Twenty-five athletes from Gem City Gymnastics and Tumbling recently qualified at the State Meet on April 17 to attend United States Tumbling Association's (U.S.T.A.) National Championships June 14-18 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Seventeen of those athletes have accepted the invitation and will be competing in Tennessee.  Those 17 are:

Ashlyn Akerson, 10, Palmyra

John Bohnenbust, 14, Quincy

Madalynn Cookson, 11, Golden

Katelyn Dixon, 14, Mendon

Ayanna Douglas, 8, Quincy

Madalyn Gibbs, 9, Liberty

Faith Kientzle, 11, Quincy

Ryan Paul, 17, LaBelle

Maggie Schutte, 16, Quincy

Bailee Shreve, 6, Quincy

Maurice Silas, 15, Quincy

Sophia Slater, 8, Canton

Joshua Stupavsky, 9, Quincy

Lauren Stupavsky, 18, Quincy

Annie Wagner, 10, Hannibal

Gage Woolen, 9, Monroe City

Callie Wright, 12, Hannibal

The Gem City Gymnastics and Tumbling tumbling coaching staff includes Head CoachZeke Cernea and Assistant Coaches  Dawson Nash and Calvin Cookson.

Gem City’s Tumbling Team attended six invitational meets during their 2015-2016 season, followed by their state meet.  Those athletes who earned a top 15 placing at state qualified for Nationals.