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.
Macy Toronjo, currently a redshirt Sophomore and a frequent competitor on UCLA’s floor lineup last year, hasn’t been competing so far this season, with many fans wondering where she has been.
Toronjo told UCLA Gym Source that she hasn’t been competing due to having problems with her back. Toronjo also said that so far, she is not redshirting this season and that she is “working hard to come back.”
It sounds like Toronjo hopes to be back before the end of this season and said she misses “being out there” competing.
Toronjo competed on floor during the last eight meets of the 2017 gymnastics season, with her highest score being a 9.95 against NC State.
If Toronjo does end up redshirting this season, she will still have three more eligible years to compete, which could end up making her a 6th-year Senior like Peng-Peng Lee.
Felicia Hano was interviewed on the Bruin Insider Show earlier this week. She talks about the first perfect 10 of her career as well as injuries that kept her from competing in nine meets last season. Fast forward to the 38 minute mark here to listen to her entire interview.
Former UCLA Olympians Kyla Ross and Madison Kocian were interviewed by Cal Berkeley’s Sarah Zhang for CalTV at the meet on Feb. 10. Cal’s very own former Olympian from Jamaica, Toni-Ann Williams was also interviewed.
Press play on the video below to watch the women talk about what they loved most about competing at the Olympics.
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!