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

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.

USA Sends Strong Contingent To Pan American Games

Now that U.S. Classic is over, the Pan American Games are next up on the radar for the 2019 elite season. 

Russia Sweeps First Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

Russia showed its reign in rhythmic gymnastics is long from over as the country swept the competition at the first FIG Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships and won all eight gold medals.

Reigning Champs Return To Defend Titles At 2019 Canadian T&T Championships

Canada’s top T&T athletes will compete at the 2019 Canadian Gymnastics Championships this weekend, seeing who can win the national title in trampoline, tumbling, double mini-trampoline, and synchronized trampoline. There will be a men’s and women’s competition, as well as junior and senior categories. If you want to know when your favorites will be competing, a detailed competition schedule for this meet can be found here. 

US Classic Showcased Depth Of Juniors Talent

The 2019 U.S. Classic junior competition came down to the last few routines, which made for an exciting fourth-rotation finish. At the end of every event, a different gymnast had the lead. Konnor McClain came away with the all-around win, followed by Sydney Barros and Olivia Greaves in third. There were some mistakes throughout the night, but there were plenty of highlights gymnastics fans should be excited about. 

Seniors Prepare For Pan Am Games, Dolci Dominates At Elite Canada MAG

The 2019 Elite Canada MAG competition demonstrated the talent and depth in both the senior and junior ranks of Canadian men's gymnastics as Justin Karstadt and Evgeny Siminiuc won the senior and junior 16-17 all-around titles, respectively, while other gymnasts dominated the apparatus finals.

Simone Biles Proves Dominance Yet Again At 2019 GK US Classic

U.S. Classic weekend is always an eventful one, and this year’s competition was no exception. From podium training to the Hopes competition on Friday and juniors and seniors on Saturday, there was excitement all around.

Jordyn Wieber's TEDxUCLA Talk Tackles The Topic Of Resilience

July must be the month for gymnasts sharing important messages! Just a few days after Katelyn Ohashi’s gave her inspirational speech at the ESPYS, Jordyn Wieber tweeted a talk she gave at TEDxUCLA earlier this year. 

New Faces & Returning Stars Feature At US Classic Juniors

The 2019 GK U.S. Classic roster is set and the junior elite competition will take place on July 20 in Louisville, Kentucky. This meet will be the final chance for gymnasts’ to qualify to the U.S. National Championships in August. With that being said, some juniors who have already qualified for Championships might only do a few events as they prepare for the rest of the season. 

Gymnasts & Groups To Watch At The Rhythmic Junior World Championships

When it comes to rhythmic gymnastics, many of the top athletes and teams are from Europe, and several junior European Championship medalists and finalists will be ones to watch at the first FIG Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, especially in this pre-Olympic year.

Top Seniors Compete For Hardware, Pan Ams Spots At 2019 US Classic

The 2019 U.S. Classic will take place on July 20 in Louisville, Kentucky, and there are many exciting senior gymnasts who will be competing at this event. Sponsored by GK and held at the KFC Yum! Center, the U.S. Classic is for gymnasts competing at the elite level. The GK Hopes Championships will take place the day before, and features young gymnasts who aspire to reach elite level one day.