With the winter weather raging on, it’s looking like another good weekend to stay in and watch gymnastics! (Although, to be honest, we think every weekend is perfect for that, no matter what the weather’s like.) Luckily, FloGymnastics is streaming a number of meets live, so whether you love rhythmic, NCAA, club or tumbling and tramp, you’ll have lots to watch this weekend.
The artistic gymnastics portion of Elite Canada wrapped up on Feb. 3, this weekend offers rhythmic gymnastics a turn to shine. Hosted by Rhythmic Gymnastics Alberta at the Genesis Centre in Calgary, Alberta, this event is where the best athletes from across Canada come together to compete. It is an annual event, and a very important one: those who win become the top junior and senior rhythmic gymnasts in Canada, which means they go on to compete at the Canadian Championships and represent Canada at large international meets. Gymnasts will compete in novice, junior and senior categories.
If artistic gymnastics is more your style, there is a huge competition streaming this weekend that features both top club gymnasts from around the country as well as some top-scoring NCAA teams. Taking place in St. Charles, Missouri, the GymQuarters Mardi Gras Invitational actually has two NCAA competitions on Friday, a matinee meet at 2 p.m. CT and an evening session at 6:15 p.m. CT, with four teams in each competition. In the matinee session, Lindenwood, Texas Women’s University (TWU), Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) and Iowa State compete for first place. The evening session features Louisiana State University (LSU), University of Missouri (Mizzou), Stanford and Utah.
In the evening competition, any team could win, making it must-see TV. Stanford is heavily ranked as the underdog, right below Mizzou. Mizzou has a season high of 196.850, compared to Utah’s 197.375 and LSU’s 197.450. Mizzou has improved consistently this season, however, and has a chance for more growth at this quad meet. Utah has won all six of its meets so far and never dipped below a 197 team score, making it a strong possibility the Utes will win again.
The matinee session will also be competitive. Lindenwood is having a great season and hit a team high in its last meet, scoring a 195.350. TWU has a team high of 194.300, making it a serious competitor, against Iowa State’s high of 195.900. Iowa State scored this high at two of its three latest competitions, with its most recent score being a 195.375. SEMO is the lowest-ranked team for this competition, but anything can happen on any given day in gymnastics!
If those teams aren’t your favorites, FloGymnastics is also streaming Nebraska’s meet against Ohio State on Saturday. Both teams have had good seasons so far, and although Nebraska is expected to win, Ohio State could easily upset the Huskers. Nebraska’s season-high score is a 197.250 compared to Ohio State’s 196.200. The Huskers have won three and lost three this season, however their losses have been to top teams such as UCLA and Michigan. The Buckeyes are coming into this matchup with four wins and two losses, and an average team score of 195.691. Due to being less consistent and having more highs and lows than Ohio State, Nebraska’s average team score this season is a 195.895.
If you live in Canada and tumbling and trampoline is what you love (or even if it hasn’t captured your heart just yet) there is a huge event coming up this weekend: the 2019 Baku World Cup T&T. This is the world competition for tumbling and trampoline, so the biggest flips and tricks will be happening as this competition streams live. All stops will be pulled out to get the biggest scores, so whether T&T is your favorite type of gymnastics or you’re ready to check out something new, this weekend is the time to get involved with T&T and see the best these gymnasts have to offer! Due to video rights, this live stream will only be available to PRO members located in Canada.