Tumblers Head to Springfield for State Championships

We have 29 athletes advancing to the United States Trampoline & Tumbling Association’s (USTA) Illinois State Championships in Springfield, Illinois on April 28. We’re proud of all the hard work Gem City’s athletes put into training and competition!

Athletes on the tumbling team compete in 2-7 invitational meets this season beginning in November. They practice 1-3 times per week for two hours each practice. They are coached by Zeke Cernea, Laci Heller, and Anne Nash.

The Illinois State Championships meet is the qualifying meet for USTA Nationals, which is June 17-22 in Charleston, West Virginia.

Keep scrolling to see a few photos from the 2018-2019 competition and to read a full list of Gem City tumblers advancing to State.

Gem City Tumblers Advancing to State

Ashlyn Akerson – 13, Palmyra
Ruby Akerson – 11, Palmyra
Carter Arnold – 9, Canton
John Bohnenblust – 17, Quincy
Haileigh Carlstrom – 9, Quincy
Ava Crist – 12, Quincy
Ayanna Douglas – 11, Quincy
Abby Fenton – 11, Quincy
Ava Gammons – 9, Quincy
Madalyn Gibbs – 12, Plainville
Randle Guymon – 17, Keokuk
Bailey Heller – 9, Liberty
Klhoee Hinton – 15, Hannibal
Laken Hudnut – 11, Williamstown
Cassidy Lane – 8, Hannibal

Ashley Leonard – 17, Quincy
MaryKate McReynolds – 11, Canton
Rylee Mellon – 13, Quincy
Kenidee Oshner – 9, Quincy
Abigail Phillips – 15, Quincy
Sydney Sherman – 14, Quincy
Olivia Slater – 8, Canton
Sophia Slater – 10, Canton
Jenna Starman – 9, Camp Point
Daylen Stevens – 12, Palmyra
Millie Stewart – 9, Palmyra
Savannah Stupavsky – 11, Quincy
Chayse Uhlmeyer – 10, Canton
Claire Westerman – 13, Quincy