Debuting a brand new home at the Dallas Cowboys’ Ford Center at the Star and featuring a world-class field of national and world champions to go with it, the 2019 WOGA Classic is set to be the best edition yet of this prestigious international elite competition held in Frisco, Texas.
Headlining this year’s International Elite session is Rio 2016 US Olympic team alternate and 2014 World team gold-medalist Ashton Locklear, returning to competition for the first time in over a year after multiple surgeries, stops, starts, and a gym change to Simone Biles’ World Champions Center following the 2017 World Championships, where she made the uneven bars final for Team USA.
Joining Locklear is another one of the US’ top talents, junior national team member Kayla DiCello of Hill’s Gymnastics. DiCello enjoyed a breakout 2018 season, finishing second at nationals last year to make the national team and earning another all-around silver in her first international assignment last spring at the Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships in Colombia.
WOGA features many top contenders as always in the elite field, with national team member Skye Blakely a top contender in the junior competition while Sloane Blakely, Luisa Blanco, Deiah-Marie Moody, and Morgan Trevor will look to make the all-around podium in a deep senior field.
Japan will continue their tradition of WOGA Classic excellence, sending senior Nagi Kajita, a member of their World Championship team last season, to Dallas, looking to follow up her previous vault, bars, floor, and all-around medals from 2017 and 2018 at the WOGA Classic.
The WOGA Classic will be held from February 8th-10th at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas, with international elite session competition beginning at 7 PM CT on Saturday. Chalk Warrior will be on-site providing exclusive video, digital, and online coverage of the elite and Level 10 competitions.
2019 WOGA Classic International Elite Session Entry List
Cato Fleurackers – De Gympies
Margo Van Linden – De Gympies
Eshe Bernard – Jamaica
Kiara Richmon – Jamaica
MacKenzie Robinson – Jamaica
Tienna Nguyen – Vietnam
Sloane Blakely – WOGA
Luisa Blanco – WOGA
Deiah-Marie Moody – WOGA
Morgan Trevor – WOGA
Koyuna Sakakibara – Narawa
Sakura Yumoto – Narawa
Yurika Yumoto – Narawa
Olivia Hollingsworth – World Champions
Ashton Locklear – World Champions
Mallor Marcheli – World Champions
Nagi Kajita – Yamanashi
Ana Luiza Pires Lima – Brazil
Lisa Vaelen – De Gympies
Kayla DiCello – Hills
Karleigh DiCello – Hills
Sophia Butler – Discover
Anna Kalmykova – Russia
Diana Kustove – Russia
Skye Blakely – WOGA
Levi Jung-Ruivivar – Paramount
Julia Das Neves Botega Soares – Brazil
Christal Silva E Bezerra – Brazil
Camila Siqueira Almeida – Brazil
Love Birt – First State
Sydney Morris – First State
Amari Drayton – Olympia Hills
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