2019 Nastia Liukin Cup Series Qualifying Meets Announced

Press release below via USA Gymnastics:

INDIANAPOLIS, June 13, 2018– USA Gymnastics has announced the schedule for the 2019 Nastia Liukin Cup Series, which kicks off January 11, 2019. Performances at the 18 invitational meets in the Series will determine the gymnasts who will compete in the Nastia Liukin Cup at the Greensboro Coliseum on March 1, 2019. 2019 is the 10th annual edition of the Cup, which was started in 2010 by 2008 Olympic all-around gold-medalist Nastia Liukin.


The Nastia Liukin Cup kicks off the Triple Cup weekend at the Greensboro Coliseum.  OnSaturday, March 2, the 2018 American Cup,the USA’s most prestigious international invitational and part of the International Gymnastics Federation’s all-around World Cup series, and the men’s Elite Team Cup take the floor at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, respectively.


The 36 participants in the Nastia Liukin Cup are selected through the Nastia Liukin Cup Series, which features 18 of the country’s top gymnastics invitationals held throughout the United States. The Nastia Liukin Cup Series kicks off on Jan. 11, with four invitationals, and the final junior and senior Nastia Liukin Cup qualifiers will be determined at the Greensboro Gymnastics Invitational, just prior to the Nastia Liukin Cup.


The invitationals participating in the 2019 Nastia Liukin Cup Series are listed below.

  • Atlanta Crown Invitational, Duluth, Ga.,Jan. 11-13
  • Kurt Thomas Invitational, Grapevine, Texas,Jan. 11-13
  • Legacy Elite Winter Classic, Rosemont, Ill.,Jan. 11-13
  • Circle of Stars Gymnastics Invitational, Indianapolis,Jan. 11-13
  • Lady Luck Invitational, Las Vegas,Jan. 18-20
  • Brestyan’s Invitational, Medford, Mass.,Jan. 18-20
  • 22nd Annual Star Struck Invitational, Atlantic City, N.J.,Jan. 18-20
  • Sand Dollar/Whitlow Invitational, Kissimmee, Fla.,Jan. 18-20
  • Buckeye Classic, Columbus, Ohio,Jan. 31-Feb. 3
  • Chow’s Challenge, Galveston, Texas,Feb. 1-3
  • Fiesta Bowl, Phoenix,Feb. 1-3,
  • Pikes Peak Cup, Colorado Springs, Colo.,Feb. 8-10
  • Arizona Sunrays Classic Rock Invitational, Phoenix, Ariz.,Feb. 8-10
  • WOGA Classic, Frisco, Texas,Feb. 9-10
  • Excalibur Cup, Virginia Beach, Va.,Feb. 15-17
  • Charity Choice Invitational, Tacoma, Wash.,Feb. 15-18
  • Presidential Classic, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.,Feb. 15-18
  • Greensboro Gymnastics Invitational, Greensboro, N.C.,Feb. 27-March 3


A total of 18 junior and 18 senior gymnasts will advance to the Nastia Liukin Cup. 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 Nastia Liukin Cup; and the opportunity to meet Liukin and participate in a team photo.

U.S. Wins Team Golds At 2018 Pan American Gymnastics Championships

The U.S. men and U.S. women both won team gold medals at the 2018 Pan American Championships in Lima, Peru.

McCallum, Thomas Go One-Two AA At 2018 Pan Am Championships

Press release via USA Gymnastics.

After Placing 6th In US Champs All-Around, Jade Carey Vies For Worlds Spot

Jade Carey - Floor, USA - Official Podium Training - 2017 World Championships

Between the return of Simone Biles — the greatest gymnast of all time — and the tumult within USA Gymnastics, the last nine months have been an absolute roller coaster. But that's not going to keep us from constantly recognizing the hard work and brilliant gymnastics of these athletes.

2018 U.S. Championships Lovely Leo Winners

NCAA Gymnastics 2019 Season Hype: Trinity Thomas Is Coming To Gainesville

We’re continuing our series on the new additions to NCAA gymnastics team rosters, highlighting the Florida Gators today. The Gators had a couple of important contributors graduate last year, including Kennedy Baker, Alex McMurtry, and Rachel Slocum. How they replace these losses will determine how far they can go this year in NCAA competition.

Elevate The Stage: JO To NCAA Gymnasts

Elevate the Stage is a podium-style gymnastics competition for NCAA and J.O. teams, and FloGymnastics is excited to again bring you live coverage of the meets in the 2019 season.

Lovely Leos: 2018 U.S. Gymnastics Championships Day 2

We've got a winner from day 1, and now it's time to vote for Day 2's loveliest leo from the 2018 U.S. Championships!

University Of Illinois At Chicago To Cut NCAA Gymnastics Teams

The University of Illinois at Chicago men's and women's gymnastics teams were informed on August 31 that the 2018-2019 competition season would be the final year for both teams. 

NCAA Gymnastics 2019 Season Hype: Olivia Trautman Leads The New Sooners

School is back in session, which means that your favorite NCAA gymnastics teams are also back in action with team retreats, strategy sessions, and hardcore conditioning. Though not every 2018-19 roster has been released yet, several are up online, allowing fans to have a look at the newcomers and how they might fit into the team. 

Letter To Membership From USA Gymnastics Board Chair Karen Golz

Below is a letter from USA Gymnastics board chair Karen Golz about Kerry Perry resigning as CEO and president of USA Gymnastics, via USAGym.

Dear USA Gymnastics Community:I am writing to tell you that USA Gymnastics President and CEO Kerry Perry informed our Board of Directors last night that she will resign effective immediately. On behalf of the board, I want to thank Kerry for her leadership under very difficult circumstances. As you know, USA Gymnastics has been in the midst of a difficult and painful transition to ensure that the safety and interests of our athletes remain at the heart of our mission. While much as been accomplished over the past several months to stabilize the organization, we still face tremendous challenges as we all work to achieve fundamental changes to move our sport forward. We look forward to bringing in new leadership to build on the progress to date, and the board will immediately begin the search for an interim CEO. In the meantime, it has established a management committee to provide organizational oversight to maintain continuity in the day-to-day operations until an interim CEO is named. Additionally, the board is in the process of forming a search committee made up of board members, as well as athletes and others from the gymnastics and NGB community, to find our next permanent leader. Board member and Olympian Brent Lang, president and CEO of Vocera, will chair the committee. We will keep you informed as we work through our urgent leadership issues. I want to assure you that this board is determined to take the necessary steps to support a safe and competitive environment where every athlete can grow, learn life lessons, have fun and succeed. We know the last few years have been very difficult for everyone involved with USA Gymnastics, and we thank you for your patience and support through these challenging days. The athletes, parents, coaches, judges, volunteers, gym owners and USA Gymnastics staff are the heart and soul of USA Gymnastics, and we will do everything in our power to ensure that our athletes and everyone involved with our great sport and movement achieve their fullest potential. Sincerely,Karen GolzChair, Board of DirectorsUSA Gymnastics