Several local gymnasts from Gem City Gymnastics and Tumbling in Quincy, have qualified for and are advancing to State Competition in Bloomington and Dekalb in March. The Level 4 and Level 5 gymnasts will compete on March 9-11 at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University in Bloomington. The gymnasts each qualified by earning an all-around score of 34.0 or higher throughout the regular season.

Shelly Kraemer

The Level 4 gymnasts advancing to State are:

Anna Hinton, 12, Keokuk

Sophia Weis, 13, Quincy

Alaina Loman 11, Palmyra

Lila Winking, 9, Quincy

Gabi Cissna, 11, Palmyra

Samaya Dean, 12, Hannibal

Sameya Dean, 10, Hannibal

Sophia Slater, 9, Canton

Alaina Bange, 11, Quincy

Ashlyn Akerson, 12, Palmyra

Shelly Kraemer

Level 5's advancing to State:

Kielyn Ott, 11, Canton

Anna Venvertloh, 11, Quincy

Ayanna Douglas, 10, Quincy

Sofia Eleazarraraz, 10, Clarence

The following Level 8 gymnasts from Gem City Gymnastics and Tumbling in Quincy, have qualified for and are advancing to State Competition March 23-25 in DeKalb, Illinois. The gymnasts each qualified by earning an all-around score of 34.50 or higher.

Shelly Kraemer

Haley Woodyard, 12, Quincy

Ava Winking, 12, Quincy

Sarah Tallerico, 14, Quincy

Gem City Gymnastics and Tumbling teams attended eight invitational meets this season beginning in October of 2017 with their last competition held last weekend. Congratulations to all of the gymnasts and their coaches who include Jacob Huff, Hope Huff, Kiki Backoff and Damon Wilson.