Circle of Stars Gymnastics Invitational
Nastia Liukin Cup qualifying meet in 2017

Circle of Stars – Qualifier: Once again The Circle of Stars Gymnastics Invitational has been selected as a Nastia Liukin Cup qualifying meet in 2017! Two 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 2000 or prior; Junior athletes – born 2001 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. Good luck Ladies!

USA Gymnastics and Nastia Liukin of Parker, Texas, the 2008 Olympic all-around champion, have joined forces to provide a competitive opportunity for the country’s top Junior Olympic gymnasts, the Nastia Liukin Cup. Proceeds from the Nastia Liukin Cup will go into the Nastia Liukin Fund, a charitable fund within the National Gymnastics Foundation.

“USA Gymnastics is honored to partner with Nastia in creating this unique opportunity for young gymnasts,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “Nastia’s gymnastics accomplishments are incredible. She is known and respected for her integrity, sportsmanship and sense of fair play. Her interest in helping others and dedication to gymnastics led to the creation of the Nastia Liukin Cup and Nastia Liukin Fund.”

“I love gymnastics, and it has given me the opportunity to achieve my dreams and goals,” said Liukin, who has a total of nine world and five Olympic medals to her credit. “Gymnastics has given me so much, and now I want to give back to the community that has supported me for my entire career. I am excited about the development of the Cup, which will give athletes an elite competitive opportunity, and the creation of the Nastia Liukin Fund that will enable me to help others through scholarships or charitable support.”

The inaugural Nastia Liukin Cup was March 5, 2010, at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. The Nastia Liukin Cup will be held the evening prior to the prestigious Tyson American Cup and use the event’s podium.

Gymnasts will be chosen to participate in the Cup from a series of invitationals known as the Nastia Liukin Cup Series. The Series is promoted throughout the competitive season with individual meets each selecting a minimum of two athletes to compete in the Cup from their respective fields.  Click Here for the most recent news regarding the Nastia Liukin cup series.