Field Set for Winter Cup

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Katelyn Jong

This year’s Winter Cup – which includes both men’s and women’s elite competition, as well as the Elite Team Cup for junior men and the Nastia Liukin Cup for women in level 10 – kicks off next weekend in Frisco, Texas.

As the first elite competition in the U.S. both for 2022 and the new quad, the Winter Cup will determine a new senior national team as well as the selection for multiple world cups as well as the DTB Pokal Team Challenge and Mixed Cup for the men, and the women’s competition will also determine the athletes selected for DTB Pokal, with the top three all-arounders automatically named to the team.

The senior women’s field is headlined by 2021 world team members eMjae Frazier and Konnor McClain, along with 2021 junior national, Pan American Championships, and Pan American Games champion Katelyn Jong and Games silver all-around medalist Kailin Chio making their senior debuts. Other senior national team members set to compete are Ciena Alipio, Skye Blakely, Addison Fatta, and Zoe Miller.

2021 Winter Cup junior champion Ella Kate Parker will return in an attempt to defend her title, though she’ll see a strong challenge from Junior Pan Am Games gold medalists Madray Johnson and Tiana Sumanasekera, as well as fellow junior national team members Avery King and Gabby Van Frayen.

In the men’s field, 2020 Olympian Yul Moldauer will be the main attraction, with his biggest competition coming from first-year senior Asher Hong in his debut at 17. 2021 worlds team member Alex Diab is also on the roster, as are fellow senior national team members Vitaliy Guimaraes, Ian Gunther, Paul Juda, and Riley Loos.

A full list of gymnasts is below. Note that the Twin City Twisters gymnasts were not included in the USA Gymnastics release, but I have confirmed that they are expected to attend.

SENIOR WOMEN

Ciena Alipio, Midwest
Sydney Barros, World Champions
Skye Blakely, WOGA
Charlotte Booth, Brandy Johnson’s
Kailin Chio, Gymcats
Skylar Draser, Parkettes*
Addison Fatta, Prestige
eMjae Frazier, Parkettes
Karis German, World Champions
Katelyn Jong, Metroplex
Levi Jung-Ruivivar, Twin City Twisters
Kaliya Lincoln, WOGA
Lauren Little, Everest*
Konnor McClain, WOGA
Zoe Miller, World Champions
Kaylen Morgan, Everest
Elle Mueller, Twin City Twisters
Marissa Neal, GAGE
Brooke Pierson, WOGA
Joscelyn Roberson, NE Texas Elite
Katelyn Rosen, Twin City Twisters
Ashlee Sullivan, WOGA
Lexi Zeiss, Twin City Twisters

JUNIOR WOMEN

Adriana Consoli, Pearland Elite*
Nicole Desmond, First State
Amelia Disidore, GAGE
Kieryn Finnell, Rochester
Jayla Hang, Ascend
Gabrielle Hardie, Twin City Twisters*
Madray Johnson, WOGA
Avery King, WOGA
Myli Lew, San Mateo
Annalisa Milton, GAGE
Zoey Molomo, Metroplex*
Ella Murphy, WOGA
Ella Kate Parker, Cincinnati
Claire Pease, WOGA
Michelle Pineda, Metroplex
Azaraya Ra-Akbar, World Class
Hezly Rivera, WOGA
Simone Rose, Ascend
Audrey Snyder, First State
Tiana Sumanasekera, West Valley
Gabby Van Frayen, Gym X-Treme
Alicia Zhou, Love Gymnastics*

SENIOR MEN

Michael Artlip, Penn State
Fuzzy Benas, Oklahoma
Jeremy Bischoff, Stanford
Landen Blixt, Infinity
Crew Bold, Michigan
Garrett Braunton, Air Force
Taylor Burkhart, Stanford
Matt Cormier, Penn State
Evan Davis, Iowa GymACT
Mathew Davis, Army West Point
Alex Diab, USOPTC
Isaiah Drake, Navy
Mike Fletcher, Illinois
Jack Freeman, Oklahoma
James Friedman, Iowa GymACT
Raydel Gamboa, Oklahoma
Vitaliy Guimaraes, Oklahoma
Ian Gunther, Stanford
Dallas Hale, Cypress Academy
Kazuki Hayashi, Ohio State
Asher Hong, Cypress Academy
Evan Hymanson, Stanford Boys
Michael Jaroh, Penn State
Paul Juda, Michigan
Nicolas Kuebler, Stanford
Ian Lasic-Ellis, Stanford
Toby Liang, Roswell Gymnastics
Riley Loos, Stanford
Caleb Melton, Apollo Gymnastics
Yul Moldauer, 5280 Gymnastics
Robert Neff, USOPTC
Noah Newfeld, UC Berkeley
Zachary Nunez, Oklahoma
Cole Partridge, USA Gym World
Joey Pepe, Nebraska
Curran Phillips, Stanford
Fred Richard, MEGA
Blake Sun, Stanford
Colin Van Wicklen, Oklahoma
Colt Walker, Stanford
David Willett, Michigan
Ignacio Yockers, Pride Gymnastics
Khoi Young, Stanford

*Qualified at the Fort Worth elite qualifier on February 18 but not yet on USAG’s list as confirmed

Article by Lauren Hopkins

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