USA Gymnastics announces spring international assignments for rhythmic gymnastics
posted on 03/11/2019

Evita Griskenas
© John Cheng

INDIANAPOLIS, March 11, 2019 – USA Gymnastics has announced the majority of the international assignments for rhythmic gymnastics in the lead-up to the 2019 USA Gymnastics Championships, the nationals for rhythmic and acrobatic gymnastics and trampoline and tumbling, in Des Moines, Iowa. The assignments were made by the Athlete Selection Committee, and several additional gymnasts may be named at a later date to compete in the listed events. This also does not reflect the gymnasts who competed in the 2019 Lisbon (Portugal) International Tournament this past weekend.

Deriugina Cup and Kiev Grand Prix, March 14-17, Kiev, Ukraine
Kiev Grand Prix
Nastasya Generalova, Los Angeles/California Rhythms
Deriugina Cup
Eliza Cohen, Los Angeles/California Rhythms
Helena Pavlovcic, Glendale, Calif./California Rhythms

Corbeil International Tournament, March 22-24, Corbeil-Essones, France
Senior*
Evita Griskenas, Orland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Juniors
Alexandria Kautzman, Westlake Village, Calif./Burlo Gymnastics
Victoria Kobelev, Palm Coast, Fla./Rhythmic Art
Naomi Skotnikov, Highland Park, Ill./Vitrychenko Academy Corp

Juliet Shishmanova Tournament, March 28-30, Burgas, Bulgaria
Seniors
Eliza Cohen, Los Angeles/California Rhythms
Lily Avila, Highland Park, Ill./Vitrychenko Academy Corp.
Nerea Francis, North Miami Beach, Fla./Miami Gymnastics and Dance Academy
Junior
Isabelle Richardson, Las Vegas, Nev./Eurogymnastics

MTM Ljubljana Tournament, March 30-31, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Seniors
Evita Griskenas, Orland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Lennox Hopkins-Wilkins, Puyallup, Wash./Evergreen Rhythmics
Daria Merkulova, Grayslake, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Center
Lili Mizuno, Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Juniors
Ciel Arzandyan, Van Nuys, Calif./Rhythmic Academy of Los Angeles
Gemma Gow, Newton, Mass./Rhythmic Dreams
Patricija Ivanauskaite, Clarendon Hills, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics
Esther Kiseleva, Wayne, N.J./Liberty Academy
Gergana Petkova, Barrington, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center

Thiais Grand Prix, March 30-31, Thiais, France
Individual
Nastasya Generalova, Los Angeles/California Rhythms
Group
Isabelle Connor, Manhattan Beach, Calif./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Connie Du, Deerfield, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Yelyzaveta Merenzon, Buffalo Grove, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Elizaveta Pletneva, Deerfield, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Nicole Sladkov, Vernon Hills, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Kristina Sobolevskaya, Chicago/North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center

Pesaro World Cup, April 5-7, Pesaro, Italy
Seniors
Evita Griskenas, Orland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Lili Mizuno, Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Group
Isabelle Connor, Manhattan Beach, Calif./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Connie Du, Deerfield, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Yelyzaveta Merenzon, Buffalo Grove, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Elizaveta Pletneva, Deerfield, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Nicole Sladkov, Vernon Hills, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Kristina Sobolevskaya, Chicago/North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center

Irina Cup, April 5-7, Warsaw, Poland
Seniors
Heather Chan, Irvine, Calif./Eurogymnastics
Lennox Hopkins-Wilkins, Puyallup, Wash./Evergreen Rhythmics
Elena Shinohara, Suwanee, Ga./Rhythmic Brains
Juniors
Erica Foster, Hopkins, Minn./NorthWest Rhythmic
Isabelle Richardson, Las Vegas, Nev./Eurogymnastics
Jenna Zhao, Burr Ridge, Ill./Vitrychenko Academy Corp

Sofia World Cup, April 12-14, 2019, Sofia, Bulgaria
Senior*
Evita Griskenas, Orland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Group
Isabelle Connor, Manhattan Beach, Calif./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Connie Du, Deerfield, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Yelyzaveta Merenzon, Buffalo Grove, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Elizaveta Pletneva, Deerfield, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Nicole Sladkov, Vernon Hills, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Kristina Sobolevskaya, Chicago/North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center

Tashkent World Cup, April 19-21, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Senior*
Lili Mizuno, Northbrook, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center

Baku World Cup, April 26-28, Baku, Azerbaijan*
Group
Isabelle Connor, Manhattan Beach, Calif./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Connie Du, Deerfield, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Yelyzaveta Merenzon, Buffalo Grove, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Elizaveta Pletneva, Deerfield, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Nicole Sladkov, Vernon Hills, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Kristina Sobolevskaya, Chicago/North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center

Guadalajara World Challenge Cup, May 3-5, Guadalajara, Spain
Senior*
Nastasya Generalova, Los Angeles/California Rhythms
Group
Isabelle Connor, Manhattan Beach, Calif./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Connie Du, Deerfield, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Yelyzaveta Merenzon, Buffalo Grove, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Elizaveta Pletneva, Deerfield, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Nicole Sladkov, Vernon Hills, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Kristina Sobolevskaya, Chicago/North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center

*An additional individual athlete will be named in the future.

Athletes will also be sent to the AmsterdamMasters Tournament, April 19-21 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Luxembourg Trophy, June 8-9 in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. The organization is committed to creating a culture that encourages and supports its athletes and focuses on its highest priority, the safety and well-being of the athletes. USA Gymnastics has taken specific, concrete steps to strengthen its safe sport policies and procedures. Former gymnast and business executive Li Li Leung is the new president and chief executive officer of USA Gymnastics. The organization’s disciplines include men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics and gymnastics for all (formerly known as group gymnastics). For more complete information, visit usagym.org.