LIVE This Weekend On FloGymnastics: January 12-14, 2018

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We're one week into 2018 and have already seen some amazing gymnastics in both club and NCAA! This weekend we've got five competitions, one of which contains both a club and college portion.

Elevate the Stage - Reno, NCAA: Utah, UCLA, Washington, & Stanford - Jan. 14

Elevate the Stage is an exciting series of gymnastics competitions and we will be live-streaming every location that contains an NCAA component! To kick off the series, No. 2 Utah, No. 4 UCLA, Washington, and Stanford will meet for an exciting quad competition on a podium stage. Utah and UCLA are coming off of great season openers — both were at home, and will be looking to continue their momentum for a strong road score. Stanford has a meet on Monday, January 8, and Washington will be opening their season in Reno and will look to make a splash right off the bat.

Note: We will have live streams of all four events along with a fifth highlight stream including commentary from Sam Peszek and Rose Kibala.

Elevate the Stage - Reno, Club - Jan. 13

The corresponding club competition at Elevate the Stage has drawn top clubs from across the nation including American Twisters, Apollo, and Waller's GymJam. We will be live streaming all level 9 and 10 sessions of the competition.

Tampa Bay Turners Invitational - Jan. 12-13

One of the biggest level 10 meets in the country, you are sure to see some top talent at Tampa Bay Turners! There are seven sessions of level 9s and 10s and we will be live-streaming them all, with cameras on every event — so you don't miss the action. Top teams competing include Orlando Metro, RGA, Triad, IGI, LaFleurs, North Stars, and host Tampa Bay Turners.

Iowa at Michigan State (Women's NCAA) - Jan. 12

No. 28 Michigan State and No. 30 Iowa go head-to-head in a Big Ten matchup this weekend. The teams scored less than four tenths apart in their season opener, both with shining moments as well as struggles. Watch for MSU's Roya Shirley and Iowa's Charlotte Sullivan, both of whom posted a 39.075 AA in their first meet.

Maryland, Northern Illinois, Winona State at Minnesota (Women's NCAA) - Jan. 13

This quad meet marks Minnesota's official start of the season. This past weekend, the Gophers totaled a 192.9 in their final exhibition. Big Ten rival Maryland posted a 194.1 in their season opener and is currently ranked No. 20. Northern Illinois is No. 33 after scoring a 192.6 last weekend and Winona State has not yet started their season.

Nebraska at Penn State (Women's NCAA) - Jan. 13

Another Big Ten dual meet, Nebraska opens their season against No. 17 Penn State. The Nittany Lions are off to a solid start with first-year head coach Sarah Brown, posting a 194.275. Briannah Tsang and Lauren Bridgens tied for the all-around title last weekend with matching 39.05s. 

Sidney Dukes Utilizes Experience In Kentucky's First Nationals

The Kentucky Wildcats finished the 2018 season ranked No. 12 in the country and traveled to Minneapolis to contend for a spot at the NCAA championships. The top team in the country turned out to be in Minneapolis as well — a squad that was all but a lock to head to St. Louis for the NCAA championships.

Most Difficulty In The 2018 Super Six: Floor Edition

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For the third installment in our series on the most difficulty in the 2018 NCAA Super Six, we're taking a look at floor exercise. Floor scores are calculated similarly to bars and beam scores: Gymnasts start from a 9.5 and add in difficulty value and connection value in order to get to a 10.0 start value. Gymnasts can add difficulty by performing "E" skills (worth 0.20) and "D" skills (worth 0.10). 

USAG CEO Kerry Perry Addresses National Team Athletes And Parents

USA Gymnastics President and CEO Kerry Perry wrote a message addressed to "U.S Women's National Team athletes and their parents," posted to USAG's website on Monday, May 21. The letter follows a hectic week for elite gymnasts, coaches, and families when USAG announced Rhonda Faehn was no longer with the organization in the middle of the first national team training camp since 2017. 

Most Difficulty In The 2018 NCAA Super Six: Beam Edition

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Today, we are taking another look at which teams had the most difficulty in their lineups at the Super Six championships, focusing this time on balance beam. As we mentioned in our previous look at the uneven bars, gymnasts start from a 9.5 difficulty level on bars, beam, and floor, and they are required to add bonus points to get to a 10.0 start value.

Cal's Toni-Ann Williams Finally Got Her Chance At NCAAs

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Two years ago, the Cal women’s gymnastics team advanced to the NCAA championships. It was just the second time—the first in 20 years—that the Bears were competing at the NCAA championships. And while Toni-Ann Williams, then a sophomore, had helped her team move on to the season’s pinnacle event, she wouldn’t be competing with them.

Letter: USAG CEO Kerry Perry Addresses Gymnastics Community

USA Gymnastics posted a letter from Kerry Perry to the gymnastics community on May 18, 2018. Read the full letter below:

More Larry Nassar Fallout: Rhonda Faehn 'No Longer With' USA Gymnastics

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USA Gymnastics has announced that Rhonda Faehn, senior vice president of the women's program, is "no longer with USA Gymnastics."

May National Team Training Camp Includes Simone Biles, Jade Carey, & More

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The May national team training camp is being held May 15-18 at Flip Fest in Crossville, Tennessee. Twenty-two elite gymnasts are in attendance including Simone Biles, who is attending her first camp since before the 2016 Olympics.

#GymnasticsFailChallenge - Fails From Around The Gymniverse

You've seen the Instagram tag, #GymnasticsFailChallenge. It's been around, but now some of our favorite elite and NCAA gymnasts are posting their own fails, and things just got so much more painfully awesome.

Most Difficulty In The 2018 NCAA Super Six: Uneven Bars Edition

In NCAA gymnastics, execution is paramount to an athlete’s success on the floor, thanks in large part to the use of the 10.0 system. Gymnasts strive for perfection and look to minimize form deductions as much as possible, and difficulty often takes a back seat as a result.