Level 9 Gymnasts Compete at State, Advance to Regionals

Gem City’s Level 9 gymnasts, Ava Winking and Haley Woodyard, competed at USAG Illinois Gymnastics State Championships. Their solid performances qualified them to advance to the 2019 Region 5 Championships in Battle Creek, Michigan, on April 11-14.

Haley, 13 of Quincy, and Ava, 13 of Quincy, are dedicated athletes. They practice more than 17 hours each week – after school and on the weekends. This does not include the private lessons they also take part in aside from their group practices! Additionally, Ava and Haley are both honor students at school as well.

Gem City is so proud of these hard-working student athletes. The Level 9 gymnastics team coaches include Jacob Huff, Hope Huff, and Kiki Backoff.

You can read more about Gem City’s gymnastics program here.

State results:

Ava Winking

  • 9th Beam
  • 10th Bars
  • 11th Vault
  • 21st Floor X
  • 13th All-Around

Haley Woodyard

  • 12th Bars
  • 15th Beam
  • 17th Vault
  • 17th Floor X
  • 15th All-Around