Gem City Gymnastics has qualified 19 athletes to advance on to United States Trampoline & Tumbling Association (U.S.T.A.) National Championships. That event will be held in Charleston, West Virginia, on June 17-22.

Each athlete competed in 2 to 7 invitational competitions and U.S.T.A. State competition in order to qualify for Nationals. The season began in November of 2018, and Nationals will cap off a full season for these athletes. Each athlete trains one to three days per week with many also attending additional private lessons.

Advanced level athletes will compete in preliminaries to qualify to advance to the finals their second day.  Athletes in all other levels will be competing only once to claim their title.

The tumbling team coaches are Zeke Cernea, Laci Heller, Anne Nash, and Lydia Schrand.  Those Athletes Advancing to USTA Nationals (listed by name, age, hometown, level) are:

Ashlyn Akerson – 13, Palmyra, Advanced

Ruby Akerson – 11, Palmyra, Intermediate

Carter Arnold – 9, Canton, Novice

Haileigh Carlstrom – 9, Quincy, Novice

Ayanna Douglas – 11, Quincy, Advanced

Abby Fenton – 11, Quincy, Sub-Novice

Ava Gammons – 9, Quincy, Novice

Madalyn Gibbs – 12, Plainville, Advanced

Randle Guymon – 17, Keokuk, Advanced

Laken Hudnut – 11, Williamstown, Novice

Cassidy Lane – 8, Hannibal, Sub-Novice

Ashley Leonard – 17, Quincy, Advanced

MaryKate McReynolds – 11, Canton, Sub-Advanced

Kenidee Oshner – 9, Quincy, Novice

Sydney Sherman – 14, Quincy, Novice

Olivia Slater – 8, Canton, Novice

Sophia Slater – 10, Canton, Sub-Advanced

Daylen Stevens – 12, Palmyra, Sub-Novice

Chayse Uhlmeyer – 10, Canton, Novice