Sky Athletics Cheerleading & Tumbling sees several local athletes collect several awards in first competition
On Tuesday night, the local Sky Athletics Cheerleading & Tumbling program discovered its results from its first competition of the season. On Wednesday morning, the program posted its results on its Facebook page with plenty of success across the board.
Sky Athletics Cheerleading & Tumbling saw three of its duet cheer performances claim first place, along with four first-place individual cheering performances, and two second-place individual cheerleading routines.
The Tiny Spitfires, girls ages 3-6 years, placed second out of four and were only 2 out of 4 and 0.1 points away from first place with a zero deduction routine. Meanwhile, the Youth Eclipse group, consisting of girls ages 5-11 years, claimed first place with a zero-deduction routine. Skyhawk, another girls group with athletes ages 5-11 years, earned a three out of four position and were 0.9 points away from the second place spot. Finally, the program’s lone co-ed group Phantom, which has boys and girls from 10-17 years old, led the way with the overall highest scoring routine from our program and a first-place finish.
In a post, the program said, “We introduced our teams to new divisions for this second year and we are pleased with their outcomes in these tougher divisions! We are so proud of our athletes and cannot wait to start putting in work as we gear up for our next full day of cheer with our Redline friends!”
Furthermore, Sky Athletics Cheerleading & Tumbling head coach Amanda Jackson was pleased with her athlete’s willingness to work hard and stay the course through holidays and uncertain times alike.
“We kind of batted people being quarantined left and right, and that was super hard. We were actually kind of nervous about this first competition, but everyone wanted to work hard and do well, so everyone agreed to practice during off days over Thanksgiving break,” Jackson said. “We want them to be with their families obviously, but all 58 of them were ready and were ready to compete. Over Thanksgiving, each team was here for six hours. With everything going on, everyone said they were going to be there to work with no hesitation. We went into some newer and tougher divisions this year, we competed against more experienced programs of five or more years while we are in just our second year.”
Jackson said that every year for the program’s all-star teams, Sky Athletics Cheerleading & Tumbling has evaluations in the month of May. If anyone would like to be a part of the team going forward, classes are available for those looking to practice and sharpen their skills leading up to the evaluation.
Sky Athletics Cheerleading & Tumbling is located at 2625 Spur 169 in Paris. Its operating hours are 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. The facilities are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. The program offers classes for all ages and skill levels in both tumbling and cheerleading. For any questions or more information, call the program at 903-249-1293, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more sports coverage, click here.