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! 

What To Watch On FloGymnastics This Weekend: March 22-24

With NCGA gymnasts competing at championships this weekend and other parts of the gymnastics world heating up, FloGymnastics has many competitions this weekend for you to enjoy. Here are the four big competitions we are streaming this weekend—try not to get whiplash attempting to watch them all!

Riley McCusker Kicks Off 2019 Season At Birmingham World Cup

Riley McCusker's 2019 season is set to begin the same way her 2017 season did: at a World Cup. About six months after competing at her first major international competition, McCusker is set to make her 2019 debut at the Birmingham World Cup. In 2017, she made her senior elite debut at the American Cup. Hopefully, that's as far as the parallels will go for McCusker's 2019 competition season.

Previewing The Pac-12, Big Ten, SEC & Big 12 Conference Championships

College gymnastics conference championships are coming up this weekend, and every single conference has a lot of talent to watch! Here is a breakdown of the Pac-12, Big Ten, SEC and Big 12 conferences to give a closer look at what to expect in these competitions. 

Freshman Feature: Oklahoma's Olivia Trautman

In this ongoing series, FloGymnastics showcases college gymnasts competing in their freshman seasons. This freshman feature highlights Olivia Trautman from the University of Oklahoma. 

Senior Spotlight: Illinois Sixth-Year Gymnast Mary Jane Otto

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Biles Easily Wins 2019 Debut At Stuttgart World Cup

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UNC Grad Student Megan Ruzicka Has Walked An Unconventional Path

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Simone Biles Ready To Dominate 2019 Debut At Stuttgart World Cup

After returning to international competition for the first time since the 2016 Olympics, Simone Biles was nothing short of dominant at the 2018 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. The reigning Olympic all-around champion came home with gold for team, all-around, vault and floor. She also claimed silver on bars and bronze on beam, making her the first American gymnast to medal on every event at Worlds. So it's safe to say she had a strong comeback.

Senior Spotlight: Boise State Gymnastics' Shani Remme

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Individual Medals Awarded At 2019 City Of Jesolo Trophy

The City of Jesolo Trophy was a weekend full of new seniors, international debuts, surprises and, most importantly, amazing gymnastics. On Saturday, we watched the U.S. senior team take gold and Sunisa Lee win the senior all-around title, while Russia won the junior competition and the U.S. came in second as a team, with Konnor McClain winning the junior all-around title.