Lethbridge club making their way to World Cheerleading Championships

A local cheerleading club is gearing up for a special event in Orlando, Florida on April 19-21 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Peak Elite Cheerleading’s tumbling team called Everest is heading to the World Cheerleading Championships. The event features hundreds of teams in more than 20 divisions. Samantha Paradee, the gym owner and head coach of Peak Elite Cheerleading says the team is excited to head down to try to win the big prize.

“To go to the World championships we compete in levels five, six, or seven. So we have those high caliber athletes that are now ready to take on the World Championships. And it’s been a dream of theirs since they were very young. The excitement is is very real and it’s very, very competitive. So we went against 17 other teams in levels five, six, and seven this weekend, and the top nine came home with bids for the World Championships in Orlando. What’s even more exciting is we’re the first team from Lethbridge period doing cheerleading to make this happen.”

The Everest team was awarded an At Large Bid at the Cold Snap Competition in Edmonton on January 22. Teams from across Western Canada compete at the event, vying for a top spot at Worlds.

Up next for the team is the Imagine Cheer and Dance Championships in Calgary from February 4-5.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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