Level 4 Gymnasts Earn Spots at State Championships

Gem City’s Level 4 gymnasts had a great meet season with 6 athletes qualifying to advance to the USAG Illinois State Championships. The meet will be hosted by Gym Etc. on March 12-14 in Bourbonnais, Illinois.

Advancing to State competitions is not easy. Each athlete had to earn a 34.00 All-Around score at a qualifying invitational earlier in the season.  Our Level 4 girls attended four invitationals this season throughout Illinois and Missouri.  

Our Level 4 athletes practice up to four times a week at practice and then usually attend one-on-one lessons throughout the season to perfect certain skills.

Training in gymnastics often means working through times when you can’t see your progress. We’re proud of the hard work each athlete has put into their own talent and growth during the year.

Gymnastics team coaches include Jacob Huff, Hope Huff, and Sarah Shumake. You can read more about Gem City’s gymnastics program and find our meet schedule here.

Level 4’s advancing to State:

  • Chloe Buhrmester – 12, Quincy
  • Kaliyah Chinn – 10, Hannibal
  • Ellie Lithila – 10, Quincy
  • Eden Mayes – 8, Bethel
  • Irelyn Plenge – 12, Kahoka
  • Sylvia Winking – 9, Quincy