The 2017 Nastia Liukin Cup is set for March 3, 2017 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
This is an opportunity for the countries top JO Level 10 athletes to compete on a podium for elite level judges in a huge arena.
A total of 18 junior and 18 senior gymnasts will advance to the Nastia Liukin Cup from the following meets:
- Atlanta Crown Invitational, Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 6-8 (1 Jr., 1 Sr.)
- Twistars Invitational, Dimondale, Mich., Jan. 6-8 (1 Sr.)
- Brestyan’s Invitational, Medford, Mass., Jan. 13-15 (1 Jr.)
- Lady Luck Invitational, Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 13-15 (1 Jr., 1 Sr.)
- CGA Coaches’ Spectacular, Cincinnati, Ohio, Jan. 13-15 (1 Jr.)
- Legacy Elite Winter Classic, Chicago, Ill., Jan 13-15 (1 Sr.)
- Star Struck Invitational, Atlantic City, N.J., Jan. 13-15 (1 Sr.)
- Tampa Bay Turners Invitational, Bradenton, Fla., Jan. 13-15 (1 Jr.)
- Sand Dollar Invitational, Orlando, Fla., Jan. 20-22(1 Jr., 1 Sr.)
- Kim Zmeskal’s Texas Prime Meet, Irving, Texas, Jan 20-22 (1 Jr.)
- Fiesta Bowl Invitational, Chandler, Ariz., Jan. 27-29 (1 Sr.)
- Circle of Stars Gymnastics Invitational, Indianapolis, Jan. 27-29 (1 Jr., 1 Sr.)
- Metroplex Challenge, Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 27-29 (1 Sr.)
- Arizona Sunrays Classic Rock Invitational, Phoenix, Ariz., Feb. 3 – 5 (1 Jr., 1 Sr.)
- Buckeye Classic, Columbus Ohio, Feb. 3-5 (1 Jr., 1 Sr.)
- Chow’s Challenge, Galveston, Texas, Feb. 3-5 (1 Jr.)
- Pikes Peak Cup, Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 3-5 (1 Jr., 1 Sr.)
- Classic Spectacular, Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 3-5 (1 Sr.)
- Gliders Invitational, Ontario, Calif., Feb. 10-12(1 Jr.)
- Chicago Style, Chicago, Ill., Feb. 10-12 (1 Jr., 1 Sr.)
- Greensboro Gymnastics Invitational, Greensboro, N.C., Feb. 10-12 ( 1 Sr.)
- Charity Choice Invitational, Tacoma, Wash., Feb. 17-19 (1 Sr.)
- Magical Classic, Orlando, Fla., Feb. 17-19 (1 Jr.)
- Excalibur Cup, Virginia Beach, Va., Feb. 17-19 (1 Jr.)
- Presidential Classic, Orlando, Fla., Feb. 17-20 (1 Jr., 1 Sr.)
- WOGA Classic, Frisco, Texas, Feb. 17-19 (1 Jr., 1 Sr.)
Senior athletes must be 16 years of age or older, and junior athletes must be 15 or younger.
Gymnasts who compete in the Nastia Liukin Cup will receive a Nastia Liukin-designed leotard and a warm-up from GK Elite; two tickets to the American Cup and recognition during the event; and the opportunity to meet Liukin and participate in a team photo.
Previous winners of the Nastia Liukin Cup include:
- Senior All-Around Champion – Rachael Lukacs (North Stars)
- Junior All-Around Champion – Andrea Li (Legacy Elite)
- Senior All-Around Champion – Maddie Karr (Twin City Twisters)
- Junior All-Around Champion – Kiya Johnson (Texas Dreams)
- Senior All-Around Champions – Mackenzie Brannan (Capital Gymnastics) and McKenna Kelley (Stars Houston)
- Junior All-Around Champions – Rachael Flam (Stars Houston) and Lauren Ramirez (Gold Medal Gymnastics
Following the Nastia Liukin Cup will be the AT&T American Cup, a FIG World Cup Event.
Source: usagym.org, nastialiukincup.com