The streak has continued for the Cheeriffic All-Star cheerleaders.
For the fifth straight year, a team from Cheeriffic has been crowned overall national champions.
The Cheeriffic Tiny 1 team claimed the national championship recently — the seventh overall in five years for the Logan-based all-star cheerleading organization.
The Tiny 1 team, made up of girls ages 4-6, have gone back-to-back. The squad also won the overall national championship last year.
The team, which is based out of the Flip N Twist Gym in downtown Logan and finished an undefeated season, will also be receiving national championship rings.
The Cheeriffic Tiny 1 team won the US Finals championship back in April in Indianapolis and were ranked first out of 57 total teams in the final rankings to win the overall national title.
There were six different US Finals held across the country.
The Cheeriffic Tinys attended the US Finals at Indy on April 9 where they won their 11-team division beating teams from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. In the overall rankings, they ranked and scored higher than teams from all over the country, including teams from Florida, Arkansas, West Virginia, Kansas, New York, Connecticut and Delaware.
This year is the third overall title that a Cheeriffic Tiny team has won.
In 2012, Cheeriffic was awarded first in the nation in the Tiny level 1 and Mini Level 2 divisions.
In 2013, the Cheeriffic Mini Level 1 and Youth Level 1 teams were crowned with the overall titles.
Then in 2014, the Cheeriffic Youth Level 2 team captured the first place ranking.
The last two years, the Tiny 1 team has brought home the gold.
The Cheeriffic All-Stars are the only team from West Virginia to be crowned overall national champions — not once, not twice, but seven times.
“This is an incredible accomplishment for this small gym,” Cheeriffic coach Heather Bryant said. “The Cheeriffic Tinys dreamed, believed and achieved greatness this season.”
Cheeriffic is also coached by Brittney Hartman.
Hartman said the girls of Cheeriffic have grown so much this season in so many ways.
“Our girls have grown so much over this season, not only as cheerleaders, but as young ladies,” she said earlier in the season. “They all have great traits that they carry — hard work, dedicated, caring, motivating, the list goes on and on. It is a blessing to be able to coach them. Over this season and past seasons, not only have myself and Heather taught the girls a lot but they have each impacted my life for the better. They have brought me so much joy and happiness. And taken me and my daughter, Hadley, in as their family too. They are Hadley’s cheer sisters and always will be.
“There is still so much more in store for Cheeriffic and I cannot wait to take this journey with the amazing coaches, athletes, and parents. So very thankful for the accomplishments the teams have won and appreciative of the blessings that will come in the future.”
It was another fantastic season for Cheeriffic.
The Cheeriffic Youth 2 team recently finished fourth in the nation in the overall rankings and were second place in the Division II Summit — the defacto national championships competition — held in early May in Tampa, Fla.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).