OSIJEK, Croatia (June 8, 2022) – After an impressive senior international debut in March, Stanford freshman Ian Lasic-Ellis (Dover, Mass.) is back on the world stage this week for the 2022 Osijek World Challenge Cup June 9-12 in Croatia. The 2022 Winter Cup floor exercise champion will take on all events except for vault during qualifications Thursday and Friday at Gradski Vrt Hall.
Gymnasts will compete on floor exercise, pommel horse and parallel bars Thursday with still rings, horizontal bar and vault to follow Friday. The top-eight athletes on each event will advance to this weekend’s apparatus finals.
Earlier in the season, Lasic-Ellis was fourth on horizontal bar and eighth on floor exercise at the Cairo World Cup after qualifying to both event finals in his first international outing of 2022. Last summer, he helped the U.S. capture team gold at the Junior Pan American Championships where he claimed all-around silver and was the parallel bars champion.
Qualification sessions will run Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. and noon ET. Finals are slated to kick off with floor exercise Saturday at 10:10 a.m. ET followed pommel horse at 11:35 a.m. ET and parallel bars at 12:57 p.m. ET. The horizontal bar champion will be crowned Sunday at 11:35 a.m. ET, and the still rings final will close out competition at 1:01 p.m. ET.
Additional information, including results, can be found on the event’s official website.