2023 Nastia Liukin Cup field set after final 16 gymnasts secure spots over weekend
INDIANAPOLIS (February 20, 2023) – The 2023 Nastia Liukin Cup field is locked after the final 16 gymnasts clinched their spots across eight qualifying invitationals over the weekend. A total of 40 USA Gymnastics Women’s Development Program Level 10 athletes – 20 juniors and 20 seniors – have earned the opportunity to compete for their division’s all-around title this Friday, February 24 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky., through a series of 20 invitational meets held around the U.S. over the last seven weeks.
The final qualifiers are listed alphabetically below by invitational.
- BIG Classic in Romeoville, Ill.: Lindsey Merdes, Mequon, Wis./LaFleur’s Gymnastics, junior; Hannah Scheible, Kimball, Mich./All American Flames Gymnastix, senior
- Charity Choice Invitational in Tacoma, Wash.: Ariana Frechette, Savage, Minn./Twin City Twisters, junior; Delaynee Rodriguez, Henderson, Nev./Gymcats Gymnastics, senior
- Excalibur Cup in Virginia Beach, Va.: Ella Fine, Thomasville, N.C./High Point Gymnastics Academy, junior; Elyse Wenner, Breinigsvilla, Pa./Stallone Gymnastics, senior
- Fiesta Bowl in Chandler, Ariz.: Kira Keller, West Jordan, Utah/Olympus Gymnastics, junior; Chloe LaCoursiere, San Diego, Calif./Coastal Gymnastics Academy, senior
- Jaycie Phelps Midwest Showdown in French Lick, Ind.: Esphyr Koren, Madison, Ind./Perfection Gymnastics, junior; Ady Wahl, Zanesville, Ohio/Zanesville Gymnastics, senior
- Presidential Classic in Reunion, Fla.: Jada Oliver, Gainesville, Fla./Brandy Johnson’s Global Gymnastics, junior; Madison Ulrich, Fort Mill, S.C./Southeastern Gymnastics Center, senior
- Rochester Classic in Rochester, N.Y.: Tiana Childress, New York, N.Y./Gotham Gymnastics, junior; Skylar Draser, Breinigsville, Pa./Parkettes National Gymnastics Training Center, senior
- WOGA Classic in Frisco, Texas: Anya Pilgrim, Germantown, Md./Hill’s Gymnastics, senior; Camryn Shepard, San Antonio, Texas/Mavericks Gymnastics, junior
The Nastia Liukin Cup was founded in 2010 by 2008 Olympic all-around gold medalist Nastia Liukin. LaCoursiere, Scheible, Ulrich and Wenner have previously competed in the annual national-level event, which counts Olympic medalists Gabby Douglas and MyKayla Skinner among its notable alumni.
This year’s competition is being held in conjunction with the 2023 Winter Cup and Elite Team Cup and will stream live on USA Gymnastics’ YouTube channel at 7 p.m. ET. View the full field at NastiaLiukinCup.com. Tickets for all sessions, including the Nastia Liukin Cup, are available at WinterCup.com.