Nastia Liukin Cup Jr AA Champion Routines


Rachael Flam and Lauren Ramirez tied for first with a 38.1. Here is a little more about them and each of their routines.

Rachael Flam
Rachael is a fourteen year old from Houston, Tx. She trains at Stars Houston. She comes from a family of athletes, with many of them making it to the Olympic trials in their various sports. Rachael’s goals are to compete elite this year and make it to championships. Then she hope’s to have a successful collegiate gymnastics career. The biggest thing gymnastics has taught her is that “Hard work pays off.”

Vault – 9.750

Bars – 9.550

Beam – 9.550

Floor – 9.250

Lauren Ramirez
Lauren is fifteen years old. She is from Chandler, Az and trains at Gold Medal. Her biggest accomplishment at this point in her gymnastics career has been qualifying for the Nastia Liukin Cup three years in a row. Her goal is to compete in NCAA. She says the biggest thing gymnastics has taught her is that failure or giving up is not an option.  “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” (USA Gymnastics)

Vault -9.625

Bars – 9.425

Beam – 9.500

Floor – 9.550

Nastia Liukin Cup Top Event Score Routines


The Nastia Liukin Cup was a relatively clean meet this year with a lot of highlights. USA Gymnastics has posted every routine. Here is some guidance on the routines to watch. Let’s start with the top routines on each event. If you only have time to watch a few, my picks would be Rachael Lukacs’ vault and Anna Glen’s beam.

VAULT

Senior – Kennedi Edney 9.875

Junior – Rachael Lukacs did the only Yurchenko double (and it was beautiful!) in the meet for a 9.875.

BARS

Senior – MacKenzie Brannen with a  9.7.

Junior – Rachael Flam with a 9.55

BEAM 

Senior – Anna Glen got a whopping 9.85 on BEAM!!! It was a beautiful routine.

Junior – Rachel Baumann and Makarri Doggette tied with a 9.6.

FLOOR

Senior – McKenna Kelly with a 9.675

Junior – Rachael Lukacs won with a 9.6.