Scorpions Elite Cheer Delivers the Sting at First 2018 Competition


Scorpions Elite Cheer, in its eighth competitive season, has almost 100 athletes in its ranks Natalie Batkis

Scorpions Elite Cheer (SEC), located in Steinbach and featuring participants from throughout the southeast, hosted the first Manitoba Cheer Federation competition of 2018. The Double or Nothing competition took place on January 28 and saw 420 athletes compete with over 30 routines from individual, duo, stunt, and group routines. The competition was held at the Investors Group Athletic Centre at the University of Manitoba.
Scorpions Elite Cheer had two groups performing non-competitive routines: Tiny Pinchers (ages three to five) and their recreational team, Black Out.
The Mini Stingers (ages six to eight) took home first place in their level. The Junior Level 1 team, Black Venom (ages nine to 14), took home first place and were Level 1 Division Champs. The Senior Level 4.2 team, Immortals (ages 15 to 18), were Division Champs and Overall Grand Champs. It was a clean sweep for this exuberant team of ambitious athletes.
SEC’s Open Co-Ed team, Emperors (ages 17 and over), plan to perform at the next competition.
“We are so proud of all our teams. They train so hard and work on doing their own personal best,” says Tiffany Reckseidler, owner of SEC. “We could not have done this without the amazing support of all the athletes, family, and friends. We feel truly blessed to work with such amazing people.”
The sport of cheerleading has grown tremendously in Canada over the last decade. With the International Olympic Committee recently granting cheerleading provisional Olympic status for the 2020 Games, the expectation is that the sport will continue to flourish. Athletes from Canada recently joined the Global Cheerleading Supporters Initiative, supporting athletes and raising awareness of the sport at the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
SEC is currently in its eighth competitive season. With almost 100 athletes ranging in age from three to over 30, this elite team has held the title of Provincial Champs multiple times. They also hold national titles. SEC has five competitive teams and a recreational program. They believe in offering an elite program while focusing on safety, fitness, and love of the sport.

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