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Summit Cheering Athletics featured in a nationally recognized cheerleading magaizine
September 2010 in " The 2010 All-Star Insider" Magazine.
The owner Carrie Olson was interviewed for her views and insights of Cheerleading in Montana.
REASON TO CHEER: From teens to middle-aged moms, cheerleaders rock the house The jam-packed crowd at Saturday’s Reach for the Sky Great Northern Cheer and Dance Championships probably didn’t think the Carroll College P.E. Center could get any louder than after the hometown Helena Mustangs Cheer Team broke off a nearly flawless performance to take the Senior Level Four title — the day’s highest field of competition.
But then their moms took the floor.
The host Mustangs took home three of the day’s nine team titles, but the 20-member just-for-fun Mom Squad, made up of Helena Athletic Club cheer moms, was the one act that unified the hysterical sideline screams of support from every team of every gym to a face-melting crescendo.
The eardrum-piercing frenzy finally peaked as all 20 moms, aged from 25 to 50, stacked into a massive full pyramid in a shockingly agile and speedy fashion, before quickly dissolving back out of it to cap the show.
“That was the best routine we’ve ever done, the best ever,” said 37-year-old member Angie Ishak, mother and coach of six-year-old mini Mustang Kamri Ishak. “The pyramid, our final stunt, was the most nerve-racking. Every other stunt was good, but that last one had been giving us a hard time the whole couple months we have been practicing. But we hit it.”
Ishak, who said she has been a cheerleader for the past 25 years, also set the crowd off on a roar midway through the routine with a long string of back-handsprings.
“I’ve always been able to do them — I did them when I was pregnant with my kids,” she said. “We would do this forever. Every mom says we want to do a competition squad and have moms across Montana do it with us so we can compete.”
For the roughly 250 girls aged five to 18 who were sporting sprain-your-cheeks wide smiles and tiny uniforms, though, there was already plenty of competition in the gym during the event’s second and final day.
And when it was their turn to go, deadly serious looks of extreme focus only tore into smiles once the music started.
“Safety-wise nobody got hurt, that’s the biggest thing,” said event organizer Laura Snellman. “There were little spills and stuff like that, which was to be expected. But for not wearing pads and throwing kids around, for everyone to come out safely is a plus.”
One of the day’s most successful contestants was Senior Mustang and Capital High senior Kansys Black. Formerly a nine-year member of the Mismo cheer team from Missoula, Black’s family moved to Helena a year ago and she was forced to join up with the Mustangs — her former bitter rivals.
“It’s really weird because my other team is my rival team now,” Black said. “I love them all, but I really want to beat their ... I hope we beat them.”
Aside from winning the Seniors Level Four title with her team, Black also won the Seniors Level Three Solo title for her one-girl routine.
“I was super nervous for my solo, but not for our team — we’re pretty good,” Black said. “But it’s our home meet so we’ve got to impress everyone in Helena and show them who we are and what we can do.”
One of the rarest commodities in the gym over the weekend was, simply, boys.
Missoula’s Senior Summit team was the only officially coed team to enter the contest, barely qualifying due to having the minimum of three boys on the squad. Summit performed alone at Level Three, but member Casey Olson said the competition was more of an extended practice for the group.
“Well, it helps if you have a team to go up against,” said Olson, a sophomore at Big Sky High School. “We usually go against four or five other teams (at larger competitions) and it’s really competitive — it gets intense.”
Olson, the son of Summit’s owner, said the team chose to stay coed despite the lack of local competition because the boy-on-girl stunts add another level of difficulty, and they like the challenge when traveling outside the state.
The likely unanimous choice for performer of the night, though, capped her entire choreographed show with a lengthy windup to a forward somersault and then licked her finger and hissed as she pressed it to her rump.
That came from 2-year-old Peyton Williams, niece of Senior Mustangs Kelsey Williams and Maddison Williams, who put on her display between official programs with grandpa Guy Williams’ urging from the sidelines.
“Her aunts have been teaching her for about six months now,” Guy said. “For a 2-year-old, that’s the most intelligent thing I’ve been around.”
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Summit will be closed for Nationals: March 15-19 all classes cancelled. (monday 3.19.12 Kickboxing/OULA classes will NOT be cancelled)
Tuesday March 20, 2012 all classes closed except; Tumbling 6-7; Kick boxing, mini's 5-6.
Kalispell Summit Thunder will be April 26-April 1st
April 8 Closed observation of Easter
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