The Romeoville Tumbleweeds competitive gymnastics team started their new season in June of 2016. For the 2016-2017 year, they will be competing in the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States, Inc. (AAU). This is an exciting change for the program and we wish them the best on their upcoming competitive season.
The Romeoville Recreation Department’s gymnastics program is set-up to follow progressions starting with preschool aged children. The program has skills progression set in place to allow for proper advancement through all classes leading up to the competitive team. The competitive team tryouts are held once a year.
Team tryouts will be held July 17th – 21st at the Recreation Department (900 W. Romeo Road). Register today! More information can be found online at www.romeoville.org or by calling 815.886.6222.
Romeoville Gymnasts Sweep Competition at AAU Age Group National Championships
The Romeoville Tumbleweeds
Gymnastics Team, run through the Romeoville Recreation Center, had 15 gymnasts
compete at the 2017 National Gymnastics Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Age Group
National Championships in Kingsport, Tennessee Thursday, June 22 – Saturday,
June 24. Over 1,300 competitors from across the United States participated in
the three-day-long event themed “Kids Helping Kids: Put a Little Love in Your
The 2016-17 season was the first year Romeoville competed in the AAU league; this event was the largest competition that the team has participated in. Tumbleweeds athlete Mia Maglaya received the All American (highest all-around score for level 5). Five other Romeoville gymnasts placed in the top 5 for all-around score; Abigail Roppolo 4th for level 2; Deja Ray 4th for level 3; McKenzie Buchanan 4th for level 4; Ava Maglaya 5th for level 5; and Ava Bedford (4th for level 6).
Other highlights of the event included Abigail Roppolo took 2nd on bars and floor for level 2; Maggie Ryan took 2nd on beam for level 3; Gabriele Tetti took 3rd on floor for level 4s; and McKenzie Buchanan took 1st on Beam and 3rd on both bars and vault for level 4s finishing 4th in the all-around.
“The Tumbleweeds program has grown exponentially over the last decade. We are very fortunate to have dedicated athletes, talented coaches, and amazing parents in our community to be able to not only compete at the national level — but to come away with awards,” stated Kelly Rajzer, Director of Parks & Recreation.
The Romeoville Tumbleweeds are excited for next year’s National Championship in Tampa, Florida. Team tryouts will be held July 17th – 21st at the Recreation Department (900 W. Romeo Road). Register today! More information can be found online at www.romeoville.org or by calling 815.886.6222.