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Gem City Earns Gold at Level 3 State

haley and hopeSt. 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.

 Haley Woodyard and coach Hope Cernea celebrate after a great beam routine. Woodyard had the highest all-around score of over 800 competitors.

Team Results:

3rd Place All-Around of Meet

2nd Place Youth Division

6th Place Senior Division

Individual Results:

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:

Abigail Barnes

Lily Barthel

Olivia Brown

Katelyn Dixon

Isabella Douglas

McKenzie O’Brien

Hannah Worstell

Abby Pilkington

Linnea Brown

Avery Lake

Katy Cole

Destiny Hauser

Gymnastics team wins hearts

heart of IllDecatur, Illinois – Gem City’s gymnastics team rocked it on February 8 & 9 at the Heart of Illinois meet. The Level 3 team took first place!

There were many impressive individual performances. Ava Winking (level 3) took first with a 38.05 in her level and age group. Haley Woodyard (level 3) placed second with a 37.275 in her level and age group. Molly Broughton (level 3) also posted high scores with a 36.9.

The Level 6 team also found success with a third place finish. This was especially impressive considering only three Level 6 athletes competed, meaning every score on each event counted toward the total team score. This leaves little room for anything other than solid performances.


Strong Showing at Edwardsville Tumbling Meet

thumbs-upThe Gem City tumbling team made a strong showing at the Edwardsville YMCA “Tumble Bowl” meet on Sunday, February 2. Read below for individual results.

Meet Results

Gage Woolen – 1st Place

Logan Covert – 1st Place

Maurice Silas – 1st Place

Maggie Schutte – 3rd Place

Kadence Haskins – 4th Place

Emily Lennox – 4th Place

Kobi Cookson – 4th Place

Claire Bartley – 4th Place

Ashley Leonard – 5th Place

Faith Manion – 6th Place

Hailey Simons – 6th Place

Abbey Redd – 7th Place

Reagan Smyser – 8th Place

Snow/Cold Day #4! Gem City is closed Friday, February 7.

Snow Day Feb7

Snow/Cold Day #4! Gem City is closed Friday, February 7.

Our policy is to close when Quincy Public Schools closes due to weather. Thank you for you patience during these times of inclement weather.

*Please note we will be open on Saturday and Sunday. We’d have cartwheel withdraws if this went on much longer

All Stars Find Success in St. Charles

St. Charles, MO. – The Gem City Rubies All Star cheer squad made great strides at the St. Louis Classic meet when they finished in the small senior level 2 category.They were only .3 of a point short of first place. There were six teams in their division.

Their performance was especially impressive considering last minute routine changes that had to be made the day before the competition due to a change in the number of squad members. This meant the girls had to alter formations, change stunting groups, and adjust counts for timing. Cheerleading is about moving parts so if one cog changes the whole machinery must be adjusted.

Read more about our cheer program here.