Level 4 & 5 Gymnasts Earn Spots at State Championships

Gem City’s Level 4 & 5 gymnasts had a great meet season with 13 athletes qualifying to advance to the USAG Illinois State Championships. The meet will be hosted by Aspire Gymnastics on March 10-12 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 five invitationals this season throughout Illinois and Missouri.  Our Level 5 girls attended six 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. Level 5 athletes practice up to five times a week.

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, Sarah Shumake, and Ashley Schralla. You can read more about Gem City’s gymnastics program and find our meet schedule here.


Level 5:

  • Kaylin Vazquez-Epperson, 10, Payson
  • Quinnlyn Martin, 13, Quincy

Level 4:

  • Carlie Anders, 12, Quincy
  • Milah Ogle, 11, Wyconda
  • Lillian Hendrian, 10, Quincy
  • Dorothy Boehmer, 13, Pittsfield
  • Claire VerMeer, 12, Hannibal
  • Mia Viorel, 13, Hannibal
  • Lindyn Lair, 8, Quincy
  • Gwen Terstriep, 11, Quincy
  • Jostyn Koch, 11, Quincy
  • Kinsey Baker, 11, Quincy
  • Kiara Winters, 11, Canton

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