Nastia Liukin Cup Series: Week 7

This year’s Nastia Liukin Cup Series will be comprised of 20 meets, each of which will qualify one senior gymnast (aged 16 or older) and one junior (15 or younger) to the 13th Nastia Liukin Cup in Frisco, Texas on Feb. 27.

This week’s series included two meets: Elevate the Stage and Magical Classic.

Last week’s qualifiers were Mackenzie Estep (senior) and Brynn Torry (junior).

Elevate the Stage

Winner (senior division): Hannah Scheible

Winner (junior division): Ava Jackson

Oklahoma commit Hannah Scheible won the senior competition displaying beautiful lines on all four events. Especially impressive was her stuck front handspring front pike half on vault.

Ava Jackson, in the class of 2025, notched the junior qualification with a solid performance. Her lines on bars still need some further work, but she was impressive on beam and floor. On the latter event, she opened her routine with a front double twist and danced to an engaging choreography.

Hannah Scheible

Scores: VT: 9.875 | UB: 9.675 | BB: 9.800 | FX: 9.625 | AA: 38.975

Videos: VT | UB | BB | FX 

  • Club: All American Flames
  • College: Oklahoma
  • High School Graduation Year: 2023
  • CGN Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Notable Results: 2021 L10 national all around champion
  • Previous NLC Appearances: N/A

Ava Jackson

Scores: VT: 9.475 | UB: 9.300 | BB: 9.500 | FX: 9.575 | AA: 37.850

  • Club: Olympus
  • High School Graduation Year: 2025
  • Notable Results: 2021 Utah state all around champion
  • Previous NLC Appearances: N/A

Magical Classic

Winner (senior division): Gwen Fink

Winner (junior division): Imani White

North Carolina signee Gwen Fink notched the senior qualification thanks to a commanding performance, topped by a stuck Yurchenko 1.5 on vault and by stunning lines on the other three events. Her floor routine stood out not for both the good tumbling and the beautiful choreography.

Imani White, in the class of 2026, won the junior competition with an impressive all around performance. Some of her skills still need some further polish, but she displayed immense talent and gorgeous long lines. Especially exciting were her Maloney to Tkatchev on bars and her Onodi on beam.

Gwen Fink

Scores: VT: 9.925 | UB: 9.850 | BB: 9.525 | FX: 9.600 | AA: 38.900

Videos: VT | UB | BB | FX 

  • Club: Southeastern
  • College: North Carolina
  • High School Graduation Year: 2022
  • CGN Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Notable Results: 2021 North Carolina state all around champion
  • Previous NLC Appearances: 2020 (senior, 12th)

Imani White

Scores: VT: 9.700 | UB: 9.650 | BB: 9.725 | FX: 9.775 | AA: 38.850

Videos: VT | UB | BB | FX

  • Club: Brandy Johnson’s
  • High School Graduation Year: 2026
  • Notable Results: 2021 Region 8 all around champion
  • Previous NLC Appearances: N/A

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Article by Talitha Ilacqua

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