Level 7 athletes heading to Regionals

Congrats Haley Woodward, Ava Winking, and Abigail Barnes!

Several of Gem City’s Level 7 gymnasts have earned a spot to compete at the Regionals in Michigan on April 21-23.

Only gymnasts earning 35.0 or higher all-around score at the State Championship (held on March 24-26 in Grayslake) qualified for Regionals. This means an athlete averaged a score of at least 8.75 on all four events- bars, balance beam, vault, and floor.

Athletes heading to Regionals and their results from the State meet are:

• Haley Woodward – Balance Beam Illinois State Champion, 5th on Vault, 5th on All-Around
• Ava Winking – 9th on Vault
• Abigail Barnes – personal best Vault score

Gem City’s Level 7 gymnasts are coached by Jacob Huff, Hope Huff, and Kiki Backoff.

Illinois is a part of USA Gymnastics’ Region V, which also includes Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky. USA Gymnastics is the the national governing body for the sport in the United States and splits the country into eight regions.