LIVE This Weekend On FloGymnastics: March 9-11

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.


What's The Difference: The Tkatchev Family

You know those skills where the gymnast swings around the high bar, lets go of it, flies impossibly high in the air with her legs perfectly positioned and her toes perfectly pointed and then catches it on the other side? Those are the Tkatchev skills, a family of skills done on the uneven bars with a seemingly exponential number of names and nuances. Here’s the gym-nerd’s guide to knowing your Tkatchev from your Ray, Galante, Ricna and all of the rest of them, because knowing those tiny, tricky differences makes watching gymnastics even more of a delight. 

SEC Gymnastics Preview: Individuals To Watch In 2019

The SEC is known for having the top gymnastics teams in the NCAA, and with that comes some of the top individual gymnasts. Now that the NCAA Championships will only include eight teams instead of 12, some teams that are used to contending and advancing to NCAAs will end up sending only individual gymnasts to the national postseason. Therefore individual competition may be more competitive than ever before, especially in the ultra-competitive SEC.

2019 Cancun Classic Offers Michigan A Chance To Bond, Start Season Strong

The Michigan women’s gymnastics team couldn’t have picked a better way to kick off its 2019 season. The Wolverines will join Iowa State, West Virginia, and Rutgers at the Cancun Classic in Cancun, Mexico, on Jan. 4.

6 Ways For Gymnastics Coaches To Better Prevent Injuries

For any high-performing gymnast, injuries are essentially inevitable. But there are ways that gymnastics coaches can approach their training program — both physical and mental — that can help prevent the injuries that are potentially avoidable, and to create an environment where gymnasts are both safe and empowered. We spoke to some of the country’s top coaches to get their philosophies, their methods, and their strategies.

SEC Gymnastics Preview: Traditional Powers LSU, Alabama, & Florida Reload

As always, the Southeastern Conference is loaded with talent — traditional powerhouses like Florida and LSU, but many more top teams in the nation. This year you'll be able to catch a few of these teams, and much more, right here on FloGymnastics. But before we can start watching the meets, let's dive into each team's standing, who they added and lost, and what may be to come in the 2018-2019 season.

Big Ten Power Michigan Starts Their Gymnastics Season Strong At Exhibition

The University of Michigan Women’s Gymnastics team is usually the team to beat in the Big Ten, and if their exhibition meet on Saturday, December 2, is any indication of how their year will go, this season will be no exception. The team squared off with three other Michigan teams at 2 PM in the Crisler Center, marking the fifth year in a row Michigan has competed against Eastern Michigan for an exhibition meet in this location. The Wolverines competed against Central Michigan as recently as last spring but has not faced off against Western Michigan since 2011.

USA Gymnastics Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

USA Gymnastics has filed a voluntary petition for protection under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. USAG posted the news in a press release along with a post outlining frequently asked questions.

10 Gymnastics Skills From The Past That Aren't Performed Anymore

In gymnastics, it’s no secret that skills go in and out of style faster than you can say “Tsukahara.” Between upgrades that make simpler skills obsolete, changing trends, and banned skills, gymnastics fans know the skills they love seeing performed today will likely become irrelevant down the road.

5 Of The Most Common Gymnastics Injuries & How Best To Prevent Them

We’ve all heard the horror stories: the pop! from a too-short vault, the head-first crash from a beam dismount, the terrifying falls from a release skill on bars. But the majority of gymnastics injuries — 65–70 percent of them, in fact — aren’t dramatic; they happen from years and years of over-use. 

NCAA Gymnasts To Watch At Elevate The Stage Birmingham

Just over one month is left until the NCAA gymnastics season begins, and teams all over the country will compete weekend after weekend in dual meets, quad meets, and even meets on podium — like Elevate the Stage. The 2019 NCAA season includes two Elevate the Stage events with the final one happening in Birmingham, Alabama.