LIVE This Weekend On FloGymnastics: January 5-7, 2018

The 2018 competition season has finally arrived! 

To kick off the year, we've got five live events this weekend, January 5-7.

2018 Atlanta Crown Invitational - January 6

The Atlanta Crown Invitational is one of the biggest and best competitions held the first weekend of January to kick off the 2018 season for most athletes. The 2018 Atlanta Crown marks the 26th anniversary of the competition. Top teams in attendance this year include Everest, American Twisters, Southeastern, Head Over Heels, and High Point and the competition serves as a Nastia Liukin Cup qualifier. 

We will be streaming all level 9 and level 10 sessions on Saturday, January 6.

2018 Alamo Classic - January 5-6

The Alamo Classic is another top competition marking the start of the 2018 season. Top competing clubs include Aerial Athletics, Metroplex, Capital, and Arizona Sunrays.

We will be streaming all level 9 and level 10 sessions on Friday, January 5, as well as the Fiesta Jam finals session on Saturday, January 6.

Bowling Green at Michigan State - January 5

This dual meet between the Spartans and Falcons marks the first official competition for both teams. The teams are evenly matched (Michigan State finished 40th and Bowling Green 46th in 2017) but with a new team and new season, either could come out on top. This will be Mike Rowe's first meet as MSU head coach.

Competition begins at 6 PM EST.

Minnesota Women's Alumni Meet- January 6

The women's team will be holding their final exhibition before the 2018 season. Get a look at the team before they host a quad meet at home, January 13.

Competition begins at 6:30 PM CST.

Minnesota Men's Alumni Meet- January 6

The men's team will also be holding their final exhibition before they travel for their first official meet on January 13.

Competition begins at 1 PM CST.

See our full 2018 event schedule here. All PRO members have access to our live events, original documentaries, and training and technique videos.

Event Finals Qualifiers - 2018 Junior Pan American Championships

Christy Ann Linder

Below are the gymnasts who qualified for the individual event finals at the 2018 Junior Pan American Championships, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The finals will be held Friday, June 15. The top eight gymnasts on each event, with a maximum of two gymnasts per country, qualify for event finals. 

USA, Bowers Strike Gold At 2018 Junior Pan Am Championships

USA Gymnastics

Press release below via USA Gymnastics:

2019 Nastia Liukin Cup Series Qualifying Meets Announced

Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Press release below via USA Gymnastics:

Wong, Bowers Lead Top USA Junior Women In The 2018 Pan American Champs

Christy Ann Linder

The 2018 Junior Pan American Championships takes place this week, with competition starting on June 13 and concluding on June 15 in Buenos Aires. The event includes a team final, all-around final, and event finals for both the men and women. Team USA is sending top juniors Jordan Bowers, JaFree Scott, Tori Tatum, and Leanne Wong. 

Team USA Set For Junior Pan American Championships

Team USA is set to compete at the Junior Pan American Championships this week in Buenos Aires. The men's and women's competition will be held June 13-15 and consists of a team competition as well as individual all-around and event competitions.

A New Mentality For Kyla Ross In UCLA's Title-Winning Season

Kyla Ross has competed on some of the biggest stages in elite gymnastics—the Olympic Games in London, the World Championships in Belgium and China. She was a two-time world all-around medalist and was the silver medalist at back-to-back national championships.

Opinion: The Engaged, Strategic Leadership That USA Gymnastics Needs

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For over a year now, USA Gymnastics has been operating in a state of turmoil from the backlash of Larry Nassar’s horrific crimes. What started as the largest sex abuse scandal in sports history has evolved to show major flaws in the way that the national governing body for gymnastics is run. They have been through a wave of resignations at the highest levels: the president of USAG, the national team coordinator, and the senior vice president of the Women’s Program, to name a few. 

Utah To Host 2018 American Classic And Hopes Classic

Press release below via USA Gymnastics.

More Difficulty Leads To Consistency For Nebraska's Sienna Crouse

Nebraska Athletics

Sienna Crouse’s favorite event is vault.

Most Difficulty In The 2018 NCAA Super Six: Vault Edition

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In our fourth and final installment on the most difficulty in the 2018 NCAA Super Six, we are taking a look at vault. Specifically, we're analyzing which teams had the most 10.0 start value vaults. In 2016, the Yurchenko full was devalued to a 9.95 start value, and many teams since then have reacted by upping the difficulty of the vaults their gymnasts compete. We have seen more Yurchenko 1.5s and even Yurchenko doubles.