The 2019 version of the Nastia Cup proved to be very exciting and successful competition for Region 5. This competition features some of the best level 10’s in the country who have qualified through designated Nastia cup qualifying meets around the country in 2019. This event was held at the Greater Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The 2018 JO National AA Champion Makarri Doggette from Buckeye Gymnastics, in her 6th Nastia Cup, achieved one of her biggest goals claiming the all around title with a 38.975. Makarri had to end the competition on beam and did it champion style scoring a 9.8, the highest beam score in the entire meet.
Region 5 was the most successful region at this years cup with all five senior age group qualifiers finishing in the top 8. Aspire’s Sierra Brooks finished 4th with a 38.725, top qualifier Gabby Wilson from Olympia finished 6th with 38.625, and Legacy Elite duo Faith Torrez (38.575) and Andrea Li (38.525) finished 7th and 8th, respectively.
In the junior age group, Buckeye’s Natalie Martin, in her first Nastia Cup, finished 6th on vault 9.525) and 14th overall with a 36.825.