2003 UCLA Gymnasts Kick Off Season With Annual Meet The Team Event
Nov. 24, 2002
The 2003 UCLA gymnastics team made its season debut at the annual 'Meet theBruins' event on Sunday at the John Wooden Center.
Performing before a crowd of 1,000 people, the 10-time Pac-10 championsdisplayed their skills on the uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise.Reigning NCAA all-around, vault and floor champion Jamie Dantzscher debuteda world-class skill on the uneven bars, opening her routine with aShaposhnikova to a Pak salto to an immediate toe-on Shaposhnikova to anotherPak salto (Click here to view the video clip). Freshman Kate Richardson performed a full routine on the balancebeam, the event on which she won the gold medal at the 2002 CommonwealthGames. On floor exercise the Bruins split into two teams and battled in atumbling contest for stuck landings.
Peppered throughout the performances were several question and answersessions with coaches and gymnasts, trivia contests and prize giveaways. Theevent concluded with the Bruin team signing autographs and meeting fans in apost-event social.
UCLA's 2003 season begins on Jan. 2 in Hawaii against Oregon State.