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.

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Ahead of the 2019 World Championships to be held in Stuttgart in October, Simone Biles won all-around gold at her first meet of the year at the DTB Pokal World Cup in Stuttgart by more than 3.500 points. Canada's Ana Padurariu and Germany's Elisabeth Seitz earned silver and bronze, respectively.

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Simone Biles Ready To Dominate 2019 Debut At Stuttgart World Cup

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Individual Medals Awarded At 2019 City Of Jesolo Trophy

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Jesolo: Team USA, Sunisa Lee Win Senior Titles

The U.S. women continued their international dominance with a relatively new group of seniors at the 2019 City of Jesolo Trophy, winning the team title, while Sunisa Lee won the all-around in her senior elite debut. Both as a team and individually, China and Italy were successful. China won the team silver while Italy won bronze, and the top seven all-around gymnasts were all from USA, China or Italy.

Russia Wins Junior Team Title, USA's Konnor McClain Wins All-Around

The junior gymnasts opened the 2019 City of Jesolo Trophy with an exciting team and all-around competition as Russia outperformed the U.S. to maintain the junior team title while American Konnor McClain hit four for four in her first international competition to win the junior all-around title. Team USA and Belgium rounded out the junior team podium with silver and gold, respectively, and Russian gymnasts Vladislava Urazova and Elena Gerasimova won silver and bronze, respectively, in the junior all-around competition.

Rachel Borden's Journey From Manager To Illini Gymnast

Rachel Borden wasn’t even supposed to be in Carver-Hawkeye Arena when Illinois competed at Iowa on Feb. 16. But she was. And instead of donning an Illinois gymnastics t-shirt like she would when acting as manager at Illinois home meets, she was wearing a white and orange leotard, complete with a big block "I" on the back. 

What To Watch On FloGymnastics This Week: Feb. 27 - March 4

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