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A Strong Showing at Chatham Tumbling Meet


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!



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

All Tumblers Finish Top 3 at Monmouth Meet!

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.


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

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.