December 8, 2022

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How UCLA gymnastics became known for floor routines

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Jordan Chiles let out a joyous shriek as she nailed her final tumbling pass then hit her ending pose. The crowd at Pauley Pavilion roared, and Chiles barely saluted the judges before her teammates mobbed her, all shouting for a 10.

The atmosphere at the early February matchup was electric as UCLA faced its Pac-12 rival Utah, and neither team disappointed. The Bruins closed out the meet on floor exercise with back-to-back routines from Chiles, a freshman, and sophomore Chae Campbell. The Utes came away with a nail-biting victory, 197.750 to 197.650.

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