2016 Elite Team Cup Tops off the Triple Cup Weekend
In just two days, over 15,000 people came to the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ to watch some of the most talented gymnasts compete at the Triple Cup. This year, the Elite Team Cup was added to the meet list to give up-and-coming male athletes a chance to compete with Elite male gymnasts. The 2016 Triple Cup Weekend started off with the Nastia Liukin Cup on Friday, March 4, followed by the American Cup on Saturday, March 5. The 2016 Elite Team Cup closed out this historical weekend on Saturday evening.
Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics, states, “This new event gives these junior elite male gymnasts the chance to compete on the same team with the country’s highest-ranked men, who have their sights set on the 2016 Olympic Games. Holding the Elite Team Cup and the Nastia Liukin Cup with the prestigious AT&T American Cup gives fans a look at today’s best gymnasts, along with the champions of tomorrow, and provides those up-and-coming gymnasts an incredible experience.” Click here to read more about the 2016 Elite Team Cup.
Nine men’s regional teams, each consisting of six junior elites and one senior elite competed at the Prudential Center on March 5 at 6 p.m. The results from the junior athletes will be used for consideration of the 2017 National Team draft. The scores for the seniors will go towards a cash prize. Click here to see the full results list.
Each team competed in this high performing sublimated competition shirt that features a two color gradient and a fierce side design printed on polytek. The 2016 Elite Team Cup logo and USA Gymnastics logo was added into the artwork to commemorate these athletes’ incredible success. There are a total of nine colors, each representing a different region.
GK. Choice Of Champions.™