UCLA Gymnastics BIO
Mattie Larson
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Mattie Larson 1264161
Height: 5'2"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Baldwin Park Charter
Club: All Olympia Gymnastics Center

Suffered a season-ending knee injury during warmups Mar. 10 and underwent a knee scope to remove bone chips … Scored a season-high 9.9 on beam in her last two competitions, placing third at Oklahoma and second at Alabama … Placed in the Top 3 on bars in three meets scoring season-bests of 9.875 Feb. 10 (second place), Jan. 12 (third place) and Jan. 6 (third place) … In the Bruins' Feb. 10 quad meet, she placed second on bars (9.875) and third on beam (9.85), tying season-highs on both events … Honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic.

Averaged over 9.775 on vault (9.868), bars (9.817) and beam (9.783) … Had two beam victories on the year, winning at the IGI Chicago Style Classic Feb. 10 and vs. Arizona State Feb. 26 … Scored 9.8 or better on beam in eight of her last 10 meets and in 10 of 12 meets, including a 9.9 in the NCAA Super Six Team Finals … Scored 9.825 or better on all seven vaults and scored 9.9 in each of her last two meets … Competed on floor in five meets, with a high of 9.875 set Feb. 5 vs. Stanford … Earned career-high scores on bars (9.9), beam (9.925) and all-around (39.35) vs. Arizona State Feb. 26.

U.S. National Team member from 2007-10 … Won team silver medal at the 2010 World Championships … Won the floor exercise title and was second in the all-around, third on uneven bars and seventh on beam at the 2010 Visa National Championships … All-around champion at the 2010 CoverGirl Classic … Won the balance beam and floor exercise titles at the World Cup in Montreal in 2009 … Seventh in the all-around at the 2008 Olympic Team Trials … Third on floor exercise and seventh in the all-around at the 2008 Visa National Championships … Earned silver in the all-around and bronze on uneven bars at the 2008 Gymnix International … Placed sixth in the all-around and third on floor at the 2007 Visa Championships … Won all-around and team gold medals and the uneven bars silver medal at the 2007 Junior Pan Am Championships … 2005 Level 10 National all-around champion … Trained at All Olympia Gymnastics Club under coaches Galina Marinova and Artur Akopyan.

Lists her biggest athletic thrills as competing at the Olympic Trials, winning two World Cup gold medals and winning the gold medal on floor at the 2010 Visa Nationals … Floor exercise is her favorite apparatus … Admires LA Laker Kobe Bryant … Parents: Eric Larson and Gail Boggs-Larson … Has an older sister, Willie … Her father Eric is a music editor and voice actor who has done UCLA's floor exercise music cuts for many years … Her mother Gail was an actress whose movie credits include Ghost … Full name is Mattie Rose Larson … Born May 20, 1992 in Los Angeles, Calif. … Undeclared major.

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