Hawaii All-Stars Continue Winning Ways at Aloha Spirit Competition
The Hawaii All-Stars cheer team proved its national championship from last month was no fluke as it claimed two Senior Level titles and was named overall grand champion at last week’s Aloha Spirit International Championships on Oahu.
Both of Hawaii All-Stars’ victories came against Cheer808 All Stars, based in Honolulu and considered to be the state’s dominate all-star cheer team in 2011.
In the Senior Level 4 division, Hawaii All-Stars defeated Cheer808 All Stars by seven points. In the Senior Level 3 division, Hawaii All-Stars won by more than 46 points, finishing with a winning score for 407 compared to Cheer808 All-Stars’ 361. The two titles, plus the second-place finish from the Junior Level 2 team, earned the Kahului-based club the overall grand championship at the conclusion of the two-day competition at the Waikiki Shell.
“We’re excited about next season knowing that this what we’ve done already in our first year,” said Hawaii All-Stars head coach Kealii Molina. “It’s especially good for our Junior Level girls (7- through 12-years-old) as we continue to build them. But as far as my Seniors, I could not have asked any more from them, they were awesome this year.”
Members of the Senior Level 4 champions were Aileen Rodriguez, Ashlee Sawai, Breeann Joaquin, Caitlin Villarosa, Chalysse Young U’u, Elysse Phillips, Kayla Sniffen, Kealani Castro, Kennedy Casco, Maikela Takamiya, Mariah Constantino, Princess Misay, Tatiana Thompson, Ashlyn Ross, Giulianna Ippolito, and Kelcie “Malia” Molina.
The Senior Level 3 champions are made up of the 15 members from Senior 4 and Kellie Furtado, Naomi Ellison, Tiffany Tamashiro, Krislynn Saludares, Ciana Ruidas, Tiana Guerrero, Ilima Fisher, Taylor “Nani” Rabarra, Janessa Miguel, Sierra Ignacio and Jayna “Kalei” Kamalii.
The Hawaii All-Stars peaked perfectly, capping off its competitive 2011-2012 season with a national championship and runner-up finish last month at the United Spirit Association All Star Championships in Anaheim, Calif.
In preparation for 2013, the Hawaii All-Stars cheer team will hold tryouts for all interested cheerleaders, ages 9-13 (Juniors) and 14-18 (Seniors) on Saturday, April 28, at its gym on 180 Wakea Ave. in Kahului. The Juniors will tryout from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by the Seniors from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Participants should arrive early and wear a T-shirt, shorts and shoes. They will be asked to tumble, jump, dance and stunt. No experience is necessary. Boys and girls are welcome.
In addition, the club is also conducting a four-day Tryout Clinic, from April 23-26. All interested persons need to to register at the gym. The fee is $50. For more information contact Molina at 269-1066 or by email: [email protected]; www.hiallstars.com.
Senior Level 4 / Final Scores
1. Hawaii All-Stars 236.180 (Day 1) 237.385 (Day2) 473.565 Total
2. Cheer808 All Stars Alaka’i 234.135 (Day 1) 232.542 (Day 2) 466.678 Total
3. Cheer Dynamix 216.160 (Day 1) 208.602 (Day 2) 424.762 Total
Senior Level 3 / Final Scores
1. Hawaii All-Stars 204.970 (Day 1) 201.985 (Day 2) 406.955 Total
2. Cheer808 All Stars Po’okela 172.735 (Day 1) 187.558 (Day 2) 360.293 Total
3. Na Hoku Cheer 150.540 (Day 1) 154.840 (Day 2) 305.380 Total
4. EOD ALLSTARS 147.730 (Day 1) 150.312 (Day 2) 298.043 Total
Other Maui team results:
Maui Cheer All Stars (Tumbling Tinies), first place Tiny Level 1
Maui Cheer All Stars (Mighty Minies), first place Mini Level 1
Maui Cheer Babes (Pink), second place Mini Level 1
Maui Cheer Babes (Silver), first place Youth Level 1