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Sam Mikulak headlines American Cup field

Gymnastics - Artistic - Olympics: Day 5

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 10: Samuel Mikulak of the United States reacts after competing the pommel horse during the Men’s Individual All-Around final on Day 5 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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Four-time U.S. all-around champion Sam Mikulak and Olympic all-around silver medalist Oleg Verniaiev of Ukraine lead the field for the American Cup, the biggest annual international gymnastics meet in the U.S.

This year’s American Cup will be March 4 in Newark, N.J.

The women’s field includes U.S. Olympic alternate Ragan Smith, another to-be-determined U.S. gymnast and four Rio Olympians from other countries.

None of the Final Five gymnasts are currently competing at the elite level, but none have announced retirements from gymnastics, either.

Mikulak, 24 and a two-time Olympian, was the last American man to win the American Cup in 2014. He’ll be joined by a second, to-be-determined American in Newark.

The international men’s field includes five Rio Olympians, led by Verniaiev, who finished .099 behind Japan’s Kohei Uchimura in the Olympic all-around and then won the parallel bars title.

Also at the American Cup will be two-time Japanese Olympian Ryohei Kato, who took team gold in Rio and also owns 2013 World all-around silver.

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2017 American Cup competitors – Men China: Sun Wei Great Britain: Sam Oldham Germany: Lukas Dauser Japan: Ryohei Kato Netherlands: Bart Deurloo Switerzerland: Eddy Yusof Ukraine: Oleg Verniaiev USA: Sam Mikulak USA: Wildcard, to be determined

2017 American Cup competitors -- Women Canada: Ellie Black China: Xie Yufen France: Melanie De Jesus dos Santos Great Britain: Rebecca Tunney Germany: Kim Bui Japan: Asuka Teramoto Netherlands: Eythora Thorsdottir USA: Ragan Smith USA: Wildcard, to be determined

*Correction: An earlier version of this post reported that Sam Mikulak won the 2013 American Cup. He won in 2014. An earlier version also said that Oleg Verniaiev was .99 behind in the Olympic all-around. He was .099 behind.