ABC News featured Carly Manning, Gabi Butler, Michaeleddie Rivera and their families on a recent Nightline segment about extraordinary families.
Event 21 of the season was Worlds. With all the highs and lows of the weekend there was one thing that stood out. My highlight of the weekend was born from unfortunate circumstances, an injury during Spirit of Texas’ IOC5 routine. Watching that group pull themselves back together in the back hallway, return to the warmup room and put a new girl in the routine, and walk back on the stage and put on an admirable performance was a testament to the type of people in that program and on that team. In addition seeing the support they got in the warmup room from the Large Coed teams waiting to warmup up and CheerForce, a competitor in their division, was a great example of the supportive community cheerleading is.
As far as anything else that happened this weekend, I haven’t yet heard or read too much about what I missed so it will probably be discussed on the next episode of OverStretch.
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- Small Senior – ICE
- Small Coed – California
- Medium Senior – Top Gun
- Medium Coed – Twist & Shout
- Large Senior – Stingrays
- Large Coed – Top Gun
- International Open 5 – Cheer Sport Sharks
- International Open Coed 5 – Cheer Athletics
- International Open 6 – Cheer Athletics
- International Open Coed 6 – Bangkok
The Wire published Inside the Cheerlebrity Economy.
Fans follow the queens of the scene, cheerlebrities, obsessively. After Gardner, there’s Carly Manning, Cami Branson, Peyton Mabry, Gabi Butler, and Jamie Andries. Young girls light up at the sound of these names and rush to take photos with the teenagers at competitions. Tumblr users debate the cheerlebs’ relative merits: they want Jamie’s abs, Peyton’s looks, and Gabi’s flexibility. They’re talented, blonde, and underage — and their parents aren’t quite sure what they should do about their growing fame.