Tumbling Toward State Championships

Gem City has 30 athletes advancing to the United States Trampoline & Tumbling Association’s (USTA) Illinois State Championships in Jacksonville, Illinois on April 24.

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 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.

Those athletes who earn a top ten placing at State will qualifying for USTA Nationals, which is June 15-19 in Lakeland, Florida.

Tumblers Competing at State:

  • Ashlyn Akerson, 16, Palmyra, MO
  • Ruby Akerson, 14, Palmyra, MO
  • Sierra Bergman, 14, Quincy, IL
  • Naomi Bliven, 10, Quincy, IL
  • Dorothy Boehmer, 12, Pittsfield, IL
  • Mia Fojtik, 13, Keokuk, IA
  • Madalyn Gibbs, 15, Plainville, IL
  • Marlea Hamby, 15, Quincy, IL
  • Khloee Hinton, 18, Hannibal, MO
  • Alexa Johnson, 13, Keokuk, IA
  • Henry Keppner, 7, Hannibal, MO
  • Wren Knuffman, 8, Liberty, IL
  • Ellie Lithilia, 11, Quincy, IL
  • Ethan Lithila, 8, Quincy, IL
  • Rylee Mellon, 16, Quincy, IL
  • Josey Miller, 17, Winchester, IL
  • Alaina Nichols, 9, Quincy, IL
  • Mae Pittman, 11, Quincy, IL
  • Taylan Plenge, 15, Kahoka, MO
  • Hannah Russell, 10, Quincy, IL
  • Isabella Slater, 8, Canton, MO
  • Sophia Slater, 13, Canton, MO
  • Millie Stewart, 12, Palmyra, MO
  • Ellisyn Stratman, 10, Quincy, IL
  • Isla Ufkes, 8, Quincy, IL
  • Kaylin Vazquez-Epperson, 9, Payson, IL
  • Lily Venvertloh, 12, Quincy, IL
  • Ella Wietholder, 7, Liberty, IL
  • Madilynn Wiseman, 9, Shelbyville, MO
  • Ryli Zahringer, 10, Bethel, MO

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