Katelyn Ohashi on NBC Nightly News

Katelyn Ohashi made an appearance on NBC Nightly News tonight, sharing her story about how gymnastics brings her so much joy these days, but it didn’t always.

Ohashi said the elite world of gymnastics left her “mentally drained.”

Regarding her viral success, Ohashi said “it just proves that hard work does pay off.”

To watch the full segment from reporter Joe Fryer, head over to NBCNews.com.

It was LA or Bust for Canadian Gymnast Brooklyn Moors

The Cambridge Times recently spoke with elite Canadian gymnast and UCLA 2020 commit Brooklyn Moors about her decision to verbally accept a scholarship from the university. Check out a snippet from the article below and read the full story on the Cambridge Times’ website.

Secretly, Brooklyn Moors has been California dreamin’.

And on a winter’s day back in Cambridge, the 17-year-old Dynamo gymnast was at UCLA in Los Angeles last weekend making a verbal commitment to the 2018 NCAA national gymnastics champions. 

Verbally accepting a full scholarship offer for 2020 – waiting until after the Tokyo Olympics – the Cambridge native could join the likes of other city gymnasts, Yvonne Tousek and Aisha and Mikaela Gerber, as UCLA Bruins alumnae. All four have, at one time, been coached by Elvira Saadi.

Brooklyn Moors Commits to UCLA

Brooklyn Moors announced on Instagram today that she has verbally committed to UCLA on a full scholarship for the 2020-2021 season.

A 17-year-old elite gymnast from Canada, Moors has high hopes of making the Canadian Olympic team in 2020, therefore will be deferring her enrollment to UCLA until fall of 2020.

Moors attended the UCLA vs USC football game this past weekend at Rose Bowl Stadium where she posed for a picture with next year’s freshmen gymnasts.

Moors made her international debut at the 2017 World Championships where she placed fifth in the Floor Exercise finals and 15th in the All-Around competition.

Moors also competed at the 2018 World Championships in Doha where she helped the Canadian team to a fourth-place finish and placed eighth in Floor Exercise finals.

Zoe Gravier and Ariel Posen Verbally Commit to UCLA

Junior elite gymnast Zoe Gravier and Level 10 gymnast Ariel Posen from MG Elite have both verbally committed to UCLA for the 2022-2023 season on full athletic scholarships.

Gravier and Posen each announced their commitment to the Bruins on Instagram.

Both girls train under Victoria Levine and Maggie Haney who coached Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez.

For more information on Gravier and Posen as well as other verbal commits to UCLA, head over to our UCLA commits page.

Alexis Jeffrey Verbally Commits to UCLA

Junior elite gymnast, Alexis Jeffrey, from Warrensburg, MO, has announced her verbal commitment to UCLA on Instagram.

The fifteen year old gymnast currently trains at GAGE in Blue Springs, MO and will join the Bruins as a Freshman for the 2021-2022 season.

To find out more information about Jeffrey as well as other UCLA recruits, head over to our UCLA Commits page.