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2017 Nastia Cup Coverage Page

 

2017 Nastia Cup Senior Results https://usagym.org/PDFs/Results/w_17nlc_sr.pdf

2017 Nastia Cup Junior Results https://usagym.org/PDFs/Results/w_17nlc_jr.pdf

The 2017 Nastia Cup was another very competitive, excitement filled, down to the final routine type of competition. The level of gymnastics at the cup continues to grow each and every year. As an example, vaulting from the Nastia Cup was actually more of an elite level, then the American Cup (women’s competition) held in the same arena the next day. This competition provided a good look at gymnasts who could be members of the 2017 Region 5 Dream Team at JO Nationals this year.

Region 5 qualified a record 10 gymnasts to the cup this year and they didn’t disappoint. Twistars Kai Rivers, who hung around the top 4 throughout the competition, tumbled her way to the 2017 cup title with a huge 9.825 floor routine. The 2016 junior Nastia Cup all around champion Andrea Li of Legacy Elite, was in the hunt for another cup after winning two events but took third this time out. IGI’s Anastasia webb, competing on podium for first time since the 2014 Secret Classic, had a consistent day taking 9th all around and competed her new yurchenko 1/2 on pike front off. 2016 JO National all around champion, Gabryel Wilson  was amongst the leaders going into the last rotation but struggled on bars to finish 13th. She continues to push the JO difficulty envelope finishing with a full twisting double back for a 9.7 on floor.

In the junior competition, Region 5 was represented by all first time Nastia qualifiers. Lilly Lippeatt from Cincinnati, a 2016 Hopes Championship qualifier, was the top region 5 gymnast finishing 7th in the all around and posting the highest beam score of the entire competition with her 9.75. Emma Pritchard of Gym Xtreme, 2016 JO National Team Member, finished 9th all around.


2017 Region 5 Nastia Cup Qualifiers 

               

Makarri Doggette (Buckeye Gymnastics) 4 time Nastia Cup qualifier, 2015 JO National AA Runner Up, Scored Perfect 10 on Vault, Future Alabama Crimson Tide.

Elizabeth Gantner (JPAC) 1st time Nastia Cup qualifier, 2017 Hopes Classic qualifier, Level 8 gymnast in 2016.

Andrea Li (Legacy Elite) 2 time Nastia Cup qualifier, 2016 Junior Nastia Cup Champion, 2017 Nastia Cup 3rd All Around (senior), 2016 JO National AA runner-up, Future Cal Berkeley Bear.

Lillian Lippeatt ( Cincinnati Gymnastics) 1st time Nastia Cup qualifier, 2016 JO National qualifier, 2016 Hopes Championships qualifier.

Emma Pritchard (Gym Xtreme) 1st time Nastia Cup qualifier, 2016 JO National Team Member, 4th AA at JO Nationals.

Kai Rivers (Twistars Gymnastics) 2 time Nastia Cup qualifier, 2017 Nastia Cup AA Champion, 2015 JO National AA Champion, 2016 JO National Uneven Bar Champion, Future LSU Tiger.

Gillan Rutz (Perfection Gymnastics) 1st time Nastia Cup qualifier, 2016 JO Nationals 2nd place on bars, Future Arkansas Razorback.

Jayce Vore (JPAC) 1st Nastia Cup qualifier, competing in 1st year of level 10 (due to injury in 2016), 2015 Level 9 Easterns 3rd AA.

Anastasia Webb (IGI) 1st time Nastia Cup qualifier, 2016 JO National AA runner-up and Floor National Champion, 2014 Secret Classic competitor, Future Oklahoma Sooner.

Gabryel Wilson (Michigan Academy) 2 time Nastia Cup qualifier, 2016 JO National All Around, Vault, Beam and Floor Champion, Future Michigan Wolverine.





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