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.

Catching Up With JO Nationals Champion Chloe Widner

After a crazy weekend at J.O. Nationals, only a few gymnasts left victorious, taking first-place all-around in their age group. Chloe Widner of Texas Dreams gymnastics took first all-around in the Senior F category. She also placed well in each event, taking first on floor with a 9.850, first on beam with a 9.675, second on vault with a score of 9.900, and tied for fourth on bars with a 9.700. These four high scores gave her an all-around of 39.125 and won her first place!

Top 5 Gymnasts To Watch at Canadian Championships

Gymnastics Canada is set to crown its 2019 national champions in artistic gymnastics at the 2019 Canadian Championships. But with more than 300 women and nearly 500 men competing, there's a lot of talent to watch. Here are five of the top athletes to keep an eye on during the competition from May 23-26, which will stream live here on FloGymnastics.

These NCAA Teams Had The Best Showing At 2019 JO Nationals

This past weekend was Junior Olympic Nationals, and many of the competitors have already committed to NCAA teams, some being 2019 graduates and others not finishing high school until 2022. Although this competition had no true impact on NCAA standings, we ranked the top NCAA teams based on their incoming gymnasts’ performances, just for fun!

Ana Padurariu Aims For Confidence & Consistency Despite Setback

Aly Raisman once said "Simone [Biles is] just in her own league. Whoever gets second place, that's the real winner." That would make Canada's Ana Padurariu the "real winner" of the 2019 Stuttgart World Cup, as she finished second at the all-around competition behind Biles.

Master List: College Commitments For 2019 J.O. Nationals Qualifiers

Over 650 of the top level 10s in the country will be competing at USA Gymnastics' 2019 J.O. National Championships May 18-19 in Indianapolis. Many of these gymnasts have already committed to or even signed their National Letter of Intent for an NCAA gymnastics program. Below is the full roster for JO's (current from USAG as of May 14) along with intended colleges for those who have already committed.

Ashton Locklear Announces Gymnastics Retirement

World Champion and Olympic Alternate Ashton Locklear announced her retirement from gymnastics on May 16, 2019. 

Gabryel Wilson Determined To Make Last JO Nationals Count

Growing up, Gabryel Wilson didn't know what college gymnastics was. When she began the sport, it was simply what she did after school. Then, like many young gymnasts, the Olympics were her dream. But things changed when colleges started paying attention to her.

NCAA Finalists Well-Represented At JO Nationals

Not many gymnastics fans could have predicted which NCAA teams would finish in this year’s top four. With Oklahoma, LSU, UCLA, and Denver finishing the 2019 season on top, some might be wondering what next season will look like for these teams. 

4 Standout Gymnasts To Watch At The 2019 JO Nationals

In club gymnastics, gymnasts compete all year to qualify to state. At state the top competitors qualify to regionals, and from there, only a select few gymnasts move onto nationals. Because of these intense qualifications, Junior Olympic (JO) Nationals is a competition of the best club gymnasts each year, and so much talent is showcased there.

Chris Waller Named UCLA Head Coach

Chris Waller has been named the new head coach of the UCLA gymnastics team. Waller takes over for longtime head coach Valorie Kondos Field, who led the Bruins for 29 years.