How to Qualify for the Nastia Liukin Cup

at Chow's Winter Classic

Two Level 10 athletes (one junior under age 15 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 Participating Invitationals For 2022

INDIANAPOLIS, May 3, 2021 – USA Gymnastics has announced the invitational meets that will participate in the 2022 and 2023 Nastia Liukin Cup Series. Starting in 2022, the NL Cup Series will feature 20 invitationals, an increase of two from the 18 that participated in previous years.

The NL Cup Series and culminating national competition were launched in 2010 by 2008 Olympic all-around gold medalist Nastia Liukin, and 2022 will mark the 13th annual installment. A total of 20 junior and 20 senior gymnasts will qualify to the Nastia Liukin Cup through their performances at the participating invitationals, which will be held throughout the United States between January 1 and mid-February.

Gymnasts who qualify earn the opportunity to compete in the Nastia Liukin Cup and will receive a training leotard, competition leotard and warmup designed by Liukin in collaboration with GK Elite. Athletes will also have the unique chance to connect with Liukin in person and take part in a special brunch with the 14-time Olympic and World medalist held specially for qualified competitors.

The participating 2022 and 2023 NL Cup Series invitationals are listed below. Dates for these events will be announced at a later time. The official dates and locations of the 2022 Nastia Liukin Cups have yet to be determined.


  • Arizona Sunrays Classic Rock Invitational, Ariz. – Region 1

  • California Grand Invitational, Calif. – Region 1

  • Lady Luck Invitational, Nev. – Region 1

  • Alamo Classic, Texas – Region 3

  • Houston National Invitational, Texas – Region 3

  • Kim Zmeskal’s Texas Prime Meet, Texas – Region 3

  • Pikes Peak, Colo. – Region 3

  • WOGA Classic, Texas – Region 3

  • Chow’s Winter Classic Invitational, Iowa – Region 4

  • Classic Spectacular, Minn. – Region 4

  • Circle of Stars, Ind. – Region 5

  • Coaches Spectacular, Ky. – Region 5

  • Elevate the Stage, Ohio – Region 5

  • UGA Invitational, Ill. – Region 5

  • Brestyan’s Invitational, Mass. – Region 6

  • 25th Annual Star Struck Invitational, N.J. – Region 7

  • Atlanta Centennial Classic, Ga. – Region 8

  • Greensboro Gymnastics Invitational, N.C. – Region 8

  • Magical Classic, Fla. – Region 8

  • Tampa Bay Turners Invitational, Fla. – Region 8