This Week On FloGymnastics: Jan. 11-13, 2019

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The 2019 gymnastics season is underway, and this week we've got five seven exciting competitions live on FloGymnastics. Read about the meets and plan your weekend accordingly!

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Alamo Classic - Jan. 11-12

Hosted by Aerial Athletics, the Alamo Classic is an early-season club competition featuring some of the best clubs in Texas and around the country. We will be live-streaming all level 9 and 10 sessions including the Fiesta Jam Finals on Saturday night. We will have a live stream per each apparatus so you can follow specific gymnasts or teams. View the schedule here and the roster here.

Atlanta Crown Invitational - Jan. 12

Another early-season club competition, the Atlanta Crown Invitational draws exciting talent from across the U.S. for Georgia's only Nastia Liukin Cup Invitational meet in 2019. We will be streaming all level 9 and 10 sessions with an individual stream for each apparatus. The top level 10s will be competing on Saturday evening in the Premier session (A08).

Read our preview highlighting five gymnasts to watch. View the full roster here and the schedule here.

Southeast Missouri State at Iowa - Jan. 11

Iowa welcomes SEMO in the Hawkeyes' first home meet of the 2019 season. Iowa opened its season at Auburn where the Hawkeyes posted a 193.225 and will be looking to improve on that score in the comfort of their home arena. SEMO opened its season at Alabama where it scored an uncharacteristically low 187.8. The Redhawks will be looking for an improved road score when they make the trip to Iowa City. Watch live on Friday, Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m. CT.

Gustavus, Winona St, Hamline at Minnesota - Jan. 12

After scoring a 194.15 on the road at Arizona State, Minnesota returns to Minneapolis for its home opener. Currently No. 22 in the nation, the Gophers will be looking for another solid score in the second week of the season when more teams join the rankings. Hamline opened its season at home with a 183.525 and this will be the first meet of 2019 for Gustavus and Winona State. Watch live on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 5 p.m. ET.

U Penn, Cortland, West Chester at Maryland - Jan. 13

The Maryland Terrapins open their 2019 season at home with an exciting quad meet. The Terps finished 2018 ranked No. 26 in the nation and junior Kirsten Peterman and sophomore Audrey Barber were selected as Maryland's Gymnasts to Watch by the Big Ten. This will also be the first meet for visiting teams Penn and West Chester. Cortland State opened their season on Tuesday at home with a 182.95. Watch live on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 12:00 pm ET.

Kentucky, Oregon State, Lindenwood at Illinois - Jan. 13

This exciting quad meet features No. 7 Kentucky who started 2019 with a big 195.975 and No. 29 Illinois who started their season on the road with a 192.850 and returns home for their first home meet of 2019. Oregon State and Lindenwood have not yet competed so this will be our first chance to see their roster in action. Watch live on Sunday, Jan 13 at 2pm CT.

Men's NCAA: UIC at Illinois - Jan 12

Our first men's meet of 2019 features in-state rivals University of Illinois Chicago and the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana, both at their first meet of the season. Watch live on Saturday, Jan 12 at 4pm CT.

This article has been updated to include two more Big Ten competitions.

Aleah Finnegan Discusses Deltchevs And Diversity

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Aleah Finnegan remembers watching Carlos Yulo make history at the 2018 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. Yulo won bronze on floor exercise in Doha, making him the first Philippine gymnast to medal at a World Championships.

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A New Generation Of Gymnasts: Why Morgan Hurd Aims To Be Voice Of Change

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Morgan Hurd keeps her pronouns (she/her) in her bio, encourages everyone to wear a mask, and doesn’t shy away from sharing her opinions on social justice topics, even while she launches into the public eye as her career intensifies. Hurd speaks out about many social issues, especially ones that affect marginalized communities.

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Division I Recruiting Dead Period In All Sports Extended Through April 2021

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By Michelle Brutlag Hosick

The Division I Council on Wednesday extended the recruiting dead period for all Division I sports through April 15.

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Shane Wiskus Aims For His First Olympic Team Amongst Difficult Setbacks

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Shane Wiskus dealt with his fair share of setbacks this year, but it hasn’t changed his goals. No matter what stands in his path, he has his sights set on Tokyo 2021. 

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Leanne Wong Commits To University Of Florida

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Two-time U.S. Senior National Team member Leanne Wong, an elite from Great American Gymnastic Express (GAGE), announced her commitment to the University of Florida. Her signing ends months of gymternet guessing and giddiness. Known for her graceful extension, clean lines, and competitive consistency, Wong made it official November 14, 2020, through her Instagram account. 

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Riley McCusker Files Lawsuit Against Maggie Haney

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Riley McCusker, a four-time national team member of USA Gymnastics, filed a lawsuit against former coach Maggie Haney and former assistant coach Victoria Levine. It's a civil case for damages, alleging negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress by her coaches for forcing her to train while injured. 

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Auburn Women's Gymnastics Sign Four In 2021 Recruiting Class

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Auburn women's gymnastics head coach Jeff Graba and staff are elated to sign one of the most promising classes school history. 

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Kara Eaker And Grace McCallum Sign With Utah Gymnastics

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SALT LAKE CITY – Two-time World champions and two of the nation's top elite gymnasts - Kara Eaker and Grace McCallum - locked in their futures with Utah gymnastics on National Signing Day. As two of the most decorated signees in program history, the duo will vie for a 2021 Olympic Team berth prior to continuing their illustrious gymnastics careers in Salt Lake City.

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Aly Raisman Continues Her Path As An Advocate For Gymnasts Everywhere

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Best known for her accomplishments inside the gym, since her retirement from the sport Aly Raisman has made strides to leave a different kind of legacy in gymnastics. Besides her six Olympic medals, four World Championships medals, and numerous other successes, Raisman wants the sport to remember her for the change she created within it. 

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What To Expect From The Friendship & Solidarity International Competition

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After months without international competitions, gymnastics fans can mark their calendars for a treat at the beginning of November! On November 8th, a competition named “Friendship and Solidarity” will take place in Japan. As the name suggests, this one-day competition will be fun and lighthearted, getting gymnasts back into competition mode.

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