American Cup AA Competition Looks to be Fierce


With Simone Biles, Kyla Ross and Larissa Iordache all out of the American Cup due to injury, the all around competition looks to be much more wide open – and much more even than in recent years. Though I am sad not to see these amazing girls compete, it definitely sets us up for a great all around competition.

Elizabeth Price (Ebee) tweeted that they (her and Brenna Dowell) were “Ready to Go.”

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Elizabeth Price has won three world cup events in the past two years. Brenna McDowell has yet to be tested on this type of international stage, but she has the goods if she delivers. The two Americans both have the advantage with their awesome Amanars on vault. But the international field is all looking very good and have all been tested on the world stage!

Vanessa Ferrari of Italy just keeps getting better with age. She came in sixth at the 2013 World Championships and has looked good here. Giulia Steingruber of Switzerland was just after her in 7th at Worlds. The next three girls were all packed together at Worlds. Victoria Moors of Canada in10th, Carlotta Ferlito of Italy in 11th and Roxana Popa Nedelcu of Spain in 12th. Rounding out the field is Sophie Scheder of Germany.

Things to watch for:

Victoria Moors on floor! I cannot wait to see this live! Victoria is one of my all time favorite floor workers, and with her double double layout, she will be hard to beat on floor if she lands on her feet. She has also brought in some upgrades on beam. Brenna and Elizabeth on vault. Sophie on bars. Vanessa on floor. Carlotta on beam.

And though I don’t write about men’s much…. you CANNOT miss Fabian Hambuechen on High Bar!

This looks to be a GREAT American Cup competition even without the prominent stars.

And here we go! The women are starting vault!

2014 AT&T American Cup Info


The 2014 AT&T American Cup will be hosted tomorrow, March 1, 2014, at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, N.C. Competition is from 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. ET. You can watch from 11:30a.m. -1:00 p.m. via livestream if you are in the US, and then the live NBC broadcast will be from 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET. Check out all the info at ATTAmericanCup.com/info.

Kyla Ross, Simone Biles and Larissa Iordache have all withdrawn due to injury. So a rematch of the 2013 all around is not in the making for this year’s AT&T Cup. Instead, there will be opportunity for new stars to be born. Here is the field. (Pictures from USA Gymnastics).

Brenna Dowell
USA
2013 U.S. ALL-AROUND AND UNEVEN BARS BRONZE MEDALIST
Elizabeth Price
USA
2012-13 STUTTGART WORLD CUP ALL-AROUND CHAMPION
Carlotta Ferlito
Italy
2013 WORLDS ALL-AROUND – 11TH PLACE
Vanessa Ferrari
Italy
2013 WORLDS ALL-AROUND – 6TH PLACE
Victoria Moors
Canada
2013 WORLDS ALL-AROUND – 10TH PLACE
Roxana Popa Nedelcu
Spain
2013 WORLDS ALL-AROUND – 12TH PLACE
Sophie Scheder
Germany
2013 WORLDS UNEVEN BARS – 5TH PLACE
Giulia Steingruber
Switzerland
2013 WORLDS ALL-AROUND – 7TH PLACE
On the men’s side, there are some exciting gymnasts coming to America!
THE GUYS
Sam Mikulak
USA

2013 WORLDS ALL-AROUND – 6TH PLACE

John Orozco
USA

2013 WORLDS PARALLEL BARS BRONZE MEDALIST

Fabian Gonzalez
Spain

2012 OLYMPICS ALL-AROUND – 9TH PLACE

Fabian Hambuechen
Germany

2013 WORLD ALL-AROUND BRONZE MEDALIST AND HORIZONTAL BAR SILVER MEDALIST

Andrey Likhovitskiy
Belarus

2013 WORLDS ALL-AROUND – 8TH PLACE

Shogo Nonomura
Japan

2011 STUTTGART WORLD CUP ALL-AROUND CHAMPION

Sam Oldham
Great Britain

2012 OLYMPIC TEAM BRONZE MEDALIST

Daniel Purvis
Great Britain

2013 WORLDS ALL-AROUND – 7TH PLACE

Sergio Sasaki
Brazil

2013 WORLDS ALL-AROUND – 5TH PLACE