All Gem City Tumblers at State to Advance to Nationals

All of Gem City’s twenty-eight tumblers, who competed at the 2022 Southern Illinois State Championships in Jacksonville, earned a spot at Nationals in Lakeland, Florida.

🎉 Great job athletes! 🎉

This is a first in the history of Gem City’s tumbling program. To qualify athletes had to earn a top 15 placing at State. USTA Nationals will June 15-19.

This included a 1st and 2nd place Gem City finish for our advanced girls in the age 15-16 division. At the end of the day, our GCGT Tumblers are coming home with five State Champions and twenty eight national qualifiers.

Athletes on the tumbling team compete in up to six 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.

Check out our class schedule to start your child’s Gem City journey.

Meet Results

  • Maddy Gibbs – Advanced – 1st 🥇 STATE CHAMPION
  • Henry Keppner – Sub Novice – 1st 🥇 STATE CHAMPION
  • Alaina Nichols – Sub Novice – 1st 🥇 STATE CHAMPION
  • Taylan Plenge – Sub Novice – 1st 🥇 STATE CHAMPION
  • KK Vazquez-Epperson – Intermediate – 1st 🥇 STATE CHAMPION
  • Ashlyn Akerson – Advanced – 2nd 🥈
  • Dorothy Boehmer – Novice – 2nd 🥈
  • Ellie Lithila – Intermediate – 2nd 🥈
  • Ethan Lithila – Sub Novice – 3rd 🥉
  • Ella Wietholder – Sub Novice – 3rd 🥉
  • Hannah Russell – Sub Novice – 4th
  • Isla Ufkes – Novice – 4th
  • Sophia Slater – Advanced – 5th
  • Millie Stewart – Intermediate – 5th
  • Marlea Hamby – Intermediate – 6th
  • Ellisyn Stratman – Intermediate – 8th
  • Ruby Akerson – Sub Advanced – 8th
  • Madilynn Wiseman – Novice – 9th
  • Ryli Zahringer – Sub Novice – 9th
  • Wren Knuffman – Novice – 9th
  • Josalyn Miller – Intermediate – 9th
  • Bella Slater – Sub Novice – 10th
  • Sierra Bergman – Intermediate – 11th
  • Naomi Bliven – Sub Novice – 11th
  • Mia Fojtik – Novice – 11th
  • Alexa Johnson – Sub Novice – 11th
  • Khloee Hinton – Intermediate – 13th
  • Mae Pittman – Intermediate – 15th

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