2020 American Cup: Final lineup announced

By Patricia Duffy | February 27, 2020
2020 American Cup is set to take place on March 7.
Courtesy USA Gymnastics

USA Gymnastics announced the final lineup for the 2020 American Cup on Thursday morning (Feb. 27).

This official lineup announcement comes after questions surfaced over the weekend regarding Yul Moldauer’s initial, seemingly official, assignment as the American Cup wild card.

The original American Cup field announcement (read it here) had Moldauer listed as the wild card athlete. The University of Minnesota’s Shane Wiskus is now the wild card athlete assigned to the event.

In addition, Ellie Black will now represented Canada instead of Brooklyn Moors.


  • Brazil: Diogo Soares
  • Canada: Rene Cournoyer
  • China: Hu Xuwei
  • Chinese Taipei: Chih-Kai Lee
  • Germany: Andreas Toba
  • Great Britain: James Hall
  • Japan: Daiki Hashimoto
  • Russia: Nikita Nagornyy
  • 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
  • Russia: Lilia Akhaimova
  • Spain: Alba Petisco
  • Ukraine: Diana Varinska
  • United States: Morgan Hurd
  • United States: Kayla DiCello (Wild Card)

USAG’s final lineup press release reads: “The final lineup of the FIG All-Around World Cup in Milwaukee has been announced. Representing the United States at the 2020 American Cup, scheduled for March 7 at Fiserv Forum in downtown Milwaukee, Wis., 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, Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Olympic Training Center; and Shane Wiskus of Spring Park, Minn./University of Minnesota.”

“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 Kayla Di Cello, who will make her senior international debut in Milwaukee, will attempt to carry the tradition forward. Mikulak is seeking his second American Cup title.”