UCLA vs. Cal 1/15/12


Final Team Scores:


UCLA                        196.675

Cal                             192.500


Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs Floor




WOW!  No double Arabian, but choreographically, this is another masterpiece.  Absolutely love watching her.



Samantha Peszek Floor




To Guns N’ Roses’ “Welcome to the Jungle.”  She hardly even ran into that double layout!



Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs Beam




Absolutely sharp stuff from Elyse once again.  She had quite a spark at this competition after a disappointing showing against Utah the weekend prior.  She competed just bars and beam at both meets.



Samantha Peszek Beam




Cool dismount combo from the 2011 NCAA beam champion.  She had the highest all-around score in both of UCLA’s first two meets, with matching 39.45’s.



Mattie Larson Beam




Very impressive work from the UCLA freshman. Note the attention to choreography in between the skills – something this entire team showed.  UCLA put up a stunning  49.55 on beam in this meet – a 9.91 average in the second meet of the season!


Vanessa Zamarripa Beam




Looking back to her old self following her Achilles injury from last year.



Vanessa Zamarripa Bars




Execution-wise, this is stunning…absolutely gorgeous lines, and I love the almost “slow motion” effect as she casts to those perfect straight body handstands.  The Shaposhnikova is an addition from last year, but overall this routine is way too easy for her.  She can do an awesome Deltchev and Tcatchev, and hopefully she’s planning on adding at least one of these back in.