GK proudly sponsored The Nastia Liukin Cup for the fourth consecutive year. This year's competition took place on Friday, March 1st, at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts after an exciting lead up of qualifying competitions as part of the Nastia Liukin Cup Series. A select number of gymnasts from each invitational advanced to the Nastia Liukin Cup. Alex McMurtry of Midlothian, Virginia/Richmond Olympiad Gymnastics, won the all-around title Friday night after an exciting come-from-behind finish. This was McMurty's third straight Nastia Liukin Cup appearance, but this year she posted a 38.450 for the win. Aja-Monet Sims of Clermont, Florida/Brandy Johnson's, 38.175, and Samantha Partyka of Katy, Texas/Champions Gymnastics Academy, 38.075, took second and third.
GK was excited to provide each participant with a Nastia Liukin-designed tank leotard, competition leotard, and warm-up. In addition to their gymnastics apparel, each athlete got to meet and have their photo taken with Nastia and received 2 tickets to the 2013 American Cup. Click here for some great photographs of Nastia handing out the GK gymnastics apparel to the participants.
For training, participants received a GK tank gymnastics leotard with a classic neck line and elegant strappy back. The workout leotards were either Berry Slither with Black Mystique applique and binding, or Black Mystique with Berry Slither applique and binding. The competition leotard followed suit with equally classic styling. Each long sleeved leotard was either Berry Slither with Black Mystique applique or Black Mystique with Berry Slither applique. All of the leotards were perfectly finished with the GK Nastia Liukin logo.
The athletes received a beautiful Black Velvet and Silver Mystique warm up jacket and coordinating black velvet warm-up pant. The back of the warm up jacket was embellished with the Nastia Liukin Cup name and logo.
Proceeds from the event go to the Nastia Liukin Fund, a charitable fund within the National Gymnastics Foundation with the goal of partnering with fitness-oriented programs for young people and supporting clubs that aid athletes who need financial assistance to remain or become involved in gymnastics.
GK. Choice of Champions.