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

This weekend has quite a few gymnastics competitions coming up, and luckily for gym fans, FloGymnastics is streaming many of the big ones. If you’re looking for some gymnastics to watch this weekend, keep reading to find out which meets are streaming live this weekend.

City of Jesolo Trophy

This three-day competition begins on March 1 and goes all the way until March 3. March 1 is an official training day then the international competition begins. For those looking to be sure they don’t miss a single second of this huge meet, FloGymnastics has put together a watch guide to make sure you don’t miss any of your favorites.

If you plan to watch this competition but need to know a few more big names before streaming, check out FloGymnastics’ seniors and juniors to know from other countries, the top countries in the team competition and the in-depth analysis of the junior team. Between juniors, seniors, team and individual competitions, this year’s City of Jesolo Trophy will be a huge meet to watch! 

Denver at Illinois

If NCAA gymnastics is more your style, we have lots of meet options this weekend to check out! The Fighting Illini will take on Denver on Friday, March 1, at their home arena. This Division I matchup will be a heated one, with Illinois coming in with a season high score of 195.650 and Denver approaching with a season high score of 197.725. 

Illinois has three wins and two losses this season so far, along with a third and second place in two different quad meets. The Illini most recently took third of five teams at the Elevate the Stage meet. They achieved their season high at their second-to-last meet, and their last three team scores have all been over 195, showing improvement from the beginning of the season. 

Denver will compete against Illinois in its third dual meet of the season, having won one and lost one previously. The Pioneers have won many multi-team meets, placing first in two separate quad meets, first in two separate tri-meets and second in another quad meet. Tune in to see if Illinois can overthrow Denver at Huff Hall! 

Iowa State at Iowa

These intrastate face off at University of Iowa, which will double as Iowa’s senior night. Watch as these two teams try to win first place! Iowa is 6-3 this season, but most recently won the Big Five meet over Nebraska, Penn State, Maryland and Michigan State. The Hawkeyes scored a 196.450, a new season high, and are entering this dual meet at the peak of their season so far. 

Iowa State began its season at the Cancun Classic, where it placed second in the quad meet. The Cyclones then competed in a series of dual meets, where they won two and lost one. After that, they took second in a quad meet, second in a tri-meet, and third in a tri-meet. Their current season high is 196.700.

Pittsburgh at Minnesota

Pittsburgh has been very successful this season so far, winning three of five dual meets and taking second in a quad meet, third in a quad, second in a tri-meet and third in a tri-meet.

Pittsburgh’s season high is a 195.425, which the Panthers received at their most recent meet, showing a peak in their season. Minnesota has a season high of 196.925, with five wins in dual meets, first and third in two quad meets, and most recently, second in the Big Five meet. Will this be the meet where Minnesota gets a team score over 197.000? Tune in on FloGymnastics this weekend to see!

West Virginia & Temple at Ohio State

On Saturday, tune in to this tri-meet to see West Virginia, Temple and Ohio State battle it out for first place. Temple has only competed in one quad meet this season, losing that one, then competed in four quads and three tri-meets. For quad meets, they have taken first once, third once and fourth twice, and at tri-meets they have placed first once and twice two times. Their season high is a 194.950.

West Virginia has also only competed in one dual meet, losing the one they competed in, and moved on to quad and tri-meets. This season, the Mountaineers have won two quad meets, taken second in a quad and third in a quad. They competed three tri-meets where they took first place and one where they took third. Their season high score is a 196.125. 

Ohio State has the most impressive season high of these three teams, barely edging out West Virginia with a 196.200. They have won four dual meets and lost three this season, before competing in the Big Five meet and taking fifth.

2019 American Cup

If the City of Jesolo Trophy meet isn’t enough excitement, the American Cup is also this weekend! As a very intense United States international invitational and part of the World Cup series, this meet is going to be a big one. Ellie Black from Canada, James Hall of Great Britain, Mai Murakami from Japan, Marcel Nguyen from Germany and Kenzo Shirai from Japan will all be in attendance, along with other elite competitors.

Minnesota & Stanford at Illinois (Men’s) 

A day after Illinois women’s gymnastics competes in Huff Hall, the Illinois men’s team invites Minnesota and Stanford to challenge them on Saturday, March 2, at 2 p.m. Stanford is a clear leader coming into this meet, with a season high of 418.350, compared to Illinois’ 410.450 and Minnesota’s 408.600. 

Bonus: George Washington competes at Maryland on Monday, March 4, streaming live on FloGymnastics! 

Fueled By Fruit Snacks, Kiya Johnson Wins JOs Title

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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!

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These NCAA Teams Had The Best Showing At 2019 JO Nationals

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Ana Padurariu Aims For Confidence & Consistency Despite Setback

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

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Ashton Locklear Announces Gymnastics Retirement

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Gabryel Wilson Determined To Make Last JO Nationals Count

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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.