Johnson, Karr win 2015 Nastia Liukin Cup titles
posted on 03/06/2015

ARLINGTON, Texas, March 6, 2015 – Kiya Johnson of Desoto, Texas/Texas Dreams, and Maddie Karr of Champlin, Minn./Twin City Twisters, won the junior and senior all-around titles at the 2015 Nastia Liukin Cup at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The 2015 AT&T American Cup, the USA’s most prestigious international invitational and part of the International Gymnastics Federation’s World Cup Series, takes center stage on Saturday, March 7, at AT&T Stadium.

  • Junior medalists: Johnson, 38.275, gold; Shaylah Scott, Allen, Texas/Metroplex, 38.875, silver; Alexa Al-Hameed of Ankeny, Iowa/Triad Gymnastics, 37.600, bronze.
  • Senior medalists: Karr, 38.275, gold; Anna Glenn of Charlotte, N.C./Southeastern Gymnastics, 38.250, silver; Olivia Karas of Chicago/IK Gymnastics, 38.200, bronze.
  • Johnson’s event scores and routines: vault, 9.750; uneven bars, 9.450; balance beam, 9.625; floor exercise, 9.450. Johnson performed a Yurchenko full-on vault. On the uneven bars, she executed an overshoot before dismount with a tucked full-out. She tumbled an Arabian double tuck, two-and-a-half to punch front and a double back.
  • Karr’s event scores: vault, 9.825; uneven bars, 9.475; balance beam, 9.400; floor exercise, 9.575. On the uneven bars, Karr executed a Gienger catch-and-release move and dismounted with a tucked full-out. Karr was solid on the beam, performing a side aerial to back handspring series and a hitch kick to side somi. She dismounted a back one-and-a-half. Karr performed a nearly flawless Yurchenko one-and-a-half on vault.
  • Named for 2008 Olympic all-around gold-medalist Nastia Liukin, the Nastia Liukin Cup was first held in 2010 in Worcester, Mass., and a portion of the proceeds from the Nastia Liukin Cup benefits the Nastia Liukin Fund, a charitable fund in partnership with the National Gymnastics Foundation (www.usagym.org/foundation).
  • Past sites for the Nastia Liukin Cup are: 2014, Greensboro, N.C.; 2013 and 2010, Worcester, Mass.; 2012, New York City; and 2011, Jacksonville, Fla.

AP-style results
2015 Nastia Liukin Cup
AT&T Stadium
Arlington, Texas
March 6, 2015

Senior All-Around
1. Maddie Karr, Champlin, Minn., 38.275
2. Anna Glenn, Charlotte, N.C., 38.250
3. Olivia Karas, Chicago, Ill., 38.200
4. Lexi Graber, Cape Coral, Fla., 38.150
5. Alicia Boren, Franklin Lakes, N.J., 38.125
6. Makenna Merrell, Pleasant Grove, Utah, 37.925
6. Rachael Lukacs, Hillsborough, N.J., 37.925
6. Maggie O'Hara, Lexington, S.C., 37.925
9. Cassidy Keelen, Lucas, Texas, 37.875
10. Macy Toronjo, Huntsville, Texas, 37.850
11. Evy Schoepfer, Ames, Iowa, 37.725
12. Madison Osman, Maitland, Fla., 37.300
13. Emma McLean, Clarkston, Mich., 37.200
14. Kassidy Cumber, Virginia Beach, Va., 36.900
15. Alexia Burch, Sparks, Nev., 36.400
16. Kynsee Roby, Ankeny, Iowa, 36.225
17. Madison McHale, Naperville, Ill., 35.275
18. Maya Washington, San Jose, Calif., 8.700

Junior All-Around
1. Kiya Johnson, Desoto, Texas, 38.275
2. Shaylah Scott, Allen, Texas, 37.875
3. Alexa Al-Hameed, Ankeny, Iowa, 37.600
4. Amoree Lockhart, Ft. Worth, Texas, 37.575
5. Chae Campbell, Carrollton, Texas, 37.375
6. Nicoletta Koulos, Long Beach, Calif., 37.250
7. Carly Bauman, West Des Moines, Iowa, 37.225
8. Abbie Thompson, Sanford, Fla., 37.000
9. Abby Heiskell, Waxhaw, N.C., 36.875
10. Cassie Stevens, Phoenix, Ariz., 36.625
11. Kaitlin DeGuzman, Rowlett, Texas, 36.425
12. Kourtney Chinnery, Suffolk, Va., 36.200
13. Karley McClain, South Jordan, Utah, 36.075
14. Sadie Miner, Mapleton, Utah, 35.950
15. Hannah McCrary, Cincinnati, Ohio, 35.675
16. Emily Holmes-Hackerd, Bedford, Mass., 35.525
17. Jacqueline Kranitz, Lone Tree, Colo., 34.700