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All Star Cheer Extravaganza

Story and Photographs by Joel Belizario (ISN)

April 18, 2013, Edmonton, AB (ISN) – Athletes from Alberta and Saskatchewan gathered at the Shaw Conference Centre to compete in the All-Star Cheer Extravaganza, hosted by Alberta Cheer Empire on the weekend.

The event was in its 4th year running and consisted of 108 teams and over 1800 athletes. The competition featured four separate events, with participants ranging in age from pre-schoolers to adults.

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A member of the Ottewell school cheer team performs a stunt during the All-Star Cheer Extravaganza on April 13, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta – Photo by Joel Belizario (ISN)

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Spectators pack Hall C of the Shaw Conference Centre for the All-Star Cheer Extravaganza on April 13, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta – Photo by Joel Belizario (ISN)

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The Dickensfield school cheer team performs at the All-Star Cheer Extravaganza on April 13, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta – Photo by Joel Belizario (ISN)

Alberta Cheer Empire Royalty (All Girl) and Perfect Storm Athletics Thunder (Co-Ed), both level 6 teams and winners of bids to the Cheerleading and Dance Worlds championship, were in in attendance. The teams were awarded the bids at the last major cheer event held in Alberta, which was the Alberta Cheerleading Association’s Total Spirit Championships. The Worlds championship will be held in Orlando, Florida on April 27-28th.

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The William D. Cuts school cheer team performs at the All-Star Cheer Extravaganza on April 13, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta – Photo by Joel Belizario (ISN)

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The coaches of the William D. Cuts cheer team react to their team’s performance at the All-Star Cheer Extravaganza on April 13, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta – Photo by Joel Belizario (ISN)

Alberta Cheer Empire’s Level 5 team that was also in attendance will be competing at the Canadian National Cheer & Dance Championships on May 10th in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

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A member of the Steele Heights school cheer team is caught by her teammates at the All-Star Cheer Extravaganza on April 13, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta – Photo by Joel Belizario (ISN)

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A member of the Xtreme Cheer Mini 1 Large team tumbles at the All-Star Cheer Extravaganza on April 13, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta – Photo by Joel Belizario (ISN)

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A member of the ACE Supremes Mini 2 cheer team performs at the All-Star Cheer Extravaganza on April 13, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta – Photo by Joel Belizario (ISN)

A full listing of results will be posted on the Alberta Cheerleading Association’s website at albertacheerleading.ca.

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A member of the Bev Facey school cheer team performs at the All-Star Cheer Extravaganza on April 13, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta – Photo by Joel Belizario (ISN)

20130413-ACE-10Members of the Lillian Osborne school cheer team perform a stunt at the All-Star Cheer Extravaganza on April 13, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta – Photo by Joel Belizario (ISN)

20130413-ACE-11The John Paul II cheer team performs at the All-Star Cheer Extravaganza on April 13, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta – Photo by Joel Belizario (ISN)

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