INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 24, 2011 – Two more gymnasts qualified for the 2011 Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup this past weekend. Mary Jane Horth of Akron, Ohio/Gymnastics World, and Kathryn Kluz of Wixom, Mich./Oakland Gymnastics Training Center, both qualified through the Circle of Stars Gymnastics Invitational, one of 17 invitationals in the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup Series. Ten gymnasts have now qualified for the Cup. The Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup Series continues this weekend with three more invitationals: Wisconsin Dells (Wis.) Gymnastics Vacation Classic, Metroplex Challenge in Ft. Worth, Texas, and Parkettes Invitational in Allentown, Pa.
Horth competed in the inaugural Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup, where she finished 28th in the all-around.
The balance of the 36-gymnast field will qualify from the remaining 12 invitationals in the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup Series, which features a total of 17 invitationals held throughout the United States from Jan. 14 through Feb. 21. A minimum of two gymnasts from each invitational advances to the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup, scheduled for Friday, March 4, in conjunction with the AT&T American Cup in Jacksonville, Fla.
The remaining Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup Series schedule is as follows:
- Wisconsin Dells Gymnastics Vacation Classic, Wisconsin Dells, Wis., Jan. 28-30
- Metroplex Challenge, Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 29-30
- Parkettes Invitational, Allentown, Pa., Jan. 28-30
- 2011 Rock-n-Roll Classic, Broadview Heights, Ohio, Feb. 4-6
- Pikes Peak Cup, Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 4-6
- 37th Annual Fiesta Bowl, Chandler, Ariz., Feb. 4-6
- IGI Chicago Style, Chicago, Ill., Feb. 11-13
- Buckeye Classic, Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 18-20
- Presidential Classic, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Feb. 18-20
- Excalibur Cup, Virginia Beach, Va., Feb. 18-20
- WOGA Classic, Frisco, Texas, Feb. 19-20
- Arizona Sunrays Classic Rock Invitational, Glendale, Ariz., Feb. 19-21
The second annual Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup is held the evening prior to the prestigious AT&T American Cup, using the event’s podium. This year’s Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup will be televised live on Universal Sports. For more information on qualifiers, results and photos from each invitational, go to www.nastialiukinsupergirlcup.com.
Gymnasts who compete in the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup will receive a Nastia Liukin-designed leotard and a warm-up from GK Elite; two tickets to the AT&T American Cup and recognition during the event; and the opportunity to meet Liukin and participate in a team photo.
The Supergirl S-shield is universally recognized as an unmatched symbol of strength, leadership and female empowerment, and uniquely embodies the ideals of the Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup. This special event, which celebrates the accomplishments of young, rising stars, continues the Supergirl brand’s support of today’s action sports girl and builds on the spirit of the Supergirl Jam, the industry’s only large-scale, all-girls action sports competition.