Highlights 2011

Spectacular Visitors

Spectacular GymnastsThe Progressive Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular
QCGA was proud to host Nastia Liukin (2008 Olympic Champion), Jonathan Horton (2008 Olympic Silver Medalist), Courtney Kupets (2004 Olympian, 3 time NCAA national champion), and Ivan Ivanakoff (two-time World Champion) as they prepared for the live show at the I-Wireless Center. The show will air on NBC on Sunday, January 8, 2012 from 4-6pm EST. You can visit www.dissonskating.com for complete show details.

We'd like to give a huge thanks to Disson Skating and the director, Mr. Pete, for all the awesome opportunities they have provided QCGA; all the way from the visit of the athletes on Thursday to the chalk talk opportunity for our kids before the show, as well as providing some tickets and vip passes to the meet & greet party after the show! QCGA was also given the opportunity to conduct an informational booth about our club directly on the main concourse during the show.

Thanks also to Fran Riley and KWQC-TV 6 for the fantastic story that they broadcasted about the show, the Olympians and QCGA!

CBS Channel 4 WHBF also ran a great news story on the event and QCGA.


QCGA Level 4sQCGA Wins at State
Congratulations to The QCGA Level 4 Team for an eighth place finish at the IL USAG State Championships held March 18-20, 2011. Thanks to all QCGA coaches who have worked so hard this year with our Level 4 team. What a fantastic season these girls had this year! QCGA is proud to announce that we have a State Champion on Vault! Below are the individual results:

Alice: 8th on Bars, 9.05; 5th on Floor, 9.3
Allison: 4th on Bars, 9.35
Ashlynn: 4th on Vault, 9.65; 3rd on Bars, 9.325; 8th on Beam, 9.275; 6th on Floor, 9.3; 3rd All-Around, 37.55
Caylie: 1st on Vault, 9.725; 5th on Bars, 9.25; 2nd on Floor, 9.475; Fourth All-Around, 37.45
Chloie: 36.175 All-Around
Makenzie: 33.425 All-Around

QCGA Level 5sCongratulations to the QCGA level 5 team for an eleventh place finish in the youth division at the USAG State Championships held in Bourbonnais, IL. We are proud to announce that QCGA had some top all-around qualifiers. Way to go girls! Another fantastic season!

Abbey: 6th place on Floor, 9.325; 9th place on Uneven Bars, 9.05
Celeste: 3rd place on Floor, 9.525; 10th place All-Around, 36.075
Hannah: 32.5 All-Around
Julia: 34.8 All-Around
Lydia: 5th place on Floor, 9.475; 9th place on Beam, 9.05; 14th place All-Around, 35.65
Madison: 7th place on Bars, 9.3
Mya: 5th place on Vault, 9.325
Natalie: 4th place on Floor, 9.35; 6th place on Bars, 9.175; 9th place All-Around, 36.275

QCGA OptionalsGreat job to our Level 7 team who competed in Bloomington, IL. Megan, our level 7 team member, placed 4th on vault with a 9.6! Great job Megan and all the other level 7s! Here are the All-Around scores for our Level 7 Team Members:

Ashley: 35.95; Audrey: 33.6; Ellie: 34.2; Megan: 34.45; Payton: 32.125

Congratulations to Kylie, our Level 8 team member. She scored a 34.375 which qualified her to attend the regional meet in Lansing, Michigan the last weekend in April! Great job Kylie!

Congratulations to Emma, our Level 9 team member. She scored a 9.175 on vault to secure the 9th place medal at the Illinois USAG Level 9 State Championships on March 17, 2011. Great job, Emma!

QC Aces

QC Aces

QC Aces at National Championships!
Our very own QC ACES competitive cheer team earned the honors of competing in the UCA National Cheerleading Championships on March 12-13, 2011 at the Wide World of Sports Arena at Disney World in Orlando, Florida! Congrats to the team and coaches Holley and Kathy!

Also in Cheerleading News
Congratulations to the Sherrard High School Cheerleading Team for a 5th place finish at the IHSA State Cheerleading Championships on Saturday, February 5th, 2011.

Shawn Johnson

Olympic Gold

QCGA at The 20th Annual Women's Health and Lifestyles Fair
QCGA was proud to have been invited to perform demonstrations and provide a gymnastics booth at this year's KWQC-TV6 Women's Health and Lifestyles Fair which was held March 5th and 6th, 2011 at the Davenport River Center. This year's celebrity guest speaker was Shawn Johnson, Olympic Gold medalist!

2011 Team Family Day

Our end-of-the-competitive-season party for QCGA teams and their families was at Michael's Fun World. The QC Aces and QCGA team gymnasts had a great time enjoying the run of the place. We had over one hundred attendees this year. We had a blast!

2011 Family Fun