Cheer Factory competitive cheer squads went to the D2 Summit in Orlando, Fla. intent on leaving it all on the matt and coming back as National Champions and they did it.
The D2 Summit is the pinnacle of cheer competitions for small gyms worldwide. Teams are invited based on their performances at competitions throughout the season. There are approximately 12,000 competitive cheer teams throughout the country. Only 1,700 teams are invited to the D2 Summit where the best of the best is crowned National Champions. Of those invited, only 10 percent are offered paid bids. Cheer Factory, with gyms in both Brenham and Humble, took three teams to the D2 Summit and the Royal Divas received their second straight fully-paid bid.
In competition cheer, scores are derived after deductions following a performance. Royal Divas athletes range between 7 to 11 years of age. They competed against 100 teams in a very competitive Small Youth 2 Division. They had 0.0 deductions and missed progressing to the Finals by .16 points. The Royal Divas finished their season 14th in the nation and according to their coach, Gabby Meaux who said, “we could not be more proud of them.”
The gym’s Small Senior Coed 4.2 team, Majesty, joined nine elite teams in the Finals of their division. Due to the high level of competition, this division championship was one of the most highly anticipated of the entire D2 Summit.
“Each of these teams put on the performance of a lifetime,” said Majesty coach Curtis Williamson. After two days of solid 0.0 performances, Majesty earned second place in the nation, separated from first place by only 0.65 of a point.
In the Small Senior Coed Restricted 5 Division, Prestige competed against 24 teams to be one of the 10 advancing to the Finals. During the Finals, one of the athletes was so sick, she could barely stand and things did not look good for the team.
“They stepped in and stepped up when needed and their amazing routine earned them the coveted title of D2 Summit Champions,” Coach Marcus Ware said.
“I am over the moon proud of all of our awesome athletes, their incredible drive, determination and work ethic,” Cheer Factory gym owner, Shea Davenport said. “What a way to end our 2017-2018 season.”
To see Cheer Factory teams in action at the D2 Summit, visit the Cheer Factory Facebook page. For more information on Cheer Factory, visit their website at www.cheerfactorytx.com.