United States Gymnastics | The 2022 Winter Cup, Elite Team Cup and Nastia Liukin Cup arrive in Texas in February
INDIANAPOLIS, December 22, 2021 – The first season of USA Gymnastics 2022 events will kick off February 25-27 with the three-day Winter Cup at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas. The event, which will again feature men’s and women’s divisions, will be accompanied by the Elite Team Cup and the Nastia Liukin Cup.
“Following the success of last year’s Winter Cup – the first to feature both men’s and women’s competitions – we look forward to bringing this event to Texas,” said Stefanie Korepin, USA Gymnastics Program Manager. . “It’s an exciting time to be a gymnastics fan with so many promising talents. Fans will have the opportunity to cheer on some of their favorite athletes while getting to know a whole new generation of gymnasts who have their eyes set on Paris in 2024 and beyond. ”
With USA Gymnastics Region 3 teams generally dominating the Elite Team Cup and Nastia Liukin calling Frisco her hometown, the three-day event will have a decidedly Texan flavor.
“Visit Frisco is delighted to host the Winter Cup at Sports City USA this year,” said Josh Dill, Director of Sports and Events for Visit Frisco. “Texas has long been a premier location for elite gymnastic talent, and we look forward to showcasing local and national talent at the Ford Center in February.”
The best competition at the rendezvous
The men’s competition will span two days with the all-around champion crowned on Friday and the individual event winners determined on Sunday. On the women’s side, the senior gymnasts will compete on Saturday afternoon and the juniors will follow on Sunday. The two will compete for the all-around and apparatus titles.
The action will start on Friday afternoon with the 13th edition of the Nastia Liukin Cup. This year’s Cup will feature an expanded field of 20 junior gymnasts and 20 senior gymnasts determined by performance in a series of invitations being held across the United States in the coming weeks. Profits from the Nastia Liukin Cup support the Nastia Liukin Fund, a charitable fund of the National Gymnastics Foundation.
“I am more than delighted to have the 13th edition of the Nastia Liukin Cup here in my hometown,” said Liukin, Olympic all-around champion and founder of the event. “Thirteen is my lucky number, so it seems more than a happy coincidence that the USA Gymnastics’ Winter Cup and Nastia Liukin Cup are being hosted in Frisco this year. I look forward to welcoming these amazing gymnasts and their families. in the city I call home. ”
Region 3, which includes athletes from Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and host Texas, will look to continue their unbeaten streak in the Elite Team Cup Saturday night. The competition pits teams made up of elite junior gymnasts from each of USA Gymnastics’ nine men’s artistic gymnastics regions, with the winner taking home the national bragging rights for the year. Region 3 has hoisted the cup every year since the event’s inception in 2016.
How to watch
NBC will broadcast the senior women’s competition live on Saturday, February 26, starting at 1 p.m. ET. The men’s all-around will air on Peacock on Friday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET, preceded earlier today by the Nastia Liukin Cup, which will air live on Peacock at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Tickets for all sessions will be available for public purchase on January 5, 2022. More details to come.
The calendar for the 2022 Winter Cup, Elite Team Cup and Nastia Liukin Cup competitions is subject to change. Learn more and stay up to date with the latest event news on WinterCup.com.
About American gymnastics
Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States, overseeing six disciplines: acrobatic, artistic, gymnastics for all, parkour, rhythmic, trampoline and tumbling. A member of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the International Gymnastics Federation, the organization serves more than 200,000 members, including entry-level to elite-level athletes, parents, coaches, clubs and club owners, and supports US teams for the Olympics, World Championships and other major international events. USA Gymnastics is committed to providing a top quality education, actively developing the sport at all levels and disciplines, and providing safe, positive and empowering experiences for all participants. To learn more about USA Gymnastics, visit www.usagym.org.
About Visit Frisco
Founded in 2003, Visit Frisco has grown alongside the tremendous growth in leisure travel, sports, and meeting facilities in the city. The mission of the organization is to defend everything related to Frisco and to generate a positive awareness of Frisco as a destination of choice for meetings, sporting events, conventions, trade shows, leisure travel, which have a positive impact on the economic base of the city of Frisco. The official accreditation recognizing excellence and achievement was awarded in 2009 by industry organization Destination’s International. For more information, visit visitfrisco.com.
About Nastia Liukin
At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Liukin’s total of five medals tied the US gymnastics record for most medals in a single Olympics. Liukin’s Olympic medals are: gold – all-around; silver – team, beam and uneven bars; and bronze – floor exercise. Liukin was the third of five Americans to win the Olympic all-around crown. She has also won nine world medals during her career. In 2018, she was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame and in 2019, she was named to the United States Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame. Liukin was coached by her father, Valeri, who won four Olympic medals in 1988, including two gold. Aside from her impressive athletic achievements, Nastia comments on gymnastics with NBC and has founded a digital platform, The Muse Collective, to provide tools, resources and community for those who otherwise might not have access to such opportunities.