Katelyn Ohashi debuted her updated floor routine this Saturday at the Pac-12 Championships where the Bruins achieved a first-place finish.
UCLA Gym Source is honored to have been in the gym while Ohashi first began working on the revamped routine.
Head coach, Valorie Kondos Field, said that Katelyn wanted to do two floor routines during her senior year. “I wanted to wait until she was done with finals [to change it,]” Kondos Field said.
Ohashi’s routine isn’t completely different from what it was before, as her music still includes the famed Tina Turner song that kicks off her routine as well as music from Janet Jackson. She did, however, take out all of the Michael Jackson songs.
Kondos Field noted that fans might be wondering if Ohashi took out the Michael Jackson parts in her routine due to the documentary being released about the late singer. The fact is that Ohashi wanted an all-female routine featuring strong female musicians such as Tina Turner and Beyonce, which is the reason the Michael Jackson songs have been omitted from the updated routine.
Ohashi continues to want her floor routine to bring joy to everyone who sees it, and since the music from Michael Jackson doesn’t bring joy to everyone, she felt the need to remove it.
UCLA Gym Source obtained an exclusive clip of Ohashi reworking her routine for the first time in the gym on Tuesday. Check it out below!
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 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.
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.
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.
Former Bruin Peng Peng Lee will be making an appearance at a charity event at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles on Friday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets can still be purchased at AXS.com. Benefits will go to the charity “Give An Hour” which supports mental health.
The “Strange 80’s” event will feature tons of celebrity appearances as well as a plethora of music artists performing onstage.
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.
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UCLA assistant coach Jordyn Wieber attended espnW’s Women + Sports Summit and talked about the abuse she suffered at the hands of Larry Nassar and how coming forward has changed her life.
Wieber also spoke exclusively with ESPN about her hopes for the Bruins this year.
Check out a snippet of her interview with ESPN below and read the full article on ESPN.com.
espnW: How have the past nine months been for you since you came forward?
Wieber: It’s been a crazy nine months, definitely not how I expected it to go. It’s been very emotional, with so many ups and downs. What happened in January was a very hard time, but it fueled a new passion in me, and now I’m so determined to make gymnastics a safer sport and to ensure changes are made to make sure someone can’t come on and take advantage like Larry Nassar did. The past nine months have been busy but definitely rewarding. Talking about it constantly is not easy, but if it’s helping people, then I am willing to do it.