The Haydens All Star Twister Junior Black squad won second place in its division at the Cheersport National Cheerleading and Dance Competition in Atlanta last month. The senior squad won first place nationally.
The Haydens All Star Twisters senior squad cheered its way to victory Feb. 19-20 at the Cheersport National Cheerleading and Dance competition in Atlanta.
The 18-member squad, which competed against 17 other teams in the senior small intermediate division, climbed to No. 1, claiming the title as the 2005 National Champions.
"We were so excited when we won," said Ellie Bissell, a member of the senior and junior black squad. "We just jumped up and screamed."
Since June, the squad has worked hard to perfect its winning routine that is filled with cheering, tumbling, stunting and dancing two days a week.
"This year has been a tremendous success due to the fact that these girls came in as individuals and turned into a winning team," said Leslie Anderson, the All Star director and head coach for the junior black and senior squads, adding that the senior squad's success is one of many first-place titles they've won during the 2004-05 season. "They push each other to be better and support each other even when they are not at their best."
The Haydens Allstar Twister Jr. Black Squad won second place in its division at Cheersport National Cheerleading and Dance Competition in Atlanta last month. The senior squad won first place nationally.
Besides its regular practice schedule, the squad has competed in six competitions, winning all but one, in which it placed second. The squad will compete in another competition March 18-20 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
"Devin, the assistant coach, and I are so proud of this team," Anderson said. "They are on that competition floor with one common goal: to be the best."
In addition to the competition, Haydens All Star Junior Black team placed second in the junior small intermediate division, and the Youth Silver team placed third in the youth small II novice division.
"All of our five teams have talented and driven athletes," Anderson said. "We couldn't be more pleased."
The Haydens Allstar Twister Youth Silver Squad won third place in their division at Cheersport National Cheerleading and Dance Competition January 19-20.
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