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.
The annual “Meet the Bruins” event held by the UCLA Gymnastics team will be returning to Pauley Pavilion this year on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. Event admission is free and seating is first come, first serve.
The format for this year’s event has not yet been announced. In previous years, the event has been more of a showcase to show fans what the Bruins have been working on during the preseason. Last year it was a Blue vs Gold intrasquad.
The event will not be broadcast on Pac-12 Network, however there might be a livestream. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
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.
Here is the complete schedule for the upcoming 2018 NCAA Gymnastics season for the Bruins. All home meets are written in bold.
Jan. 6 – UCLA vs Ohio State @ 6:00 p.m.
Jan. 14 – @ Elevate the Stage vs Stanford, Utah & Washington @ 2 p.m. in Reno, NV
Jan. 20 – @ Arizona @ 3:00 p.m.
Jan. 27 – @ Metroplex Challenge vs LSU, North Carolina State & Washington @ 4:45 p.m. in Fort Worth, TX
Feb. 4 – UCLA vs Oklahoma @ 1:00 p.m.
Feb. 10 – @ California @ 11:30 a.m. Feb. 18 – UCLA vs Utah @ 5:00 p.m. Feb. 25 – UCLA vs Oregon State @ 3:00 p.m.
March 4 – Masters Classic vs Iowa State, Kent State & Nebraska @ 12:00 p.m. in Lincoln, NEB
March 11 – @ Stanford @ 1:00 p.m. March 13 – UCLA vs San Jose State @ 7:00 p.m.
Madiston Preston, current Junior at UCLA, and one of the top competitors on Vault on UCLA’s gymnastics roster, has retired from competing in gymnastics due to injury.
When the athlete was missing from the gymnastics team’s group photo taken on Monday, many fans questioned why she wasn’t there. The official Twitter account of UCLA Gymnastics reported that Preston had in fact, retired. The good news is that she will stay on the team as a manager.