Mueller takes senior Nastia Liukin Cup gold; Parker wins junior title

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (February 25, 2024) – Experience paid off Sunday at the Nastia Liukin Cup (NLC) as two gymnasts with robust elite competitive experience won the senior and junior all-around titles. 18-year-old Elle Mueller (Ham Lake, Minn./Twin City Twisters) took the senior title, with 16-year-old Ella Kate Parker (West Monroe, La./Cincinnati Gymnastics) winning the junior crown.

The 2022 Winter Cup uneven bars bronze medalist and 2023 fifth-place finisher in the all-around, Mueller won the 2024 Nastia Liukin Cup senior all-around title with a score of 39.175 to pull out the victory over Avery Neff (South Jordan, Utah/Olympus Gymnastics) in second with 38.900 and Ella Murphy (Frisco, Texas/WOGA) third with 37.850.

Mueller toped the standings on uneven bars (9.800) and tied with Jahzara Swaby-Ranger (Coconut Creek, Fla./American Twisters) for the top score on vault (9.875). Neff led the field on floor (9.900) and Kamila Pawlak (Melissa, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics) was first on beam (9.750).

The 2022 Winter Cup junior champion in the all-around, beam and floor, Parker won the 2024 NLC junior all-around title Sunday with a score of 38.075. Ella Fine (Thomasville, N.C./High Point Gymnastics) was second with 37.600, and Morgan Reihl (Linden, Calif./Royal Gymnastics) was third with 37.575.

Balance was the order of the day as four different gymnasts led the apparatus scores. Parker posted the top score on beam (9.775), with Keria Cameron (Ralph, Ala./JamJev Gymnastics) leading on vault (9.750), Imani White (Orlando, Fla./Brandy Johnson’s) on uneven bars (9.650), and Emerson Gaa (Colleyville, Texas/Empire Gymnastics Academy) on floor (9.750).

For complete information on the 2024 Nastia Liukin Cup, visit the event website. To watch the livestream free on-demand, visit the USA Gymnastics YouTube Channel.