04. March 2017  
Newark, N.J., USA  
Artistic Gymnastics

USA: 2017 Elite Team Cup

The Region 3 team, comprised of six junior elite gymnasts from Oklahoma and Texas, won the 2017 Elite Team Cup held at Newark, N.J.’s Prudential Center on Saturday night, earning 327.70 points to edge the Region 5 squad by 4.25 points. Much as the Nastia Liukin Cup does for female gymnasts, this event seeks to give male gymnasts between 13-18 years of age (as of May 31, 2017) high-level exposure and podium performance experience.The unique format has nine senior elite male gymnasts compete alongside nine junior elite men’s regional teams. Each team consists of six junior elite gymnasts. Team scores are based on five athletes competing on each event; the top four scores count.