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UCLA Gymnastics: Ladies are less than 24 hours away from giving us banner No. 109


UCLA Women’s Gymnastics won the NCAA Semi-final’s first round title, edging out Utah, to advance to the Super Six along with fellow Pac-12’ers Stanford and the Utes.

After four rotations, UCLA wound up with a total score of 197.4, while Utah and Stanford finished with scores of 197.2 and 197.125, respectively.

And now, UCLA is just one sleep cycle away from winning the whole damn thing and giving us our 109th NCAA championship banner.

Tomorrow, our gymnastics squad will be in the “Super Six” — with Stanford and Utah having already moved on along with the Bruins — and the team to place firsts wins the entire enchilada.

I can analyze the hell out of this, but I’ll do some serious disrespect to the sport by just rambling on about things which I have no clue.

Instead, let’s recap that with some of the awesome tweets/posts around the UCLA — and Pac-12 — blogosphere/Twittersphere:

The clincher

Recap from UCLABruins.com: 

A snippet:

"Second-seeded UCLA led a Pac-12 sweep in the first semifinal of the NCAA Gymnastics Championships, placing first with a score of 197.400 on Friday afternoon at the Gwinnett Center. Seventh-seeded Utah finished in second place with a score of 197.200, and 10th-seeded Stanford was third with a score of 197.125. All three Pac-12 teams advance to Saturday’s Super Six Team Finals. The remaining three team finalists will be determined after the second semifinal later tonight.The Bruins had to overcome some adversity on their final two event to win the meet. A fall from a Bruin competitor on both beam and floor put seniorElyse Hopfner-Hibbs in pressure-filled situations, but on each event she came through immediately after with scores of 9.9 to prevent UCLA from counting a fall."


Be sure to cheer on our Bruins tomorrow and watch the live stream at NCAA.com.