Smoky Mountain Competition Cheer ended their regular season with huge wins in Gatlinburg, Tennessee on April 9, 2022. The program attended the Gatlinburg Diamond Championship hosted by Diamond Cheer and Dance at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. The Sparkling Gems (Ages 6 and under) and Junior Onyx (Ages 12 and under) teams both won first place for Level 1 performance recreation for their divisions, had zero deductions for their routine, and received at-large bids to The One. The Dazzling Diamonds (Ages 10 and under) won second place for Level 1 performance recreation and had zero deductions for their routine. The Senior Sapphires won first place for Leve 3.1 performance recreation and had zero deductions. In addition, the senior team won grand champions of the entire recreation division, received a Grand Champion bid to The Finale Cheer and Dance Championship, and was presented with a full paid bid to The One, a prestigious end of season competition held across the US at limited locations. The Purple Amethysts, Cheer Abilities, also received a Grand Champion bid to The Finale Cheer and Dance Championship. The entire program was presented with the Sportsmanship Award for the competition.
The teams will be traveling to Jekyll Island, Georgia on April 23-24, 2022 to compete against teams from across the US at The Finale Cheer and Dance Championship. The competition is being held at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. Various cheerleaders are also competing in the solo/duo/trio and stunt group divisions.
If you are interested in more information on joining, please call 226-9943 or 506-1419. The teams currently have cheerleaders representing the Qualla Boundary, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Swain Counties in NC, as well as Rabun County, Georgia. Cheerleaders can be 3-18 years of age, male or female. No experience is required. There will be an information session on May 15th at the Jackson County Rescue Squad from 2-4 p.m. Tryouts are scheduled for May 21st for Season 7.