Gem City Gymnastics sending 23 to Level 3 state meet

Shelly Kraemer
Posted: Feb. 20, 2019 12:01 am

Gem City Gymnastics's Level 3 team has 23 athletes advancing to the USA Gymnastics Level 3 State Championship in Bloomington on March 8-10.

The team is coached by Jacob Huff, Hope Huff, Kiki Backoff, Ashley Schralla and Damon Wilson. Athletes must compete in five to seven meets through the season, which started in November 2018, and earn a minimum score of 34.00 all-around to qualify.

Advancing to the state meet in Bloomington are:

Addison Bakalyar, 10, Quincy; Chloe Buhrmester, 10, Quincy; Natalie Chapman, 11, Hannibal, Mo.; Kaliyah Chinn, 8, Hannibal, Mo.; Alyssa Connolly, 14, Quincy; Thea Figge, 9, Quincy; Emma Fleer, 10, Mendon; Weslee John, 7, Liberty; Cassidy Lane, 8, Hannibal, Mo.; Rebekah Lovercheck, 10, Hannibal, Mo.

Anna Martin, 12, Quincy; Audrey McKinney, 10, Quincy; Braelyn McKinney, 7, Quincy; Serah Mixer, 7, Quincy; Sydney Nicholas, 11, Quincy; Avery Niewohner, 10, Quincy; Lilly Niewohner, 7, Quincy; Claire Obert, 10, Liberty; Irelyn Plenge, 11, Kahoka, Mo.; Olivia Slater, 8, Canton, Mo.; Carrie Vance, 9, Curryville, Mo.; Sylvia Winking, 7, Quincy; Sidney Zimmerman, 12, Hannibal, Mo.