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Local clubs reach the podium at cheerleading provincials
Local clubs reach the podium cheerleading provincials.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better end of the year … Every team out there crushed it, nailed it.”
Rita Fudge, Cape Power program director
Cape Breton clubs took home the hardware from the Cheer Nova Scotia provincials held at Centre 200 over the weekend.
The event featured 80 teams from across Nova Scotia, including four Cape Breton programs: the host Cape Power Cheer, Premier Cheer All-Stars, Richmond Cheer Athletics and Fusion Cheer All-Stars. Athletes ranged in age from three years old to over 30.
Rita Fudge, Cape Power program director, said the competitions went off without a hitch.
“The best part about it was we got all the teams from across Nova Scotia to Cape Breton,” she said. “I know we travel a lot to them, so it was so nice to be able to show them our venue, our island — that was great.
“Everyone was complimenting us on our hospitality. It was safe — there were no injuries, which is a really big plus in a competition. It was awesome.”
The host Cape Power squad included first-place finishes in the IoCoed and Junior 2 divisions. They took silver in the IoAg and Senior 2 Divisions, while placing third in Senior 3 and Youth 2. The Senior 1 squad took fourth place, while Youth 1 and Mini 1 finished in fifth.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better end of the year,” Fudge said of the Cape Power teams. “Every team out there crushed it, nailed it.”
The Premier Cheer team included first place finishes in IoAg, Junior 1 and Mini 1 Divisions. They also claimed second in Senior 4.2 and Youth 1.
Richmond Cheer took a pair of third-place finishes: in Junior 1 and Senior 4.2, while Fusion Cheer placed sixth in the Junior 1 competition.
The Cape Power Lightning squad runs through its routine on the floor of Centre 200 on Sunday. The team was taking part in the Cheer Nova Scotia provincials held this weekend in Sydney.