Storm Elite bring home state titles
Warragul cheerleaders won four titles at the AASCF Victorian State Championships.
Storm Elite All Stars of Warragul sent 11 teams with 137 athletes aged four to 23-years-old to the three day event at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.
They were up against 76 clubs of 5000 plus athletes in the second largest competition of the year.
Competing in the large gym division against the best clubs from around Victoria, Storm Elite walked away with four teams – “Spark”, “Monsoons”, “Tsunamis” and “Lightning” - winning state championships and three gaining second place.
It was the fifth time Storm Elite had competed at the Australian All Star Cheerleading Federations (AASCF) state championships.
Head coach Erica Jan said the Warragul school had teams in level one to three place in the top three scores for the entire competition.
The Spark team also won a bid to attend Pinnacle in November which attracts the best of the best from around Australia.
“The actual size of this event is massive,” Erica said.
“For teams from a country town to walk away with these results is huge.”
Storm Elite will next set its sights on the AASCF National Championships in November with the hope of sending six or seven teams.
The “Lightning” team from Storm Elite All Stars won the mini level one division state championship. They are (from left) Emma Brown, Milly Brain, Cordelia Worrall, Olivia Rhodes, Addison Heenan, Lily Boyce, Nakita Marriott, Caitlyn Beale, Mikayla Reynolds and Taylah Wassenberg.
Other teams to bring home state titles were the Spark, Tsunamis and Monsoon teams.
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