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How to Qualify for the 2022 Nastia Liukin Cup

at Chow's Winter Classic

Two (2) athletes (one junior, age 15 and under, and one senior, age 16 or older)

with the highest all-around score(s) will qualify.


Senior athletes - born in 2005 or prior; Junior athletes - born 2006 or later.


Current US National Team members are ineligible.

Athletes who have been a member of the US National Team

within six months of the Nastia Liukin Cup are ineligible.

Foreign athletes are ineligible.






USA Gymnastics Announces Dates And Locations For Invitationals Participating In 2022 Nastia Liukin Cup Series

INDIANAPOLIS, September 21, 2021 – The 20 invitational meets comprising the 2022 Nastia Liukin Cup Series are set. These events will feature some of the best USA Gymnastics Women’s Development Program Level 10 gymnasts from across the United States as they compete for a spot at the 13th annual Nastia Liukin Cup.

For 2022, the Cup field will expand to 40 gymnasts. These athletes will be determined through performances at the invitationals in the series, and a total of 20 junior and 20 senior gymnasts – one each per invitational – will advance. Senior athletes must be 16 years of age or older, and junior athletes must be 15 or younger.

The invitationals participating in the 2022 Nastia Liukin Cup Series are listed below. Should any of these events be cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic, the allotted qualification spots will be awarded to the participating invitational remaining on the calendar that is geographically closest.

  • 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


The date and location of the 2022 Nastia Liukin Cup will be announced separately. Past sites include 2021, Indianapolis, Ind.; 2020, Milwaukee, Wis.; 2014 and 2019, Greensboro, N.C.; 2018, Hoffman Estates, Ill.; 2016 and 2017, Newark, N.J.; 2015, Arlington, Texas; 2010 and 2013, Worcester, Mass.; 2012, New York City; and 2011, Jacksonville, Fla.

The Nastia Liukin Cup Series was started in 2010 by 2008 Olympic all-around gold-medalist Nastia Liukin. Gymnasts who compete in the 2022 Nastia Liukin Cup will receive a Nastia Liukin-designed warm-up and competition leotard, along with a warm-up from GK Elite, and will have the opportunity to meet Liukin onsite at the event.

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