07. March 2020  
Milwaukee, USA  
Artistic Gymnastics

2020 American Cup: Hurd and Mikulak

The 44th American Cup 2020, the USA’s most prestigious international gymnastics competition, made its first visit to Milwaukee on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Fiserv Forum. The 2017 all-around world champion Morgan HURD and Sam MIKULAK, the 2014 American Cup champion, won the women’s and men’s titles, respectively, at the 2020 American Cup. The American Cup is the USA’s most prestigious international event and part of the International Gymnastics Federation’s all-around World Cup series.
Hurd’s score of 55.832 led the field as she won her second American Cup title after 2018. Making her senior international debut, 2019 U.S. junior champion Kayla DICELLO  took second with her 55.132 all-around total. Hitomi HATAKEDA of Japan came in third with 53.799.
In the men’s competition, Mikulak earned the title for the second time with a score of 85.332. Oleg VERNIAIEV of Ukraine placed second with 83.064, and James HALL of Great Britain rounded out the top three, earning a score of 82.999.
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

44th American Cup 2020 - to the very first time in Wisconsin. The Fiserve Forum is also the home of the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association ...

Men*s roster
( ... in brackets:WCh final ranking, 2019 Stuttgart)
Diogo Soares       (BRA)
Rene Cournoyer   (CAN)
Hu Xuwei             (CHN)
Chih-Kai Lee        (TPE) - (12.)
Andreas Toba      (GER) - (19.)
James Hall         (GBR)  - (14.)
Daiki Hashimoto  (JPN)
Nestor Abad       (ESP)  - (22.)
Pablo Braegger    (SUI)  - (15.)
Oleg Verniaiev    (UKR)  - ( 3.)
Sam Mikulak     (USA)  - ( 7.)
Shane Wiskus  (USA / Wild Card)

Women's roster
Georgia Godwin (AUS)
Elsabeth Black   (CAN)  - ( 4.)
Zhang Jin           (CHN)
Lorette Charpy    (FRA)
Sarah Voss         (GER) - (10.)
Jennifer Gadirova (GBR)
Giorgia Villa          (ITA) - (16.)
Hitomi Hatakeda (JPN)  - (17.)
Alba Petisco     (ESP)
Diana Varinska (UKR)
Morgan Hurd (USA)   (1. WCh 2017, Montreal)
Kayla DiCello (USA / Wild Card;1st US- Junior champion 2019)