NCAA Week 6: Five Stellar Gymnasts Competing This Weekend

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The sixth week of NCAA competition kicks off this Friday night as youthful Kentucky takes on a Georgia team that is getting stronger each week. There's also a Big Ten showdown slated tomorrow, as Minnesota and Illinois face off. Then conference foes Nebraska and Iowa meet in a Saturday dual contest, while Denver plays host to West Virginia and George Washington at the 2018 Winterfest Classic, which you can watch right here on FloGymnastics. 

Stanford and Arizona will battle it out in Pac-12 action on Sunday.

1. Alex Hyland | Kentucky | Beam

Friday, Feb. 9 at 7 PM ET vs Georgia



Hyland is a gorgeous beam worker for the Wildcats who has been a solid, consistent presence in the lineup. The strongest parts of Hyland’s exercise comes in the way she connects skills — a cat jump into a front aerial-back handspring-layout stepout series that she makes look so easy. The junior was the SEC co-champion on balance beam in 2017. The Wildcats are ranked sixth on balance beam.

2. Lexy Ramler | Minnesota | Beam 

Friday, Feb. 9 at 8 PM ET vs Illinois [LIVE ON FLOGYMNASTICS]



Ramler has been stellar on beam in her freshman season and has yet to score below a 9.900 on the event. She is crisp beam worker and works through each skill quickly, but not rushing through her routine. Ramler has already picked up three Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors through four meets this season. The Gophers are currently ranked 16th in the country on balance beam with a season-high 49.100 so far.

3. Sienna Crouse | Nebraska | Vault

Saturday, Feb. 10 at 5 PM ET vs Iowa [LIVE ON FLOGYMNASTICS]



Crouse dazzled with this vault against Michigan in week three action when she picked up a near-perfect 9.975. Crouse has excellent form in the air on this vault, and when she hits the landing she tends to bring in a great number. The junior has a pair of scores that have gone 9.950 or better this season. She hasn’t scored below a 9.825 yet. Vault is the Huskers’ best event — they’re ranked seventh — so expect another great performance this weekend.

4. Lynnzee Brown | Denver | Floor Exercise

Saturday, Feb. 10 at 8 PM ET vs George Washington and West Virginia [LIVE ON FLOGYMNASTICS]



Brown has a huge, gorgeous double layout to open her routine, which is full of fun and energy. The freshman has great form throughout her tumbling skills, particularly on her middle combination pass where he legs are glued together. She combines great power with excellent execution. Brown has scored a 9.900 or better three times this season and hasn’t dropped below a 9.800 on floor.

5. Rachael Flam | Stanford | Vault

Sunday, Feb. 11 at 2 PM ET vs Arizona



Flam has struggled just a little bit with her Omelianchik this season, but was stellar on this vault at Oregon State. In a sea of Yurchenko fulls and a slightly increasing number of Yurchenko one and a halfs, Flam has a more unique vault. It also starts from a 10.0, which will help the Cardinal boost its vault score. Flam has great form throughout the vault and she has scored 9.850 or better in each of her last two meets.

Don't forget that you can watch many of these meets live on FloGymnastics this weekend!

Roster: USA Gymnastics February National Team Verification Event

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USA Gymnastics has released more details for the upcoming February verification competition to be held at LSU's training facility in Baton Rouge, LA. 

USA Gymnastics Announces 14 On Interim Board Of Directors

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Press release below via USA Gymnastics

INDIANAPOLIS — The interim Board of Directors of USA Gymnastics, which replaces the Board that resigned last month, will reflect the makeup of the 21-member Board that is identified in the current USA Gymnastics Bylaws, as outlined below.

Seven Stacked Teams Head To NCAA GymQuarters Mardi Gras Invitational

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The 2018 GymQuarters NCAA Mardi Gras Invitational takes place in two sessions with a total of seven teams competing Friday in St. Charles, Missouri. Both sessions are streaming LIVE on FloGymnastics. It is the second time this season that No. 4 LSU will face SEC foes Arkansas and Missouri.

Rivers, Al-Ashari Highlight 2018 GymQuarters Invitational Podium Challenge

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The annual GymQuarters Invitational club meet will take place this weekend and FloGymnastics will be on site and live streaming the Level 10 Podium Challenge session on Friday the 16th. Teams are made up of up to six gymnasts with four competing per event and the top three scores counting towards the team score. This exciting and team-oriented competition is always a highlight of the weekend.

The Gymnastics Kitchen With Betsy: 3 Shakes To Refuel Gymnasts

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You just finished a four-hour practice. Your muscles are starving for a carb refuel and some protein repair. Your brain is craving nourishment from healthy omega fats. But you have a 45-minute car ride and need something in your body within the next 20 minutes! Whether it's muscle, bone, or brain repair, you only have a short window of time when the body will fully absorb those nutrients.

Recapping The Action: Sooners, Bruins Keep Rolling

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No. 1-ranked Oklahoma posted a score above the 198 mark for the third straight week, this time totaling a season-best 198.150 to top North Carolina on Sunday in Norman, OK.

LIVE This Weekend On FloGymnastics: February 16-17

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Elite Gymnast Riley McCusker Is On The Road To Recovery

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At the 2017 American Cup, the table was set for Riley McCusker like it was Thanksgiving Day: she’d placed first in selection camp the month before, she’d practiced well before the meet, and — most of all — the meet was just down the road in New Jersey, just 30 minutes away from where McCusker trained.

Top Texas Dreams & Metroplex Gymnasts To Compete At Brestyan's Invitational

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The annual Brestyan’s Las Vegas Invitational will take place this week from February 8-11, and FloGymnastics will be on site and live-streaming the level 10 sessions. Some of the top level 10 gymnasts in the country will compete on Friday and one session on Saturday this weekend.