Blazer Boiler

  • June 1Final Yearbook Sales June 12-14 (break and lunch) while supplies last

  • June 1Pop Show- 8-9PM Wednesday June 6th (gym)

  • June 1End of The Year Concert June 7th 6-8pm (Upper Field)

Reaching the Summit

National competition takes cheerleading to a whole new level.

Cheerleaders+hard+work+shows+as+they+hit++their+stunts+perfectly+at+Summit+Nationals.++
Cheerleaders hard work shows as they hit  their stunts perfectly at Summit Nationals.

Cheerleaders hard work shows as they hit their stunts perfectly at Summit Nationals.

Google images

Google images

Cheerleaders hard work shows as they hit their stunts perfectly at Summit Nationals.

Addyson Stella, Photojournalist

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Summit Nationals is a world wide all star cheer competition which takes place in Orlando, Florida Disney World on May 3-6. All star cheerleaders who are lucky enough to get a wildcard, at large, paid, or international bid as an invitation to attend, has the amazing opportunity to join in and compete against their rivals. Although Summit is the most well known cheer competition, it is one of the hardest challenges a cheerleader has to face when battling for first place and the chance to win the priceless Summit ring.“If I had the opportunity to compete at Summit Nationals, the biggest challenge I would face would be the stress before going on stage because the anxiety overwhelms your entire body, said Travis student Meagan Hurley. Hurley, an 8th grader, has experienced the stress of competitions all over the country and agrees this is on a whole new level.

 

Months in advance, teams begin to prepare their unbelievable Summit routines, and work harder than ever before. This competition lasts for two to three days and whichever team worked the hardest and performed the best gets to take home the gold!

 

“If I had the opportunity to compete at Summit Nationals, the biggest challenge I would face would be the stress before going on stage because the anxiety overwhelms your entire body.”

-Meagan Hurley

However, being at Summit Nationals is not all work, athletes get the opportunity to stay in the Walt Disney World Resort Hotel and they are all able to have the time of their lives at Walt Disney World with their teammates and family. Being at Summit is a great way to bond with teammates and create memories that last a lifetime. Not many people get the chance to travel to Florida with their best friends. Having the chance to enjoy the theme park allows athletes to forget the stress of competing and focus more on being a kid and letting their imaginations fly!

Any team to hold the title of Summit champion knows how big of an honor it truly is. All of your hard work pays off when you step off that blue mat, mistake, or no mistake. Cheerleaders are expected to show up focused and ready to win no matter the circumstance they are in. All star cheerleading was voted the most dangerous contact sport in America by alligator.org, which proves how focused and fit you must be in order to possess the title of a champion. 

Last year’ senior division(12-18 year old) champion was Laredo (TX) All American.

Being invited to Summit Nationals is an incredible honor and while it is one of the hardest challenges any cheerleader will face in their career, anyone there is a winner.

 

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Sports

    Archery; A How To

  • Sports

    High School Athletics

  • Reaching the Summit

    Sports

    NFL Quiz

  • Reaching the Summit

    Sports

    REACHing New Heights

  • Sports

    Take your stories beyond the text

  • Sports

    Use social media to increase readership

  • Sports

    Customize the look and feel of your site

  • Sports

    Help is just a click away

  • Reaching the Summit

    Opinion

    Time to Move On

  • Reaching the Summit

    Showcase

    Knott Just Another Day

Navigate Right
The student news site of Travis Ranch Middle School
Reaching the Summit