Thirteen-year-old Lexie Priessman grabbed the all-around gold at the first annual Nastia Liukin Cup with a score of 38.400. (The level 10 scoring system was used, so a 10.0 was the top score on each event). Priessman (Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy) is a great performer and throws some awesome skills, too -- including a full-twisting double layout and a full-in dismount off beam.
Kassandra Lopez (Gym World East) was second with a 37.675, while Diandra Milliner (Folger's Gymnastics) was third with a 37.400. Lopez has committed to Utah and Milliner to Alabama, and both seem to have bright futures in the NCAA. Milliner nearly stuck her Yurchenko 1.5 on vault and throws a beautiful piked full-in on floor, while Lopez was remarkably consistent, scoring between 9.375 and 9.450 on every event.
Fourth went to Gabrielle Douglas (Excalibur) who did an impressive standing full on beam and had beautiful lines and a gorgeous Tkatchev on bars.