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.


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.

Meet the Bruins Returning this December

fishThe 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.

Be sure to follow us on social media for updates!


Christine Peng-Peng Lee Starring in SeaWorld’s “Illuminight”

Bruin fans, start planning your trips to San Diego. Former UCLA Gymnast, Peng-Peng Lee is now starring in a brand new night time show choreographed by Valorie Kondos-Field at SeaWorld San Diego.

The show runs nightly beginning June 16 at 8:45 and 9:45 p.m. at the Nautilus Amphitheater and runs all summer long.

The nighttime spectacular will feature high flying acrobatics, a laser light DJ, dancers and more.

Bruins Competing at Masters Classic on Sunday


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 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.

Bruins Currently #2 Team in the Nation!

stella excitedAfter the win against Cal this weekend, the UCLA Bruins are now ranked number two in the nation!

The team has been stuck at number four since the beginning of the season, but finally improved their ranking with an average score of 197.346 after week 6 of competition.

The Bruins are now ahead of Pac-12 rival Utah, which now stands at number three with an average score of 197.292. Oklahoma stands at number one with an average score of 197.880.

Congratulations to the Bruins!

UCLA Bruins Gymnastics 2018 Schedule

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.

Madison Preston Retires from Gymnastics

Source: DailyBruin

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.

Preston was last seen competing as a Bruin at the 2017 NCAA National Championships in St. Louis, MO, where she competed on Vault with a score of 9.6.

During the regular season, Preston managed to receive a 9.95 on her Yurchenko layout full, which was the start value of the vault, meaning she executed it perfectly.

She will definitely be missed.