Congratulations to Ashley Leonard! She was recently honored as the Southern Illinois State Athlete of the Year by the United States Trampoline & Tumbling Association (USTA)! Ashley, 18 from Quincy, has been a Gem City athlete for over 12 years.
We miss you! We hope you doing well and staying healthy! However, it will be a bit more time before we all get carthwheeling again! Due to the Illinois Governor’s recent Executive Order for all non-essential businesses, we will be closed for ALL business through April 30.
It’s a joy to work with a kid all the way up to the point of graduating from high school. Unfortunately, our graduating seniors had a great season cut short this year but we cherish the opportunity to learn and grow with them all these years. 🎓 We will miss you all being in the gym each week. Good luck next year, and don’t forget to come back and visit! 😥
The results were sweet for Gem City’s Tumbling Team at the Candy Classic in Edwardsville, IL on February 23, 2020. We are so proud of the fantastic results with over half of our athletes finishing in the top three.
Gem City’s tumblers traveled further than they usually do to compete in Clearwater, Florida. This past weekend athletes competed at the 4th annual Acro for Autism meet. Ten tumblers made the journey and dominated with all athletes placing in the top 3 or better.
The final meet of 2019 for the Gem City’s tumblers was in Canton, IL and they did not disappoint. The team was lead by five of our advanced and elite athletes who earned four 1st place finishes and one 2nd place finish. It was quite the day.
Giving back to your community is important! We held a Giving Tuesday donation challenge with our team athletes and coaches. We encouraged our athletes to donate $1 to $5 to a cause they cared about and Gem City matched each dollar up to $5 for each athlete’s donation.