The National Judges Cup is ...
The National Judges Cup
is an annual fundraising invitational to benefit the
National Association of Women's Gymnastics Judges (NAWGJ).
Funds raised from this competition are used to further
judges' education nationally and support the annual
operating budget of the National Association of Women's
The National Judges Cup is the only traveling annual
invitational in the country that changes city locations
each year. It is the mission of NAWGJ to move this event
to a different city each year to show support of the
judges in each state and allow their member judges the
opportunity to see gymnastics in all regions of the
The National Judges Cup is the only invitational in the
country that supports a four (4) judge panel for all
levels of competition. This competition sets a
nationwide base score as judges representing an average
of over 25 states judge together and have the
opportunity to review rule interpretations and recent
changes made by the national office. This event also
affords judges and participants the opportunity to judge
with and be judged by some of the most recognized and
prestigious judges in the country.
The National Judges Cup features the prestigious Level 7
All Star State Team Challenge. Six member teams
representing each state compete for the title of Level 7
State Team Champion.
The National Judges Cup is always held the first weekend
of January following the New Year.
The National Judges Cup awards more medals and awards
than any other national invitational in the country as
age groups are broken down further than R&P
recommendations. Each participant is also recognized on
the awards stand with an all-around award presented in
the official awards ceremony.