UCLA Gymnastics Announces 2022 Schedule
UCLA Gymnastics will host five regular season home meets at Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom, along with the preseason Meet the Bruins exhibition on Dec. 17, 2021. The Bruins officially open the season on Saturday, Jan. 8 at the Collegiate Challenge in Anaheim.
The Bruins will have seven meets, plus Meet the Bruins, televised on Pac-12 Network. The UCLA vs. Utah home meet on Friday, Feb. 4 will also be televised, with network information to be announced at a later date.
UCLA will compete on the road for the majority of January, first at the season-opening Collegiate Challenge at the Anaheim Arena on Saturday, Jan. 8. The Collegiate Challenge is a two-session, six-team competition. The Bruins will compete in session two at 6:30 pm against Arizona, California and Oregon State. Session one featuring Arizona State and Washington will take place at 1 pm. Following the Collegiate Challenge is a Monday matchup at 2021 Big Ten champion Minnesota and the Pac-12 opener at Oregon State on Jan. 23.
The Bruins' home opener will take place on Sunday, Jan. 30 against Arizona. It will be UCLA's first home dual meet with fans in attendance since March 2020.
February kicks off with a nationally-televised Friday night meet in Pauley Pavilion against conference rival Utah on Feb. 4. The marquee matchup will feature two teams who have won the last seven Pac-12 Championships, and each team features three 2020 Olympians. UCLA boasts U.S. silver medalist Jordan Chiles, Canadian all-around finalist Brooklyn Moors and U.S. alternate Emma Malabuyo, while Utah has U.S. silver medalist Grace McCallum, Great Britain's bronze medalist Amelie Morgan and U.S. alternate Kara Eaker.
Also on tap for February are road dual meets at Stanford (Feb. 12) and at Arizona State (Feb. 20). A home dual meet against Washington on Sunday, Feb. 27 kicks off three straight home meets to close the regular season. UCLA will also host California on Sunday, Mar. 6 at 12pm and close against UC Davis on Saturday, Mar. 12 at 2pm on Senior Day for Norah Flatley, Margzetta Frazier, Kendal Poston, Samantha Sakti, Sara Taubman, Pauline Tratz and Sekai Wright.
Postseason begins on Saturday, Mar. 19 at the Pac-12 Championships in West Valley City, Utah. Both sessions will be televised live on Pac-12 Networks at 1pm and 6pm MT. The NCAA Regionals will take place Mar. 30-Apr. 2 at four sites (Kentucky, North Carolina State, Auburn and Washington). The top two teams from each regional will advance to the NCAA Championships, which will be held at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. The NCAA semifinals will take place Apr. 14, with the top two teams advancing to the four-team final on Apr. 16.
UCLA returns four Pac-12 champions in Wright (vault), Frazier (uneven bars), Tratz (floor exercise) and Chae Campbell (floor exercise) and brings in a star-studded freshman class led by Chiles, Moors, Malabuyo, World beam medalist Ana Padurariu and Olympic Trials competitor Emily Lee.
Season tickets for 2022 home meets are on sale now at uclabruins.com/tickets. Seating in Pauley Pavilion is back at full capacity. Additionally, tickets for the Collegiate Challenge will go on sale on Nov. 1.
2022 UCLA Gymnastics Schedule
Friday, Dec. 17 – Meet the Bruins (Exhibition) – Pauley Pavilion, 7pm (Pac-12 Network)
Saturday, Jan. 8 – at Collegiate Challenge vs. Arizona, Cal, Oregon State – Anaheim Arena, 6:30pm
Monday, Jan. 17 – at Minnesota – Minneapolis, Minn., 10am
Sunday, Jan. 23 – at Oregon State – Corvallis, Ore., 2pm (Pac-12 Network)
Sunday, Jan. 30 – Arizona – Pauley Pavilion, 2pm (Pac-12 Network)
Friday, Feb. 4 – Utah – Pauley Pavilion, 7pm (TV: TBD)
Saturday, Feb. 12 – at Stanford – Stanford, Calif., 2pm
Sunday, Feb. 20 – at Arizona State – Tempe, Ariz., 2pm (Pac-12 Network)
Sunday, Feb. 27 – Washington – Pauley Pavilion, 2pm (Pac-12 Network)
Sunday, Mar. 6 – California – Pauley Pavilion, 12pm (Pac-12 Network)
Saturday, Mar. 12 – UC Davis – Pauley Pavilion, 2pm (Pac-12 Network)
Saturday, Mar. 19 – at Pac-12 Championships – West Valley City, Utah (Pac-12 Network)
Mar. 30-Apr. 2 – at NCAA Regionals – Host Schools: Kentucky, NC State, Auburn, Washington
Thursday, Apr. 14 – at NCAA Semifinals – Fort Worth, Texas
Saturday, Apr. 16 – at NCAA Final – Fort Worth Texas
*times listed are Pacific Time