Fresno’s very own POWER Cheer All-Stars team, Lady Prada, took home a 1st place trophy at The 2016 Summit, Varsity All Star’s Cheerleading and Dance Championship at the Walt Disney World® Resort this past weekend. The competition had over 900 teams from the United States and various countries including, Norway, Australia and Japan. The All-Star Championships included some of the best cheerleaders from around the world.
Orland, Florida, May 1, 2016: Emotions were high as competitive Cheerleading team, Lady Prada of Fresno, CA awaited to hear the final results of The 2016 Summit, Varsity All Star’s Cheerleading and Dance Championship at the Walt Disney World Resort last weekend. After a long weekend of competing nearly flawless routines, Lady Prada held their breath in unison and waited to hear who would be announced as world champions. Having previously qualified for Day 2 Finals the day before, Lady Prada gave an impressive performance with a score of 97.40. Moments later, the girls were thrilled to learn earned them the first place trophy in the L2 Small Youth division, proving themselves yet again as Champion material. Claudia Getchell, who has been the Director of POWER All-Stars Fresno since the team was formed only two years ago says the girls are ecstatic. “Everyone was crying. It was an incredible feeling! The hard work, sacrifices and time commitment paid off.” Winning first place at The Summit was yet another impressive milestone for the exceptional team.
The team has been turning heads by winning first place at nearly every competition they’ve entered across the state. Coming into the cheer scene as a recently developed team makes these back-to-back wins all the more remarkable. In fact, Lady Prada earned their way to The Summit after being granted a full paid bid to compete as a result of winning the title of Ultimate Championship at the American Masterpiece competition in San Jose last year. Following The American Masterpiece, they placed 2nd at the NCA All-Star Nationals in Dallas this past February. The cheerleaders, who practice at Gymnastics Beat in Northwest Fresno, certainly are not afraid of a little hard work; just days later, they are already back in the gym training for their next competition. Coach Stefan San Nicolas praises their performance and hard work, “these girls have worked so hard. They push their limits every day in practice. They work well together and really hold themselves to high standards.” “These kids are successful because they are committed,” Coach Tori Delgadillo chimes in. “They don’t miss practice. They show up.”
As a member of POWER Fresno, girls expect to train anywhere from 4-6 hours per week and also take tumbling classes where they work on perfecting their back walkovers and back handsprings. Many have been in cheerleading and gymnastics since the age of four. POWER Cheer All-Stars has five locations throughout Northern and Central California, including Fresno and Clovis. The Fresno location houses three teams of different skill level and age range: Periwinkle (Youth Prep), Lady Prada (Youth Level 2), and Lady Premiere (Junior Level 1). For training and tryout information, call Gymnastics Beat at: (559) 271-9200.