Bree Barnes will graduate from Quincy Senior High School this year. She is the daughter of Brian and Cinda Barnes and a part of the Gem City family for almost 12 years. She was on gymnastics team, tumbling team, and just this past year on the Gem City All-Star squad. In 2012, Bree qualified and competed in the AAU Junior Olympics.
Sophia Soltwedel, long-time presence at Gem City as an athlete and employee, will graduate from Quincy Senior High School this year. She tumbled at the gym for 10 years, competing for seven of those years on the Tumbling Team. Sophia also danced for 10 years at Beth Heinze Dance Academy and was very involved in high school.
Gem City’s All Star Squad earned 7th place out of 19 squads in their division at Nationals! Their score of 96.033 out of 100 was their best score all season. They competed with over 500 other teams at the 2019 US Finals-Cheer and Dance National Competition in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Gem City’s All Star Cheer Squad earned a second place finish at the Mardi Gras Super Nationals competition in St. Louis on April 7 at the Chaifetz Arena. (You can check out their routine below!) This was their last competition of the regular season before heading to nationals next month.
Gem City’s All Star Squad will compete at Nationals in Virginia Beach, Virginia in May 2019.
Gem City Gymnastics & Tumbling offers quality coaching centered on safety, quality instruction, and your child’s well-being. The choices in the tri-state area for preschool and school age children to begin their tumbling, gymnastics, and cheer careers is plentiful and choosing the right place for your child is key to their future success.
Our gym held a Giving Tuesday donation event with our Team athletes. We are trying to encourage a thoughtful mind and a giving heart this holiday season. We handed out letters encouraging our Team athletes to choose an organization, donate $1-$5 of their own money, and then write us a letter telling us why they chose that particular organization. The gym then matched up to $5 for each donation. The more our kids see giving the more likely they are to give themselves. Whether they give of their money, their time, or their resources, we are thankful to have such generosity in our youth.