2019 Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Championships

Event: March 23 | West Valley City, UT

UCLA defends Pac-12 gymnastics championship

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WEST VALLEY CITY, UTAH – No. 1-seeded UCLA defended its Pac-12 Women’s Gymnastics Championship title with a season-high 198.400 at the first-ever neutral site Pac-12 gymnastics championship.  The Bruins topped No. 2-seeded UTAH (198.025), No. 3 OREGON STATE (196.600), and No. 4 CALIFORNIA (196.575) in front of 8,621 fans at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah.  Utah’s MyKayla Skinner and UCLA’s Kyla Ross each scored at least one perfect 10 in tonight’s session (Skinner on floor and Ross on uneven bars and floor) and were tied in the all-around heading into the final rotation at 29.800.  After notching her second perfect 10 of the meet on floor, Ross earned the all-around crown with an overall 39.800 and was named the 2019 Gymnast of the Year.

When asked about winning the championship coach Valorie Kondos Field responded, “I should say yay season-high score, but it’s really not about the score it’s about going head to head into competition and leaving no regrets. Our vault score wasn't astronomical, but we did the best we could do on vault. That was really good. Going event to event you want to be putting up 24 for 24 great routines with still room to grow."  Kondos Field was honored as Pac-12 Coach of the Year at the end of the meet in the trophy ceremony to celebrate her last season leading the Bruins.  In her 29 seasons at the helm, Kondos Field has guided UCLA gymnastics to all seven of its NCAA championships.

UCLA – 198.400

  • Seven-time Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week, Kyla Ross earned her tenth perfect 10 this season on uneven bars and eleventh perfect 10 on floor, making it eight consecutive meets in a row in which Ross scored at least one perfect 10.
  • Six-time Pac-12 Specialist of the Week, Katelyn Ohashi, scored her ninth perfect 10 on floor and eleventh perfect 10 overall in her career.
  • Felicia Hano tied her career-best on vault (9.950) to tie for first in the event.
  • Three-time Pac-12 Freshman of the Week, Margzetta Frazier nailed her leadoff bar routine with a career-high-tying 9.95.
  • Brielle Nguyen and Gracie Kramer also made career-highs with a 9.90 on beam and a 9.950 on floor, respectively.

 

UTAH – 198.025

  • Four-time Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week, MyKayla Skinner dazzled fans by scoring her first perfect 10 of the season and her third perfect 10 overall on floor exercise.
  • The Utes began the Pac-12 Championship with a season-high bar score of 49.575, lead by a 9.950 season-high-tying score from Mykayla Skinner, a 9.925 from Kim Tessen, and a trio of 9.90s from Hunter Dula, MaKenna Merrell-Giles, and Missy Reinstadtler.
  • Adrienne Randall and Macey Roberts made impressive showings by earning career-highs with a 9.90 on beam and a 9.95 on floor, respectively.

OREGON STATE – 196.600

  • Isis Lowery led the Beavers posting a career-high 9.95 on floor and tying her career-high 9.90 on bars.
  • Mary Jacobsen made an impressive showing by posting a 9.900 on vault, a season-high-tying 9.875 on bars, and a career-high tying 9.90 on floor.

CALIFORNIA – 196.575

  • A pair of freshmen led the Golden Bears on vault with Maya Bordas scoring a career-high 9.80 and Milan Clausi recording a 9.90 in their post-season podium vault debuts.
  • Kyanna George earned a pair of 9.90s on bars and floor, earning a career-high in both events.  George also posted a 9.850 on vault and a 9.800 on beam to record an overall season-high 39.450 in the all-around.
  • In her only event of the meet, Emi Watterson shined on bars with a 9.950 to tie for second overall.

 

TEAM SCORES

UCLA – 198.400

UTAH – 198.025

OREGON STATE – 196.600

CALIFORNIA – 196.575

ARIZONA STATE – 196.400

WASHINGTON – 196.175

STANFORD – 195.925

ARIZONA – 193.900

INDIVIDUAL WINNERS

Vault

MyKayla Skinner, Utah – 9.950

Felicia Hano, UCLA – 9.950

Bars

Kyla Ross, UCLA – 10.000

Beam

Katelyn Ohashi, UCLA– 9.950

Floor

Kyla Ross, UCLA – 10.00

MyKayla Skinner, Utah – 10.00

Katelyn Ohashi, UCLA – 10.00

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