UCLA athletes win nine medals at Rio Olympics

UCLA athletes took home nine medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics, which wrapped up Sunday.

Incoming freshman Madison Kocian won gold in the women’s gymnastics team event while also claiming an individual silver medal on the uneven bars.

In women’s water polo, KK Clark, Rachel Fattal, Sami Hill, Courtney Mathewson and Maddie Musselman helped Team USA to the gold medal, while former Bruin Adam Krikorian coached the team. 

Jessie Fleming won a bronze in women’s soccer with Team Canada. Karsta Lowe also claimed a bronze in women’s volleyball with Team USA, which was coached by former Bruin Karch Kiraly.

UCLA men’s volleyball head coach John Speraw guided the U.S. men’s volleyball team to a bronze medal with fellow Bruins Andrea Becker and Erik Sullivan on the staff.

 

 

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Training camp wrap up

Josh Rosen listens to quarterbacks coach Marques Tuiasosopo during practice. (Staff photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/The Sun/SCNG)

Josh Rosen listens to quarterbacks coach Marques Tuiasosopo during practice. (Staff photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/The Sun/SCNG)

That’s a wrap from San Bernardino. The Bruins head back to Westwood and start the “game week” schedule Monday.

For those wondering, there’s no update on Mique Juarez. He missed his eighth straight day of practice Saturday with an excused absence.

Here are all the links from the San Bernardino edition of training camp. For week 1 items, click here. Continue reading

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Training camp day 12: Bye bye San Bernardino

Receiver Ishmael Adams catches a pass during individual drills at practice. (Photo by Micah Escamilla/The Sun, SCNG)

Receiver Ishmael Adams catches a pass during individual drills at practice. (Photo by Micah Escamilla/The Sun, SCNG)

Story coming on Jim Mora‘s reaction to the end of training camp.

Notebook items coming on DeChaun Holiday‘s potential move to linebacker, the ongoing position battles and how the coaches weigh redshirt options for freshmen.

Video interview with Mora.

Notes and observations from the last (!) practice of training camp: Continue reading

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Six Bruins win gold medal with Team USA

Six Bruins helped Team USA win its second consecutive women’s water polo Olympic gold medal on Friday. The Americans defeated Italy 12-5 in the gold medal match.

Former UCLA water polo player and coach Adam Krikorian coached the squad to gold, while KK Clark (2009-12), Rachel Fattal (redshirt senior), Courtney Mathewson (2005-08), Maddie Musselman (incoming freshmen) and Sami Hill (2011-15) represented Team USA in the pool.

Incoming freshmen Madison Kocian (gymnastics) and Jessie Fleming (women’s soccer) also won medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Kocian won a gold medal in the team gymnastics competition and an individual silver on the uneven bars. Fleming won bronze with the Canadian women’s soccer team.

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