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.
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.
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!
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.