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D2 Summit Winners, Scores, & Recap – Searchable

By Annemarie Arthurs

Published May 12, 2022

With the D2 Summit over, the 2022 All Star Cheerleading Season has officially come to an end! Huge congrats to all the teams this season! Whether you compete at Worlds, Summit, or D2 Summit, it’s a huge accomplishment to attend any of these prestigious end of season events! 

From day 1 to day 3, these teams fought the hard climb to the top! Some gyms came with one team while others came with five! It’s always amazing to see these D2 gyms from small towns come to these events with such strong teams! The owners, coaches, athletes, choreographers, and parents put in so much time and effort to be successful and it really showed this weekend! 

As a coach in Florence, SC this season, I decided to reach out to both programs here in town! They are both D2 gyms on either side of town, and they both made it finals, one with a first place Summit win! I interviewed Coach Brittany Durrah, Head Cheer Coach at Xtreme Athletics South, and Alex Devlin, Co-Owner of Athletic Cheer Force. 

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I asked Brittany, Coach of Xtreme Athletics Small Senior 1, Burn… “What was this experience like for you and how did It feel to move onto finals with your team for the first time”

Photo Courtesy of XA South

She said, “The experience at D2 summit was great! A much better experience from last year due to the safety regulations of Covid. Our team and parents were able to get the full Summit experience. Competing in the arena is a spine-chilling realization that you finally made it to the finish line! I loved the way we were able to get in person reveals for our teams moving on. The buildup was unreal! With only 6 teams being able to make it to day two we know it was anyone’s game with so many amazing teams. When the announcer said my teams name before they could even finish speaking our feet were off the floor! As a coach it was such a full circle moment. I can’t wait to see what next year’s teams are going to bring and for our team to surpass this year’s placement” 

I then asked Alex Devlin, who was also on their Senior Open Coed 4 team that won, “How does it feel to win the D2 Summit as a second-year program with your first open team?!”

She said “As a 2nd year program I never imagined winning summit!! Our athletes and coaches work so hard each day to strive for excellence. We have a true Cinderella story with this win. We advanced from the wildcard division in first and after semifinals we were entering into finals in 2nd. We knew it was going to be a fight as all the teams in our division are amazing. On finals day we had an athlete get injured at the start of our elite section. We had to completely stop the music and exit the stage. This athlete was center flyer and point in pyramid. We were given a new compete time and rallied together to teach one of our teammates her position. This athlete stepped up and learned some of the most difficult portions of this routine!! As nervous as we were we knew that we had the fight in us to go out there and put on a stellar performance! That’s exactly what we did!!! Air Force One is a team made up of coaches, college athletes and retired athletes. Our Allstar Director and Owner of the program even cheer on this team! We are beyond blessed to get to experience this and it’s even more amazing because we are a 2nd year program! I’m so thankful for my all-star director Lanell Timmons and Co-owner and husband Ryan Devlin as well as our choreographer Ty Rogers and stunt choreographer Patrick Smith! We will cherish this moment for a lifetime!”

I can’t wait to see how much both programs grow this season along with all the other D2 gyms that competed!! 

D2 Summit Winners Scores

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Varsity Releases New Considerations For Competition Formats

By Steve Pawlyk

Published July 27, 2020

Covid-19 has been the ultimate disruptor in both our personal and professional cheerleading lives.

The Coronavirus has brought many uncertainties and has suspended many things that bring us joy and make us feel whole.  It abruptly ended our 2019-2020 season and has delayed our 2020-2021 season.  With each state operating under unique safety guidelines it’s unclear as to when we will have a uniformed practice protocol in place to prep each program for competition. 

Thus, resulting in unpredictability for the possibility of normalized competitions this season.  To help ease some tensions, Varsity Spirit has released some new considerations for competition formats!  Each is designed to be beneficial to all programs nation-wide.  

Cheer Coronavirus Guidelines 2020

According to Varsity Spirit:

We are considering four options to safely and responsibly host Varsity Spirit events for the 2020-21 season. The format that each event follows will be communicated pre-event to all registered teams. All Varsity Spirit event staff will be educated and trained based on the guidelines set forth for each event.”



The formatting will possibly proceed as follows:

Varsity competition option 1

In-Person with Spectators

  • Spectators allowed with social distancing measures in place
  • Live awards ceremony with limited athletes and/or coaches
Varsity competition option 2

In-Person with Limited Spectators

  • Spectator viewing limited to team performance time only
  • Live awards ceremony with limited athletes and/or coaches; OR virtual awards ceremony
Varsity competition option 3

In-Person with No Spectators & Virtual Awards

  • Spectators not allowed; only athletes and coaches permitted 
  • Virtual awards ceremony
Varsity competition option 4

Virtual

  • Routines will be uploaded and judged virtually by Varsity Spirit certified judges 
  • Virtual awards ceremony

To learn more about our Varsity All Star Virtual Competition Series click here:

To learn more about Varsity All Star Virtual Competition Series click below:



Based on the aforementioned competition format options above and information found on the Varsity Spirit website, it appears that Varsity Spirit is holding the health and safety of competitors, coaches, families and staff at the forefront.  The presented formats will provide options for most programs to be able to compete and enjoy the 2020-2021 season to the best of their ability.  

Although we may be some time away from normalcy in both our personal lives and cheer, unprecedented steps are being taken to ensure that allstar cheer doesn’t suffer anymore than it has already had to endure. 

I know that the cheer community is looking forward to a productive competition season regardless of the format.  We must all strive to make sure that comeback is greater than the setback!

For more information on the 2020-2021 competition season and the health and safety measures that Varsity Spirit is taking please visit https://www.varsity.com/health-update/

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You Hit Zero – 2019 D2 Summit Recap and Results

By Steve Pawlyk

Published May 13, 2019

Orlando that's a wrap...

3 longs weeks of fierce battle have come to an end. No better way to conclude the 2018-2019 season than with the amazing talents displayed at the D2 Summit. What these athletes brought to the floor was nothing short of perfection. It was truly inspiring to see teams from programs large and small leave it all on the mat these last few weeks in hopes of becoming a champion. And in this writer’s opinion, there were more champions than just the one’s who received rings.

Every athlete who performed and gave their all is truly a champion. Whether it was battling the love bugs, the inclement weather and/or other teams, these athletes proved that they all deserved be there and to take that floor day in and day out. Although all teams performed like champions there could only be one (in each division). Without further ado, here are your D2 Summit Champs!

D2 Summit Results 2019

wdt_ID Program Team Division
1 Corona Stars Cheer Silver Stars Youth 1
2 Evolution Cheer Teal Fury Medium Youth 1
3 Infinite Athletics Absolute Zero Junior 1
4 Thunder Extreme Wind Medium Junior 1
5 Hagerstown Heat Allstate Green Envy Senior 1
6 California Pride Inferno Medium Senior 1
7 Angel City Athletics Prodigy Youth 2
8 Maine Stars Spark Medium Youth 2
9 Cheeriffic Allstars Pink Ladies Junior 2
10 IPP CLIENT: TAI Scorch Medium Junior 2
11 Matrix Allstars Attitude Senior 2
12 Cheer Up Athletics Wicked Medium Senior 2
13 Element Allstars Gold Youth 3
14 Palm Beach Lightening Crystals Junior 3
15 Terry Haute Jedi Masters Medium Junior 3
16 All Star Patriots Odyssey Senior 3
17 California Pride Wildfire Senior 3 Coed
18 Terry Haute - Dino Mite Crew Medium Senior 3
19 Matrix All Stars Vengeance Medium Senior 3 Coed
20 Davis’s Allstars Insanity Senior 4.2
21 Knight Time LoveSpell Senior 4.2 Coed
22 Terry Haute Steam Team Medium Senior 4.2
23 East Tennessee Cheer Royal Cats Medium Senior 4.2 Coed
24 Iconic Allstars Miss Flawless Youth 4
25 IPP CLIENT - TAI Eruption Junior 4
26 Legends Cheer Academy II Jackpot Cha Ching Medium Junior 4
27 USA Allstars Envy Senior 4
28 Blue Storm Athletics Black Ice Senior 4 Coed
29 Titanium Force Cheer Code Black Medium Senior 4
30 ICT Cheer Legacy Medium Senior 4 Coed
31 Encore Elite Wildcatz Fierce 5 Junior 5 Restricted
32 Double Down Athletics Elektra Senior 5 Restricted
33 Element Allstars Cobalt Senior 5 Restricted Coed
34 Turners Allstars Electric Blue Large Senior 5 Restricted
35 Edge Cheer Obsession Large Senior 5 Restricted Coed
36 Pennsylvania Elite Future 5 Junior 5
37 CheerXperience Impress XS5 XS Senior 5
38 Pride of Illinois Phoenix XS Senior 5 Coed

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Becca Webster’s Must-Have Worlds Packing List 2019

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By Becca Webster

Published April 18, 2019

Becca Webster from Great White Sharks' Must Have Worlds Packing List


It’s everybody’s favourite time of the year!

Practices are harder than ever, nothing but perfection will do, and soon enough we’ll all be dying in the heat trying to see our flyer as the sun blinds us. But again, it’s our favourite time of the year!





What people don’t usually consider is that, while we’re all grinding to make our biggest dream a reality, finals are on the horizon, work is getting busy, it’s your bff’s birthday, you just got a puppy, or another 100 things are going on in our lives. We are busy people. So busy, that packing for worlds may not be on your priority list.

I’m here to make your life easier and provide you with a list of everything you need as you make your way to the 2019 Cheerleading World Championships.


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What people don’t usually consider is that, while we’re all grinding to make our biggest dream a reality, finals are on the horizon, work is getting busy, it’s your bff’s birthday, you just got a puppy, or another 100 things are going on in our lives. We are busy people. So busy, that packing for worlds may not be on your priority list.

I’m here to make your life easier and provide you with a list of everything you need as you make your way to the 2019 Cheerleading World Championships.



The Essentials

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Bras
  • Regular clothing
  • Street shoes
  • Passport
  • Wallet
  • Feminine products
  • Tech chargers


Cheer Related

  • Team clothing you’re required to wear
  • Uniform
  • Cheer shoes
  • Cheer bow or scrunchie…etc
  • Team branded backpack
  • Practice clothing
  • Water bottle




Beauty

  • Hair extensions if you use them
  • Straightener/curler
  • Hair ties
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair spray
  • Hair brush
  • Eyelashes
  • Makeup
  • Tweezers
  • Make up brushes


FOR THE PLANE

  • Neck pillow
  • Blanket
  • Sweater
  • Book/computer to keep busy
  • Headphones


FOR THE PLANE

  • Neck pillow
  • Blanket
  • Sweater
  • Book/computer to keep busy
  • Headphones



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Good luck to everyone competing! I hope to see you all there. Remember, the work is always worth it.



Keep up with my cheerleading journey on YouTube: BeccaWebster



Also follow me on Instagram!
@beccweb & @beccweb_cheer


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