2022 Nastia Liukin Cup Series kicks off Friday with first of 20 qualifying invitationals
INDIANAPOLIS, January 5, 2022 – The 2022 Nastia Liukin Cup Series will get underway Friday, as the Brestyan’s Invitational in Boston, Mass., and California Grand Invitational in Anaheim, Calif., kick off a slate of 20 qualifying meets that will determine the 40 gymnasts who will compete at the 13th-annual Nastia Liukin Cup February 25 at Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas. One junior gymnast and one senior gymnast from each invitational will earn a spot in the Nastia Liukin Cup field, with qualifications set to conclude the weekend of February 18-20.
The Nastia Liukin Cup, which was launched in 2010 by 2008 Olympic all-around gold medalist Nastia Liukin, features top USA Gymnastics Women’s Development Program Level 10 athletes. In total, 20 junior and 20 senior gymnasts will vie for the all-around title in their respective divisions. Participants will also receive event apparel and an opportunity to connect with Liukin ahead of the competition.
This year’s Nastia Liukin Cup is being held in conjunction with USA Gymnastics’ annual Winter Cup and will air live on Peacock.
The full qualifying series schedule is listed below.
- Brestyan’s Invitational, Boston, Mass., Jan. 7-9
- California Grand Invitational, Anaheim, Calif., Jan. 7-9
- Chow’s Winter Classic Invitational, Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 13-16
- Coaches Spectacular, Covington, Ky., Jan. 14-16
- Kim Zmeskal’s Texas Prime Meet, Irving, Texas, Jan. 14-16
- Lady Luck Invitational, Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 14-16
- Star Struck Invitational, Atlantic City, N.J., Jan. 14-16
- Tampa Bay Turners Invitational, Palmetto, Fla., Jan. 14-16
- Circle of Stars, Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 21-23
- Houston National Invitational, Galveston, Texas, Jan. 20-23
- UGA Invitational, Tinley Park, Ill., Jan. 21-24
- Alamo Classic, San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 28-30
- Atlanta Centennial Classic, Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 28-30
- Arizona Sunrays Classic Rock Invitational, Phoenix, Ariz., Feb. 4-6
- Classic Spectacular, St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 4-6
- Greensboro Gymnastics Invitational, Greensboro, N.C., Feb. 4-6
- Pikes Peak Cup, Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 4-6
- WOGA Classic, Frisco, Texas, Feb. 11-13
- Elevate the Stage, Tolego, Ohio, Feb. 18-20
- Magical Classic, Orlando, Fla., Feb. 19-20