Romeoville Tumbleweeds Competitive Gymnastics Team
The Tumbleweed’s program aims to provide an opportunity for female gymnasts from age 6 through high school to learn, grow, develop, and mature into outstanding young adults and athletes.
The Tumbleweeds team nurtures and instills confidence to achieve anything they put their minds to. With that said, the utmost priority is to provide an incredible gymnastics experience for each gymnast. This happens because the gymnasts, parents, families, and coaches work together as a team.
The 2018/2019 season has just begun and we are jumping into our 3rd year with the AAU/GIJO division. We have two level 7 AAU gymnasts for the first time EVER with the Tumbleweeds program. We are continuing to improve the program, becoming more and more competitive with the competition the gymnasts see and more prepared than ever to take the girls to the next level. Coach Anne, Coach Brooke, and Coach Mae have high expectations and are excited to see what the kids will accomplish this year.
Our home gymnastics meet at the recreation center is Saturday and Sunday, March 23rd and 24th.
Gyms from all over the Chicagoland area will be in attendance. Parent Meet Information
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Tumbleweeds Halfway Through Upbeat Season
The Romeoville Tumbleweeds gymnastics team is almost at their half way point through the competitive season and have been continuing a streak of top finishes in local competition. The team recently attended the Valentine Invite Meet in Itasca (IL) with 20 participating athletes. More than half of the team won 1st or 2nd place all around. Second place all around finishes included; Julienne Tutaan (level 2), Annalise Pitt (level 5), Arely Arreaga (level 5), and Maddy Sisto (level 7). First place all around finishes were accomplished by Daniela Fajardo (level 2), Refelyn Gratace (level 3), Sancia Perakett (level 4), Julia Ham (level 4), Ashley Roppolo (level 5) and Deja Ray (level 5).
The Tumbleweeds are based out of the Romeoville Recreation Department and led by Cassandra Proctor, program supervisor. The next competition for the team is March 9-10 at the Splash into Spring meet in New Lenox (IL). Please come out and cheer the Tumbleweeds on home turf at the Tumbleweeds Beach Party meet on March 23 at 900 W. Romeo Road. If your daughter is interested in trying out for the Romeoville Tumbleweeds, please contact Cassandra at 815.886.6222. Tryouts are in July and are only open to those who preregister. Details about the team can be found at www.romeoville.org/fun.
Tumbleweeds First Meet of the Season a Success
The Romeoville Tumbleweeds competitive gymnastics team competed in their first meet of the ’18-’19 season this past weekend. The team had 21 girls compete at the Winter Whiteout hosted by the Fox Valley Park District (Aurora). 3 gymnasts competed as level 2 in their first career meet. Julienne Tutaan took 1st place all around and Daniela Fajardo took 3rd place all around. 2 gymnasts competed as level 3s with Madisyn Saddler taking 2nd all around and Refelyn Gratace taking 1st place all around. Other notable all around finishes for the team include Kendall Battle (level 5) 2nd place, Nia Crowder (level 6) 2nd place, Ashley Roppolo (level 5) 1st place, Gaby Tetti (level 6) 1st place, and Maddy Sisto (level 7) 1st place. “Our coaches Anne, Brooke and Mae are proud of the turnout and cannot wait to see what the rest of the season has in store,” stated Kelly Rajzer, Director of Parks & Recreation. “The Romeoville Recreation Department wants to congratulate all of the gymnasts who competed and represented our great community,” stated Rajzer. Check out the Romeoville Parks & Recreation website for the full meet schedule at www.romeoville.org/979/tumbleweeds Upcoming registration for recreational gymnastics classes begins December 26th. Please call 815.886.6222 or stop in at 900 W. Romeo Road for more information.
2017/2018 Team Highlights
The 2017/2018 Tumbleweed season was a big success! We had countless 3rd, 2nd, and 1st place finishes among the 12 meets the gymnasts competed in this past season. We had 17 of the 28 girls on team attend Nationals in Tampa Florida with the following stand out performances:
Level 4 Lily Griffin 3rd All Around
Level 4 Deja Ray 1st All Around
Level 5 McKenzie Buchanan 2nd place All Around
Level 5 Gabriele Tetti 2nd on Bars
Level 5 Alejandra Rivas 3rd on Bars
Level 6 Ava Bedford 3rd on Vault and 2nd on Floor
Level 6 Mia Maglaya 2nd All Around
Level 6 Maddy Sisto 1st on Bars