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2015 Illinois AAU Tumbling and Trampoline State Championships Coming to Quincy

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Gem City Gymnastics and Tumbling and the City of Quincy have been named the hosts for the 2015 Illinois AAU Tumbling and Trampoline State Championships Saturday May 16, 2015. The event will take place at the Oakley Lindsay Center, Quincy. The meet is expected to draw hundreds of athletes and their families to Quincy for the event. 

This will be the fourth consecutive year for Quincy to host this competition, after having won the 2012, 2013 and 2014 events, all three of which took place in Quincy. Prior to Quincy winning the 2012 hosting, past events had always been hosted in larger Illinois cities such as Springfield, Bloomington and Chicago.

The 2012 and 2013 championships each featured more than 400 athletes; the 2014 championships featured more than 500 athletes. Qualifiers from the 2015 state championships will advance to the national competition, which, in 2015, will take place in Virginia Beach, VA, the final week of July 2015.

To secure the hosting rights to this meet, tumbling team head coach and Gem City Gymnastics and Tumbling co-owner Zeke Cernea made a presentation on Sunday, August 24, 2015, for Quincy to host the event. This presentation was made to all gym owners, coaches and board members from the State of Illinois and Quincy won the hosting rights by vote of those individuals

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