Peak Elite Cheerleading squads win big hardware

Peak Elite Cheerleading from Lethbridge recently took home some nice hardware at the Stampede City Showdown Championships in Calgary on March 25. Every team placed first in each division. Samantha Paradee, the head coach of Peak Elite Cheerleading, told us it’s been an amazing year for her team.

“Within cheerleading itself, the basis is sportsmanship. And I preach that to my coaches, my athletes, their families, and that sportsmanship really defines our gym. So to not only be coming out on top in championships, but to be the gym that people do genuinely like to compete against, it means the world to us. So we’re excited, we’re happy. We haven’t placed out of the top two all year across Canada and the United States. So that just puts a lot more pressure on us for next year, honestly.”

Peak Elite Cheerleading from Lethbridge took fifteen teams total of which included five ranked, four unranked, four recreational and two school teams. The five ranked and two school teams brought home 1st place and all unranked teams achieved Excellent.

The Coalbanks Cobras walked away with first place and a qualification to the Alberta Cheerleading Association Provincial Championships April 14, in Morinville, AB.

Peak Elite Cheerleading also dominated at the Rise Up Cheer Challenge in Edmonton on March 18. All ranked teams once again topped the podium with five first-place finishes and one excellent ranking. Additionally, the undefeated U12 team, the Yetis came home with an additional acknowledgement for best stunt section of the entire competition across all ages and difficulties.

This upcoming weekend the cheerleading squad will take six teams across the border to Helena, Montana for the Great Northern Cheer competition.

The Elite Open 6NT, Everest, will finish their season attending the World Championships in the middle of April.

Peak Elite Cheerleading is holding tryouts May 23rd-25th to create new teams and introduce more athletes to the sport of cheerleading.

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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