Ashton Locklear Announces Gymnastics Retirement

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

Locklear was a part of the 2014 gold-medal-winning U.S. world championship team in Nanning, China. Earlier that year, she helped Team USA win gold at the Pan Am Championships and also earned an individual gold medal on bars.

In 2016, Locklear was chosen as one of the three alternates for the U.S. Olympic Team and was recognized a part of the Olympic Team that won gold in Rio.

Locklear was known as a bar specialist for much of her career but was limited from the all-around mainly due to injuries. In her announcement on social media, injuries were noted as a major reason for her retirement.


10 Creative Bar Drills

Summer is a great time for gyms to work on all the things they don’t have time to focus on during competition season! Whether that is going back to the basics, cleaning up form on old skills, or learning upgrades, we have a drill for you to incorporate into your summer practices. Here are 10 drills to work on bars for various skill levels. If you have a good one we missed, link a video in the comments.

Gymnastics Is A Sister Act For Bella & Ava Mabanta

Many gymnasts discover the sport through mommy-and-me gymnastics classes. But advancing out of those introductory classes to dominate the J.O. gymnastics world, qualify to elite gymnastics meets, and make a verbal commitment to the University of Denver? That’s not quite so common. Especially not for two sisters to do it together.

10 Fun Gymnastics Conditioning Ideas For Summer

One great thing about summer in the gymnastics world is that practices are often longer since school is out, giving more time to focus on strength and conditioning. If you feel your gym or team is stuck in a rut and doing the same conditioning month after month, here are 10 new ideas to work with to create stronger gymnasts that love strength time (or just hate it a little less!). 

USA's 2019 Junior World Championships Team

Sydney Barros, Skye Blakely, and Kayla DiCello, with Konnor McClain as the traveling alternate, were named to USA's 2019 FIG Artistic Gymnastics Junior World Championships team.

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Previewing The US Nominative Roster For Junior World Championships

For the first time ever, junior elite gymnasts will have an opportunity to compete on the world championship stage. Gyor, Hungary, will be the host site for the 2019 Junior World Championships and the women’s competition will run from June 28 to 30, 2019. 

June National Team Camp, Jr Worlds Team & Pan Am Training Squad Selection

The USA Gymnastics June National Team Camp begins this Friday June 14 and serves as the selection for the 2019 Junior World Championships team as well as the selection for the 2019 Pan American Games training squad.

Roster: 2019 American Classic And Hopes Classic

The field has been announced for the 2019 American Classic and Hopes Classic. The competitions serve as qualifiers for the U.S. Championships and Hopes Championships.

Coaching Changes For The 2020 NCAA Gymnastics Season

NCAA gymnastics competition season may be over, but the season of coaching changes is still underway. 

Faith Torrez Wins With Consistency & Prepares For First Elite Season

FloGymnastics interviewed a few of the gymnasts who were crowned J.O. national all-around champions this year, and Legacy Elite's Faith Torrez is the latest to be featured.