The following is a recap from Patti Roer of Greenwich-based Spirit Zone Too’s DIAMONDites and Malachites victories this past weekend at a national cheerleading competition in Rhode Island:
GREENWICH, CT — On May 13 and 14, the all-star cheerleading teams from Spirit Zone Too performed at the prestigious U.S. Finals championship in Providence, Rhode Island, where thousands of athletes from all over the U.S. as well as England and Korea, competed to become champions. The U.S. Finals is an end-of-the-year event aimed at crowning true champions in all divisions of cheer and giving teams a chance to see where they rank against other teams in their respective divisions.
The 4 competitive teams from Spirit Zone Too, the Mini Level 1 Prep Morganites, Youth Level 1 Prep Malachites, Youth Level 2 Emeraldites and Senior Level 3 DIAMONDites, all qualified for U.S. Finals based on their outstanding performances and placements at qualifying events during the regular season.
The Malachites and DIAMONDites were both crowned U.S. Finals champions in their respective divisions, taking home the one of kind, coveted U.S. Finals white champions jacket. Spirit’s special needs team, the Alexandrites, performed an outstanding routine, to conclude their fourth season. The Emeraldites earned a third place finish in a very competitive division, and the mini Morganites took fifth place, also against some very tough competition.
Spirit Zone Too owner, Anne Aguiar-Asta said, “This has truly been a season to remember and I am incredibly proud of all the Spirit Zone Too athletes. Each and every one of them has grown individually and, together, they have developed into the great teams they are today. I am grateful to have shared this amazing season with them. I am equally grateful for my amazing group of coaches who week after week work tirelessly to help us accomplish our goals. I am looking forward to…