American Cup Weekend 2020
American Cup Weekend 2020
WORLD, OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS HEADLINE FIELD FOR 2020 AMERICAN CUP AT FISERV FORUM ON SATURDAY, MARCH 7
Single-day tickets, in addition to all-session tickets, on sale now for event that is part of 2020 Olympic Games qualification process
Representing the United States at the 2020 American Cup, scheduled for Saturday, March 7 at Fiserv Forum, are Morgan Hurd, the 2017 World All-Around Champion and the 2018 American Cup Winner; Kayla DiCello, the 2019 U.S. junior champion, who is making her senior international debut; Sam Mikulak of Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Olympic Training Center; and Shane Wiskus of Spring Park, Minn./University of Minnesota.
The American Cup is the USA’s most prestigious international event and part of the International Gymnastics Federation’s all-around World Cup series. Tickets are on sale at FiservForum.com. In addition to all-session tickets, single-day tickets are now on sale.
The 2020 American Cup field by country is as follows:
Brazil: Diogo Soares
Canada: Rene Cournoyer
China: Hu Xuwei
Chinese Taipei: Chih-Kai Lee
Germany: Andreas Toba
Great Britain: James Hall
Japan: Daiki Hashimoto
Spain: Nestor Abad
Switzerland: Pablo Braegger
Ukraine: Oleg Verniaiev
United States: Sam Mikulak
United States: Shane Wiskus (Wild Card)
Australia: Georgia Godwin
Canada: Elsabeth Black
China: Jin Zhang
France: Lorette Charpy
Germany: Sarah Voss
Great Britain: Jennifer Gadirova
Italy: Giorgia Villa
Japan: Hitomi Hatakeda
Spain: Alba Petisco
Ukraine: Diana Varinska
United States: Morgan Hurd
United States: Kayla DiCello (Wild Card)
The U.S. gymnasts enjoyed a strong 2019. They have also dominated the American Cup, winning seven of the last 10 men’s titles and 18 of the last 20 women’s all-around contests. 2017 World All-Around champion Hurd and 2019 U.S. junior champion DiCello will attempt to carry the tradition forward. Mikulak is seeking his second American Cup title.
The American Cup, the USA’s most prestigious international gymnastics competition, will make its first visit to Milwaukee on Saturday, March 7 at Fiserv Forum. The 2020 American Cup is the first of the four all-around events included in the International Gymnastics Federation’s World Cup Series, which is part of Olympic qualification for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. This year’s American Cup has two sessions: the women at 11 a.m. CT and the men at 4 p.m. CT. The Nastia Liukin Cup, which showcases some of the country’s top Junior Olympic female gymnasts, is slated for Friday, March 6 at 7 p.m. CT.
All-session ticket packages range in price from $77-$179 and include the Nastia Liukin Cup on Friday, March 6 and the American Cup sessions on Saturday, March 7. Attendees can purchase a single-day ticket for either the American Cup for $59 to $99 or the Nastia Liukin Cup for $29 to $45. Discounted tickets are available through local gymnastics clubs that are participating in the club ticket sales program. For information on club sales or group tickets, call 414-227-0599. Tickets are on sale at FiservForum.com.
The impressive list of former American Cup champions also includes Simone Biles, Bart Conner, Tim Daggett, Gabby Douglas, Paul Hamm, Jonathan Horton, Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin, Carly Patterson, Danell Leyva, Shannon Miller, Mary Lou Retton, Kurt Thomas, Peter Vidmar, Jordyn Wieber and Kim Zmeskal-Burdette. Past sites for the American Cup include: New York, N.Y. (1976-80, 1982-84, 2004, 2008, 2012); Ft. Worth, Texas (1981, 1996-98); Indianapolis, Ind. (1985); Fairfax, Va. (1986-90, 2003); Orlando, Fla. (1991-94, 2000-02); Seattle, Wash. (1995); St. Petersburg, Fla. (1999); Uniondale, N.Y. (2005); Philadelphia, Pa. (2006); Jacksonville, Fla. (2007, 2011); Hoffman Estates, Ill. (2009, 2018); Worcester, Mass. (2010, 2013); Greensboro, N.C. (2014); Arlington, Texas (2015); Newark (2016-17); Hoffman Estates, Illinois (2018); and Greensboro, North Carolina (2019).
The Nastia Liukin Cup made its debut in 2010. Past sites include 2018, Hoffman Estates, Ill.; 2016 and 2017, Newark, N.J.; 2015, Arlington, Texas; 2014, Greensboro, N.C.; 2013 and 2010, Worcester, Mass.; 2012, New York City; and 2011, Jacksonville, Fla.