MUN Cheer finish third at nationals
(Dec. 3, 2013) The Memorial University cheerleading team placed third at the Power Cheerleading Athletics’ University and Open National Cheerleading Competition (PCA) which was held this past weekend in Brampton, Ontario. The team competed in the All-Girl division and secured their top-three finish out of eight teams, placing just behind teams from Sir Wilfred Laurier University and the University of Western Ontario.
The Memorial University competitive cheerleading team has been making noise since it was established in 1999. The team is known for being an active volunteer within the community as well as a huge supporter of Memorial’s Varsity Athletics program. The team has grown since its inception and has great success competitively within Canada.
In addition to the team’s recent third place finish at PCA, MUN Cheer has taken First Place in the University Level 6 Division while attending Cheer Expo in Halifax consecutively from 2011-2013, which included an unprecedented Overall Level 6 Champion title in 2012.
Dionne King, one of three team coaches, was delighted with the team’s performance at their latest competition; “The team works hard year-round to go to Ontario with a great routine that can confidently perform, and they definitely proved themselves to be an elite team this weekend.”
King is proud of the 35 team members and how far they have come, saying, “The goal of this team isn’t necessarily to win trophies and banners, it’s to be able to help our girls grow as cheerleaders and athletes. PCA is a tough competition, and to come third to fantastic teams like Laurier and Western was a great accomplishment. It definitely feels like first place.”
In addition to cheering at home games for the men’s and women’s Sea-Hawks basketball teams, the MUN Cheer team will next be travelling to Atlanta, Georgia in February to compete at CheerSport. This competition will see the girls go head-to-head against some of the top All-Girl teams in both Canada and the USA.
To find out more about MUN Cheer, please visit www.facebook.com/muncheerleading or follow the team on twitter @muncheer.