32 tumblers heading to State

Gem City has 32 athletes advancing to the United States Trampoline & Tumbling Association’s (USTA) Illinois State Championships in Glen Carbon, Illinois on April 18. We’re proud of all the hard work Gem City’s athletes put into training and competition!

Athletes on the tumbling team compete in up to five invitational meets this season. They practice 1-3 times per week for two hours each practice. They are coached by Zeke Cernea, Laci Heller, Anne Nash, and Lydia Schrand. Read more about the Gem City’s tumbling team here.

The Illinois State Championships meet is the qualifying meet for USTA Nationals, which is June 15-19 in Rochester, Minnesota.

Gem City Tumblers Advancing to State:

  • Ashlyn Akerson, 15, Palmyra
  • Ruby Akerson, 13, Palmyra
  • Carter Arnold, 11, Canton
  • Sierra Bergman, 13, Quincy
  • Dorothy Boehmer, 11, Pittsfield
  • Haileigh Carlstrom, 11, Quincy
  • Aubrey Cress-Grote, 12, Quincy
  • Lauryn George, 8, Quincy
  • Lydia George, 8, Quincy
  • Madalyn Gibbs, 14, Plainville
  • Marlea Hamby, 10, Quincy
  • Laken Hudnut, 13, Williamstown
  • Alexa Johnson, 12, Keokuk
  • Nyla Joiner, 15, Monroe City
  • Wren Knuffman, 7, Liberty
  • Ashley Leonard, 19, Quincy
  • Ellie Lithila, 10, Quincy
  • MaryKate McReynolds, 13, Canton
  • Rylee Mellon, 15, Quincy
  • Josey Miller, 16, Winchester
  • Rebecca Motley, 13, Vandalia
  • Morgan Mueller, 9, Quincy
  • Mae Pittman, 10, Quincy
  • Sydney Sherman, 16, Quincy
  • Sophia Slater, 12, Canton
  • Millie Stewart, 11, Palmyra
  • Ellisyn Stratman, 9, Quincy
  • Isla Ufkes, 7, Quincy
  • Chayse Uhlmeyer, 12, Canton
  • Kaylin Vazquez-Epperson, 8, Payson
  • Lily Venvertloh, 11, Quincy
  • Madilynn Wiseman, 8, Shelbyville