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Cheer tryouts will be Saturday, May 10, from 8:30 to 11:30.
There will also be one mandatory pre-tryout practice on Saturday, May 3, from 8:30 to 11:30. This practice is great in that it allows the girls to get comfortable with each other. It also introduces them to the type of tumbling, stunting, jumping, and dance the squad will be working toward.
Decatur, IL – Gem City’s Tumbling Team has two State Champions and nine athletes who qualified for Nationals on Sunday, April 27, at the USTA Southern Illinois State Championship. Athletes had to have a top ten finish to advance to nationals.
Individual results below.
- Gage Woolen – Sub Novice 1st
- Maurice Silas – Novice 1st
- Dakota Bradshaw – Sub Novice 2nd
- Maggie Schutte – Advanced 3rd
- Blayde Terrill – Sub Novice 3rd
- Emily Lennox – Novice 5th
- Kobi Cookson – Intermediate 5th
- Faith Manion – Sub Novice 8th
- Abbey Redd – Intermediate 10th
- Hailey Simons – Intermediate 12th
- Jaden Essig – Sub Novice 14th
- Kennady Fleer – Sub Advanced 15th
- Ava Soltwedel – Sub Novice 17th
- Claire Bartley – Sub Novice 18th
- Kadence Haskins – Intermediate 19th
- Ashley Leonard – Intermediate 21st
- Reagan Smyser – Intermediate 24th
- Sophie Soltwedel – Intermediate 26th
Before we know it the sweet heat of summer will take hold. This means some summer season favorites of Gem City staff will soon be here. These favorites include deep tans (guess that staff member!?), baseball, popsicles, never wearing shoes, and summer classes.
Of course, summer classes are Gem City’s favorite summer thing and as luck would have it—drum roll please— registration for summer classes begins today, Monday, April 14! Check out our classes below or here too.
The office opens at 9:30 am on Mondays and Friday and at 12:30 pm Tuesday through Thursday. We can’t wait to see you this summer!
Summer 2014 Schedule: May 30 to August 8
The tumbling team traveled to Chatham, Illinois, for a large meet with over 700 competitors on Sunday, May 6. All competitors placed in the top ten of their flight!
TUMBLING TEAM MEET RESULTS
Dawson Nash – 1st place, 37.80
Logan Covert – 1st place, 35.90
Dakota Bradshaw – 3rd place, 36.60
Blayde Terrill – 3rd place, 36.70
Reagan Smyser – 3rd place, 37.80
Jaden Essig – 4th place, 35.90
Rylee Mellon – 4th place, 38.20
Faith Manion – 5th place, 36.70
Alexis Mellon – 6th place, 37.40
Abbey Redd – 7th place, 34.90
Emily Lennox – 7th place, 36.30
Kadence Haskins – 8th place, 35.90
Kennady Fleet – 9th place, 35.60
7 pm on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in the lobby of Gem City Gymnastics & Tumbling
An informational meeting will be held at 7 pm on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in the lobby of Gem City Gymnastics & Tumbling. We will explain competitive all star cheer, the USASF, and the tryout process. We will also introduce the coaches, learn about practices, and discuss time commitment and costs. This is all for your information. Attending this meeting in no way requires you to tryout.
Hope to see you at tryouts!
Monmouth, Illinois – Gem City’s tumbling team rocked it at their meet on Sunday, March 8. All athletes finished in the top 3! Good work, tumblers. Individual results are listed below.
TUMBLING TEAM MEET RESULTS
Maggie Schutte – 1st Place, 39.50
Dawson Nash – 1st Place, 30.50
Faith Manion – 1st Place, 37.50
Blayde Terrill – 1st Place, 35.00
Logan Covert – 1st Place, 36.70
Emily Lennox – 1st Place, 38.30
Rylee Mellon – 1st Place, 36.70
Kadence Haskins – 1st Place, 35.10
Hailey Simmons – 2nd Place, 33.20
Ava Soltwedel – 3rd Place, 33.50
Dakota Bradshaw – 3rd Place, 35.10
Abbey Redd – 3rd Place, 35.80
Alexis Mellon – 3rd Place, 34.00
Sophia Soltwedel – 3rd Place, 35.00
St. Charles, Illinois – Gem City’s Level 3 Gymnastics Team attended their USAG state meet on March 7-9, 2014. They ranked high in team standings and had many great individual performances.
With over 800 competitors, this state meet was a tremendously competitive. The Gem City team won 2nd place in the youth division and 6th place in the senior division. Most impressive was the 3rd place team finish all-around, which includes all competitors and teams competing.
In individual results, Molly Broughton finished an impressive 3rd all-around. While Ava Winking and Haley Woodyard were both All-Around State Champions in their age group. Woodyard had the bonus of scoring a 39.025. This was the highest all-around score of all competitors at the meet.
3rd Place All-Around of Meet
2nd Place Youth Division
6th Place Senior Division
Haley Woodyard – 1st Place, State Champion
*Highest State Score of over 800 athletes
Ava Winking – 1st Place, State Champion
Molly Broughton – 3rd Place
Kielyn Ott – 4th Place
Annabelle Hilgenbrink – 4th Place
Eleanor Spooner – 6th Place
Brooklynn Howell – 8th Place
Taylor Routh – 8th Place
Shannon O’Neil – 9th Place
Brianna Barnes – 9th Place
Qualified & Advanced to State: