
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!
The Bruins are heading to Lincoln, Neb. on Sunday, Mar. 4 to compete at the Masters Classic against three other teams; No. 16 Nebraska, No. 23 Iowa State and Kent State.
The meet will be streamed live online at huskers.com at 2 p.m. CT / 12 p.m. PT. Live stats will also be available.
The Bruins will begin the meet on the balance beam and will finish on the uneven bars. Nebraska, as the host team, will begin the meet on vault and continue in Olympic order. Kent State will begin on the uneven bars and Iowa State will begin on floor exercise.
The Senior gymnasts will be signing autographs after Sunday’s meet against Oregon State, which starts at 3:00 p.m. Sonya Meraz, JaNay Honest, Peng-Peng Lee, Rechelle Dennis and Pua Hall will be attending the meet and greet which begins shortly after the meet.
Doors will open at 2:00 p.m. with the pre-meet entertainment beginning at 2:40 p.m.
The first 1,000 fans inside Pauley Pavilion will receive free reusable UCLA Gymnastics water bottles, in support of this week’s Green Meet.
A performance by Le Petit Cirque will follow the meet, so be sure stay in your seats after the final rotation!
The meet will be broadcast live on Pac-12 Network.
The Junior gymnasts will be signing autographs after Sunday’s meet against Utah, which starts at 5:00 p.m. Macy Toronjo, Brielle Nguyen, Stella Savvidou and Katelyn Ohashi will be attending the meet and greet which begins right after the meet.
Doors will open at 3:45 p.m. with the pre-meet entertainment starting at 4:40 p.m. The national anthem will be sung by America’s Got Talent‘s Calysta Bevier.
This meet is also an appreciation meet for the first responders. First responders are being given four free tickets to the meet, so spread the word!
UCLA has teamed up with the Oklahoma Sooners to pay tribute to the brave survivors of sexual abuse that have come forward recently.
After the meet in Pauley Pavilion on Sunday, the two teams will be honoring those who have survived abuse, so be sure to stick around after the competition!
As a special treat, the first 1,000 fans in Pauley will receive teal wristbands that say “Together We Rise” and the first 5,000 fans will receive teal pom-poms.
The meet will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. with the first vault at 1:01 p.m. Doors open at 12 p.m. Be sure to arrive early and be in your seats by 12:40 p.m. for the pre-meet festivities, including UCLA’s very own Hallie Mossett, Peng-Peng Lee and former Bruin Alex Waller singing the national anthem.
The meet will be televised live on ESPN at 1 p.m. Pacific Time. This will be the first time in history that a regular season college gymnastics meet will be broadcast on ESPN.