Eight qualifiers added to Nastia Liukin Cup roster

Eight additional gymnasts have been revealed as qualifiers to the 2024 Nastia Liukin Cup after the first invitationals of the competition month. With the inclusion of these eight, a total of 28 women’s artistic Level 10 athletes have secured their spots in February’s event so far.

The qualifiers from Week 5 are listed below by invitational.

  • Classic Spectacular, St. Paul, Minnesota — Senior: Elle Mueller (Ham Lake, Minn./Twin City Twisters), junior: Ariana Frechette (Savage, Minn./Twin City Twisters)
  • Greensboro Gymnastics Invitational, Greensboro, North Carolina — Senior: Elizabeth Leary (Raleigh, N.C./Sonshine Gymnastics), junior: Sutton Strasser (Northpoint, N.Y./Infiniti Elite Gymnastics)
  • Pikes Peak Cup, Colorado Springs, Colorado — Senior: Ella Murphy (Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics), junior: Emerson Gaa (Colleyville, Texas/Empire Gymnastics Academy)
  • Classic Rock Invitational, Phoenix, Arizona — Senior: Kelsey Slade (Vail, Ariz./Arizona Dynamics), junior: Morgan Reihl (Linden, Calif./Royal Gymnastics & Sports Academy)

Frechette competed at the 2023 Nastia Liukin Cup, and Slade qualified in 2022.

The 2024 Nastia Liukin Cup Series continues next weekend with the WOGA Classic February 9-11 in Frisco, Texas. Sixteen more athletes will qualify for spots in the Nastia Liukin Cup in the coming weeks, with two of those athletes clinching the final spots the weekend of the Cup based on their performance at the adjoining Kentucky Winter Classic.