By Paul D. Bowker | Aug. 17, 2018, 12:01 a.m. (ET)
Simone Biles competes at the 2018 GK U.S. Classic on July 28, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio.

 

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Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles goes after a record fifth all-around national championship this weekend at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston.

Biles is among a stacked field in both the women’s and men’s competition, which includes the first day of senior women’s competition on Friday at TD Garden.

The U.S. Gymnastics Championships are part of the Team USA Summer Champions Series, presented by Xfinity.

Among those joining Biles in the women’s competition are 2017 world all-around champion Morgan Hurd, 2017 U.S. all-around champion Ragan Smith, 2017 world vault and floor exercise silver medalist Jade Carey and Riley McCusker, a three-time medalist at the 2018 GK U.S. Classic.

Biles, who won five medals at the Olympic Games Rio 2016, returned to competition this summer at the U.S. Classic and won the all-around, balance beam and floor competitions.

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The men’s competition is headlined by two-time Olympian Sam Mikulak, 2017 U.S. all-around champion Yul Moldauer and 2016 Olympic alternate Donnell Whittenburg. Joining them are Marvin Kimble, the defending national champion on still rings and high bar, and Akash Modi, defending champion on parallel bars.

The men’s final is Saturday, followed by the women’s final on Sunday.

In the junior division, competition will determine the U.S. man competing at the Summer Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018.

TV: 4:30 p.m. ET Saturday, 8 p.m. Sunday, NBC; 8 p.m. ET Friday, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Olympic Channel; 11 p.m. Friday, NBCSN

Webcast: 8 p.m. Friday, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, 8 p.m. Sunday, NBCSports.com

Paul D. Bowker is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc