Story and Images by Erich Eichhorn (ISN)
April 13th, 2016 Vancouver, BC (ISN) – Victoria’s own Island Elite Cheer met head on with some of the nation’s best last weekend at the Sea to Sky International Cheerleading Championships at Canada Place, saving the best for last in their cheer competition season finale.
Elite’s Junior Division 2 squad poses for ISN after recieving 3rd place in their divisional competition – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
The Sea To Sky championships, the largest held in Canada, attracting thousands of competitors and spectators over the three day event, was considered a successful, early litmus test for the fledging, less than a year old Victoria club and that can only mean big things for the future of Island Cheer.
Island Elite’s cheer competition season now at it’s end, the club will now set sights on summer camps and training to prepare for the next coming season.
ISN’s Erich Eichhorn was there and provided us this glimpse of Island Elite Cheer up close. You can see more of his images at http://bit.ly/1TSjCmV
Effort and determination were key to a flawless routine for the Junior 2 division, finishing day one without a single deduction – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
Elite cheer competitor springs into action during tight, day two competition – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
Some might think it’s all about the hair in cheer competition ? – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
Another great leap by individual senior level 5 champion Natalie Louis – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)
Flying inverted through the air, Island Elite Open 4 competitor shows come agility otherwise only seen in the Olympics and martial arts flics – Erich Eichhorn image (www.allsportmedia.ca)