Cheerleading competition comes to SPISAVE

‘Cheer-tastic’. Shown is a scene from the American Spirit Champions, South Texas Xtreme Senior Co-ed Level 4, held on South Padre Island this weekend. (Photo by Lauren Laughlin)

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From July 16-17, South Padre Island was “cheer­tastic” in hosting the American Spirit Cham­pionships where over 15 single performers, over 40 cheer teams and eight dance teams competed for the title of champions of the first cheerleadering competition of the sea­son.

Cheerleaders and danc­ers came from all over Texas, Oklahoma, and Ar­kansas. “This is the 13th year to have the event here,” said Vice-presi­dent of A.S.C. Nathan Dantzler, “We love com­ing to South Padre Island because of the family at­mosphere and being so close to the beach, plus the sport is growing in the Rio Grande Valley.”

At the competition; all participants and teams leave with a trophy and beach tote gift. Andrew Gonzales, head coach of South Texas Xtreme, said “We come to this competi­tion because it is laid back and a great way to start off the season.”

To see this story in print, pick up a copy of the July 18 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.


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