LIVE This Weekend On FloGymnastics: March 9-11

Christy Ann Linder

International Gymnix - March 9-11

One of the first elite competitions of 2018 takes place this weekend in Montreal, and we will be bringing you live and archived coverage of the competition! The two elite divisions are the Gymnix Challenge — which consists of individual gymnasts from various countries — and the International Junior Cup — which is a team competition between six different countries.

While USA chose not to send a team this year, many U.S. elite gymnasts will be competing as individuals, including WOGA's Audrey Davis, who is on the junior national team. Other clubs competing besides WOGA include Hills, CGA, and Everest.

View the rosters for the competition here and the schedule here.

Alabama vs Auburn at Elevate the Stage Huntsville - March 9

In-state rivals Alabama and Auburn go head-to-head on podium in the final competition of the Elevate the Stage series. Alabama is ranked No. 6 this week, and they will be looking for a strong road score to keep them in that top ranking. At No. 16, Auburn will be looking for another 197 to help boost them into the top 12.

Elevate the Stage Huntsville Club Competition - March 9

We will be live-streaming the level 9s and 10s at Elevate the Stage on Friday morning. Check out these rising stars on podium before the colleges take the stage!

Maryland Five Meet - March 11

Bridgeport, Cornell, West Chester, and Southern Connecticut visit Maryland on Sunday for an unusual five-team competition. Maryland is currently ranked No. 33, and this competition will serve as their senior meet. With a 196.575 season-high, the Terps will be looking to beat that score to secure their spot in the top 36 to qualify for Regionals.

Air Force, UIC at Illinois, Men's Gymnastics - March 9

No. 11 Air Force and No. 18 UIC travel to take on No. 7 Illinois this Friday. Illinois has the advantage in both ranking and home equipment but Air Force and UIC won't go down without a fight!

Minnesota, Air Force at Iowa, Men's Gymnastics - March 11

Air Force is in for a dual meet weekend and joins No. 6 Minnesota at No. 9 Iowa for a Sunday competition.


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.