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UCLA gymnasts Zamarippa, Pritchett not done competing

April 24, 2013|By Diane Pucin
  • Vanessa Zamarripa of UCLA will compete in May event.
Vanessa Zamarripa of UCLA will compete in May event. (Phil Sandlin / Associated…)

UCLA seniors Vanessa Zamarripa and walk-on Alyssa Pritchett, who helped lead the Bruins to a fourth-place finish at last weekend's NCAA national championships at Pauley Pavilion, will compete May 10-11 at the Pro Gymnastics Challenge in Bethlehem, Pa. 

The event, to be televised on ESPN2 on May 20-22, will include competition with mixed teams of men and women. Events include tumbling, parallel bars and uneven bars; vault; rings; balance beam; rope; high bar; and single rail.

Other competitors include former Olympians Chellsie Memmel, Jonathan Horton and Jake Dalton. Coaches include former Olympic gold medalists Nastia Liukin and Russia's Svetlana Boguinskaia.

Zamarripa received All-American recognition on the vault, floor exercise and all-around and Pritchett on floor exercise.

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