Two Level 9 Gem City Gymnastics & Tumbling gymnasts will head to the U.S.A.G. State Championship in St. Charles, Illinois, on March 15 through March 17. The two 13 year old athletes advancing to State competition are Haley Woodyard and Ava Winking.

These Quincy athletes qualified for State by earning an all-around score of 32 or more throughout the regular season. Their season included eight invitational meets beginning back in November of 2018 with the last competition scheduled to be held this weekend. The State Championship is also a qualifier for U.S.A.G. Regionals in April in Michigan.

The two athletes practice more than 17 hours each week after school and on the weekends, and that's not including the private lessons they also take part in aside from their group practices! They are both honor students at school as well.

The Level 9 gymnastics team coaches include Jacob Huff, Hope Huff, and Kiki Backoff.