LIVE This Weekend On FloGymnastics: February 9-11

2018 Brestyan's Las Vegas Invitational, Feb. 8-11

The annual Brestyan’s Las Vegas Invitational is a Nastia Cup qualifier that draws top club teams from around the country for a four-day, level 2-10 plus elite and open competition. Hosted by prestigious coaches Mihai Bestyan, Sylvie Brestyan, Tammy Salcianu, and Sorin Salcianu, the meet is one of the best-run competitions in the nation drawing regulars and new teams every year.

We will be live-streaming all level 10 sessions February 9 and 10.

2018 Denver Winterfest Classic (NCAA) - Feb. 10

No. 12 Denver hosts No. 21 George Washington and No. 27 West Virginia at the Denver Winterfest Classic. 

The meet is set for 6 PM MST.

2018 Denver Winterfest Classic (Club) - Feb. 9-10

The Denver Winterfest club competition will be held in the same venue as the NCAA competition at the University Denver's Hamilton gym. Clubs competing include TIGAR, Solid Rock, Fuzion, CGI, and Premier.

We will be live-streaming the level 9 and 10 sessions held on February 9. 

Michigan State at Michigan (W) - Feb. 10

It's an in-state dual meet when No. 7 Michigan hosts No. 40 Michigan State. Michigan is coming off of another Big Ten home meet win in which they posted a 196.875. Their season high is 197.55, also scored at home. Michigan State has a 195.55 and will be looking to climb into the top 36 for a shot at the postseason.

The meet is set for 4 PM EST.

Illinois at Minnesota (W) - Feb. 9

No. 28 Illinois heads to No. 18 Minnesota for this Big Ten dual meet. Minnesota is coming off of a 196.375 season high while Illinois just hosted Iowa at home where they scored a 195.325. Don't miss Minnesota's Lexy Ramler who was just named Big Ten Freshman of the Week!

The meet starts at 7 PM CST.

Nebraska at Iowa (W) - Feb. 10

No. 8 Nebraska heads to No. 36 Iowa. The Huskers are having a stellar season, are undefeated, and have a 196.875 season high. Iowa has a 196.0, but they've also scored a couple 193s so will be looking for a consistent meet. Nebraska's Grace Williams was named the Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week after scoring a 9.925 on beam and a 9.85 on floor last weekend.

The meet is set for 4 PM CST.

Illinois at Minnesota (M) - Feb. 10

No. 5 Illinois takes on No. 6 Minnesota in this exciting Big Ten matchup! The two teams are only a few tenths apart in rankings, with Minnesota holding a 413.25 season high and Illinois a 412.5 season high.

Watch the meet at 2:30 PM CST.

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

Don Liebig, UCLA Photography

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

© Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

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

Cal Athletics

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

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

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

USA Gymnastics

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.