The 2022 Winter Cup Presented by OZONE and TURN kicks off Friday, February 25 | Sports Destination Management

The 2022 Winter Cup Presented by OZONE and TURN kicks off Friday, February 25

Feb 23, 2022

The first national elite gymnastics meet of 2022 will get underway Friday, February 25, at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, as the Winter Cup Presented by OZONE and TURN kicks off a domestic competition slate set to culminate with the U.S. Gymnastics Championships August 18-21 in Tampa, Fla. Winter Cup will once again feature both men’s and women’s divisions across three days of competition and will be accompanied by the annual Elite Team Cup Presented by TURN and Nastia Liukin Cup, which feature some of the top emerging talent in the country.

The U.S. men will name a new Senior National Team following the competition, and Winter Cup performances will help determine international selection for several upcoming events, including multiple men’s artistic World Cup stops and the 2022 DTB Pokol Mixed Cup and Team Challenge in Stuttgart, Germany. Winter Cup is also a qualifying event for the 2022 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, which serve as the annual national championships for artistic gymnastics in the United States.

Men’s competition

World bronze medalist and 2020 Olympian Yul Moldauer (Wellington, Colo./5280 Gymnastics) headlines a relatively young field of up-and-coming gymnasts. Fellow World team members Alex Diab (Glen Ellyn, Ill./United States Olympic and Paralympic Training Center, 2021) and Colin Van Wicklen (Spring, Texas/University of Oklahoma, 2018) will look to build on their past success, while several college stars, including Senior National Team members Vitaliy Guimaraes (Arvada, Colo./University of Oklahoma), Ian Gunther (Houston, Texas/Stanford University), Paul Juda (Deerfield, Ill./University of Michigan) and Riley Loos (El Dorado Hills, Calif./Stanford University) are hoping to make their mark at this early juncture in the year.

They will be joined by the next generation of U.S. men’s gymnasts. All members of the Senior Development Team – Taylor Burkhart (Morrison, Colo./Stanford Boys Gymnastics), Dallas Hale (Frisco, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics), Joey Pepe (Peoria, Ariz./University of Nebraska), Colt Walker (Cedar Park, Texas/Stanford University) and Khoi Young (Bowie, Md./Stanford University) – will be in action, while Junior National Team members Asher Hong (Tomball, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics), Toby Liang (Roswell, Ga./Roswell Gymnastics), Caleb Melton (Woodbridge, Va./Apollo Gymnastics), Cole Partridge (Bountiful, Utah/USA Gymnastics World), Fred Richard (Stoughton, Mass./Massachusetts Elite Gymnastics Academy) and Ignacio Yockers (Tulsa, Okla./Pride Gymnastics Academy) are set to make their senior debuts.

Senior men will lead off Winter Cup competition Friday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET with the men’s senior all-around title at stake. Apparatus champions will be crowned Sunday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. ET based on combined two-day scores. The top Elite Team Cup performers from Saturday’s competition will join their senior counterparts for the men’s Day 2 session on Sunday, as junior individual event titles will also be up for grabs. The top-five senior all-around finishers on Day 1 of competition will earn automatic selection to the U.S. Men’s National Team. The full team will be announced in the days following Winter Cup.

Women’s competition

Senior National Team members Ciena Alipio (San Jose, Calif./Midwest Gymnastics Center), Skye Blakely (Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics), Addison Fatta (Wrightsville, Pa./Prestige Gymnastics), eMjae Frazier (Erial, N.J./Parkettes National Gymnastics Center), Konnor McClain (Cross Lanes, W.Va./WOGA Gymnastics) and Zoe Miller (Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre) lead a field full of young and ambitious talent. Frazier and McClain are fresh off of their first World Championships appearances last fall. Meanwhile, Junior Pan American all-around gold and silver medalists Katelyn Jong (Allen, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics) and Kailin Chio (Las Vegas, Nev./Gymcats Gymnastics), who led the U.S. to team gold at the inaugural event in November, are slated to make their senior debuts. Dallas-area natives Blakely and Jong are sure to be crowd favorites for the event. 

On the junior women’s side, 2021 Winter Cup all-around champion Ella Kate Parker (West Monroe, La./Cincinnati Gymnastics) will be back in action, as will the remaining Junior Pan American Games team gold medalists Madray Johnson (Dallas, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics) and Tiana Sumanasekera (Pleasanton, Calif./West Valley Gymnastics School). They’ll be joined by fellow Junior National Team members Avery King (Dallas, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics) and Gabby Van Frayen (Lewis Center, Ohio/Gym X-Treme).

The women’s senior competition, which will determine all-around and event champions, will kick off Saturday, February 26 at 1 p.m. ET. Juniors will compete Sunday at 1 p.m. ET with all-around and apparatus titles on the line. The top-three all-around finishers in each division will automatically qualify to represent the U.S. at the 2022 DTB Pokol Mixed Cup and Team Challenge March 18-20 in Stuttgart, Germany. Winter Cup performances will also help determine the remaining team members for the event.

How to watch

Live coverage on the NBC family of networks begins Friday, February 25 on Peacock with the Nastia Liukin Cup from 2:30-5 p.m. ET and the men’s Day 1 competition from 7:30-10 p.m. ET. NBC will broadcast the women’s senior competition on Saturday, February 26 from 1-3 p.m., and CNBC will re-air the men’s Day 1 session from 4-6 p.m. ET on Saturday. Streaming details for the Elite Team Cup Saturday, February 26 from 6:30-10 p.m. ET and Sunday’s Winter Cup junior women’s competition (1-3 p.m. ET) and men’s Day 2 session (6:30-9 p.m. ET) will be shared closer to the competition.

Podium training for each Winter Cup division, as well as the Nastia Liukin Cup and Elite Team Cup, will be livestreamed free on USA Gymnastics’ YouTube channel. The podium training schedule is available below. All times are eastern.

  • Nastia Liukin Cup – Thursday, February 24, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.: WATCH
  • Winter Cup senior men – Thursday, February 24, 2:30-5 p.m.: WATCH
  • Elite Team Cup – Thursday, February 24, 5-8 p.m.: WATCH
  • Winter Cup senior women – Friday, February 25, 10 a.m. – noon: WATCH
  • Winter Cup junior women – Saturday, February 26, 8:30-11 a.m.: WATCH

Who’s competing

Multiple Olympic and World Championships team members will be in action at the 2022 Winter Cup. The full list of participating athletes is below. Gymnasts are listed alphabetically by state.

Men’s division


Raydel Gamboa, Phoenix, Ariz./University of Oklahoma

Joey Pepe, Peoria, Ariz./University of Nebraska


Jeremy Bischoff, Canyon Country, Calif./Stanford University

Isaiah Drake, Los Angeles, Calif./United States Naval Academy

Riley Loos, El Dorado Hills, Calif./Stanford University


Taylor Burkhart, Morrison, Colo./Stanford Boys Gymnastics

Vitaliy Guimaraes, Arvada, Colo./University of Oklahoma

Yul Moldauer, Wellington, Colo./5280 Gymnastics


Toby Liang, Roswell, Ga./Roswell Gymnastics


Crew Bold, Delray Beach, Fla./University of Michigan

Mathew Davis, Hilliard, Fla./Army West Point


Alex Diab, Glen Ellyn, Ill./United States Olympic and Paralympic Training Center

Paul Juda, Deerfield, Ill./University of Michigan

Curran Phillips, Naperville, Ill./Stanford University


James Friedman, Iowa City, Iowa/Iowa GymACT


Matt Cormier, Milton, Mass./Penn State University

Ian Lasic-Ellis, Dover, Mass./Stanford University

Fred Richard, Stoughton, Mass./Massachusetts Elite Gymnastics Academy


Landen Blixt, Fowlerville, Mich./Infinity Gymnastics Academy

Michael Jaroh, Northville, Mich./Penn State University


Khoi Young, Bowie, Md./Stanford University

New Hampshire

Mike Fletcher, Nashua, N.H./University of Illinois

New Jersey

Evan Hymanson, Morganville, N.J./Stanford Boys Gymnastics

North Carolina

David Willett, High Point, N.C./University of Michigan


Ignacio Yockers, Tulsa, Okla./Pride Gymnastics Academy


Michael Artlip, Bellaire, Texas/Penn State University

Fuzzy Benas, Richmond, Texas/University of Oklahoma

Evan Davis, Houston, Texas/Iowa GymACT

Jack Freeman, Palestine, Texas/University of Oklahoma

Ian Gunther, Houston, Texas/Stanford University

Dallas Hale, Frisco, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics

Asher Hong, Tomball, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics

Noah Newfeld, Plano, Texas/University of California – Berkeley

Zachary Nunez, Houston, Texas/University of Oklahoma

Blake Sun, San Antonio, Texas/Stanford University

Colin Van Wicklen, Spring, Texas/University of Oklahoma

Colt Walker, Cedar Park, Texas/University of Stanford


Cole Partridge, Bountiful, Utah/USA Gymnastics World


Kazuki Hayashi, Fairfax, Va./Ohio State University

Caleb Melton, Woodbridge, Va./Apollo Gymnastics


Garrett Braunton, Olympia, Wash./United States Air Force Academy

Nicolas Kuebler, Seattle, Wash./Stanford University


Robert Neff, Brookfield, Wis./United States Olympic and Paralympic Training Center

Women’s division


Ciena Alipio, San Jose, Calif./Midwest Gymnastics Center

Myli Lew, Belmont, Calif./San Mateo Gymnastics

Tiana Sumanasekera, Pleasanton, Calif./West Valley Gymnastics School


Charlotte Booth, Clermont, Fla./Brandy Johnson’s Global Gymnastics


Amelia Disidore, Overland Park, Kan./Great American Gymnastics Express


Ella Kate Parker, West Monroe, La./Cincinnati Gymnastics


Azaraya Ra-Akbar, Columbia, Md./World Class Gymnastics

Audrey Snyder, Annapolis, Md./First State Gymnastics


Annalisa Milton, Lee’s Summit, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express

Marissa Neal, Blue Springs, Mo./Great American Gymnastics Express


Kailin Chio, Las Vegas, Nev./Gymcats Gymnastics

New Jersey

eMjae Frazier, Erial, N.J./Parkettes National Gymnastics Training Center

New York

Kieryn Finnell, Pittsford, N.Y./Rochester Gymnastics Academy

North Carolina

Kaylen Morgan, Huntersville, N.C./Everest Gymnastics


Gabby Van Frayen, Lewis Center, Ohio/Gym X-Treme


Brooke Pierson, Canby, Ore./WOGA Gymnastics


Nicole Desmond, Wind Gap, Pa./First State Gymnastics

Addison Fatta, Wrightsville, Pa./Prestige Gymnastics


Sydney Barros, Lewisville, Texas/World Champions Centre

Skye Blakely, Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics

Karis German, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre

Madray Johnson, Dallas, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics

Katelyn Jong, Allen, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics

Avery King, Dallas, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics

Kaliya Lincoln, Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics

Zoe Miller, Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre

Ella Murphy, Frisco, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics

Claire Pease, Sunnyvale, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics

Michelle Pineda, Allen, Texas/Metroplex Gymnastics

Hezly Rivera, Plano, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics

Joscelyn Roberson, Texarkana, Texas/North East Texas Elite Gymnastics

Ashlee Sullivan, Richardson, Texas/WOGA Gymnastics


Jayla Hang, Bellevue, Wash./Ascend Gymnastics Center

Simone Rose, Sammamish, Wash./Ascend Gymnastics Center

West Virginia

Konnor McClain, Cross Lanes, W.Va./WOGA Gymnastics

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