The gymnastics season for UCLA ended a week ago, with a third-place finish at the NCAA championships in Fort Worth.
It wasn’t the result the Bruins were hoping for as they sent coach Valorie Kondos Field into retirement, but it’s hard to think of the team’s season as anything but a success.
Bruins gymnasts recorded 21 scores of 10.0, with Kyla Ross recording a perfect score in an NCAA-record 10 consecutive meets. She was also the first college gymnast to record a “Double Gym Slam” in a single season – recording a perfect score in every discipline, twice.
Katelyn Ohashi performed a floor exercise during a meet in January that received 117 million views on YouTube, making it the most-watched sports video of the year.
Through it all, Los Angeles Times photojournalist Wally Skalij spent many hours with the team.