U.S. gymnasts compete in four international events this weekend
posted on 03/13/2019

Simone Biles, Akash Modi, Nastasya Generalova
© John Cheng

INDIANAPOLIS, March 13, 2019 – Members of the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team are competing in Azerbaijan, Canada and Germany, with rhythmic gymnasts taking to the floor in the Ukraine. Competition begins tomorrow in the World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan, and the Deriugina Cup in Kiev, Urkraine. On Friday, the University of Calgary (Alta., Canada) International Cup kicks off, and the DTB Pokal World Cup in Stuttgart, Germany, and the Grand Prix in Kiev on Saturday, March 16.

Here’s a quick summary, in chronological order, of who is competing where and when, as well as how to follow the action.

World Cup, Baku, Azerbaijan, March 14-17

Jade Carey of Phoenix, Ariz./Arizona Sunrays, Trevor Howard of Columbus, Ohio/Ohio State University, and Colin Van Wicklen of Magnolia, Texas/University of Oklahoma, are competing in the individual event World Cup in Baku. The qualification rounds are on March 14-15, with the event finals on March 16-17. The top eight for each event, with a maximum of two per country, advance to the event finals.

Carey is competing on both the vault and floor exercise. Although the actual events for the men will not be finalized until tomorrow, the expected events for them are: Howard – floor exercise, still rings, vault and parallel bars; and Van Wicklen – floor, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar.

The competition schedule is as follows. All times in the schedule are local to Baku, which is eight hours ahead of the U.S. Eastern Time Zone.

March 14
12:15 p.m. - Rotations 1-5, men’s floor exercise, parallel bars and still rings and women’s vault and uneven bars
3:45 p.m. - Rotations 6-10, men’s floor exercise, parallel bars and still rings
March 15
12 p.m. - Rotations 1-4, men’s vault, pommel horse and horizontal bar, and women’s balance beam and floor exercise
3 p.m. - Rotations 5-9, men’s vault, pommel horse and horizontal bar, and women’s balance beam and floor exercise
March 16
12 p.m. - Event finals: men’s floor exercise, parallel bars and still rings, and women’s vault and uneven bars
March 17
12 p.m. - Event finals: men’s vault, pommel horse and horizontal bar, and women’s balance beam and floor exercise

Fans in the U.S. can watch the event finals simulstreams online at NBCSports.com and olympicchannel.com at 4 a.m. ET for the first day, as well as on the Olympic Channel at 5:30 p.m. ET, on March 16, and at 4 a.m. ET, as well as on the Olympic Channel at 10:30 p.m. ET, on March 17 and on NBCSN at 12 p.m. ET on March 18 for the second day. In addition to USAGym.org and USA Gymnastics’ social platforms, fans can follow on Azerbaijan gymnastics’ website, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Deriugina Cup and Kiev Grand Prix, March 14-17

Nastasya Generalova of Los Angeles/California Rhythms, will compete in the Grand Prix, and Eliza Cohen of Los Angeles/California Rhythms, and Helena Pavlovcic of Glendale, Calif./California Rhythms, will compete in the Deriugina Cup in Kiev. Both events have all-around and individual event competitions.

The competition schedule is as follows. All times are local to Kiev, which is six hours ahead of the U.S. Eastern Time Zone.

March 14
7 p.m. - Deriugina Cup: Individual seniors – all-around finals (hoop, ball)
March 15
2:30 p.m. - Deriugina Cup: Individual seniors – all-around finals (clubs, ribbon)
March 16
11 a.m. - Deriugina Cup: Individual seniors – event finals
3:30 p.m. - Grand Prix: Individual seniors – all-around finals (hoop, ball, clubs, ribbon)
March 17
3 p.m. - Grand Prix: Individual seniors – event finals (hoop, ball, clubs, ribbon)

Fans can find more information about the event on its website, as well as on USAGym.org and its social platforms.

University of Calgary International Cup, Calgary, Canada, March 15-16

Riley Loos of El Dorado, Calif./Technique Gymnastics, Sean Melton of Orlando, Fla./Ohio State University, Robert Neff of Brookfield, Wis./Stanford University, and Genki Suzuki of North Wales, Pa./University of Oklahoma, are competing in the senior competition of the University of Calgary Cup.

At 5:40 p.m. MT on March 15, the competition kicks off with the team and all-around finals, as well as a qualification round for the event finals on March 16 at 7 p.m. MT. For the team competition, the format is four gymnasts compete on each apparatus, and three scores count toward the team score in the head-to-head dual with Canada. The top eight on each apparatus advance to the event finals.

The event will have live scoring on the web and mobile, as well as additional information on the official website. Info on the U.S. Team will be available on USAGym.org and its social platforms.

DTB Pokal World Cup, Stuttgart, Germany, March 16-17

Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, and Akash Modi of Morganville, N.J./Stanford University, are competing in DTB Pokal World Cup, the second of four all-around World Cups in the International Gymnastics Federation’s all-around World Cup Series. Using local Stuttgart time, the DTB Pokal World Cup has the men’s competition on March 16 at 12:30 p.m., with the women at 12:30 p.m. on March 17. Stuttgart is five hours ahead of the U.S. Eastern Time Zone.

Fans in the U.S. can watch the event finals simulstreams online at NBCSports.com and olympicchannel.com at 7:15 a.m. ET, as well as on the Olympic Channel at 7:30 p.m. ET, on March 16 for the men’s competition and at 7:15 a.m. ET, as well as on the Olympic Channel at 2 p.m. ET and on NBCSN at 4:30 p.m. ET, on March 17.

Fans can also follow the action on USAGym.org and its social platforms, as well as on the official website and social platforms of Deutscher Turner-Bund and Schwabischer Turnerbund on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. They are using #dtbpokal and #stuttgart2019.

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