Maui Cheering Teams Advance to Las Vegas Competition

January 14, 2016, 11:44 AM HST · Updated January 14, 12:13 PM
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Hawaii Allstars. Photo credit: Courtney Kama

The Hawaii Allstars and the Maui Cheer Babes Youth All-Stars, both cheering teams from Maui, won numerous awards at the Athletic Championships on O’ahu’s last weekend, Jan. 9 and 10.
Hawaii Allstars, coached by Kealii Molina, took five teams to the competition (see list of awards below).

Maui Cheer Babes took two teams to the competition this year—a youth level-one team called “Fab 1” comprised of 19 cheerleaders, and a youth level-two team called “Fierce 2” comprised of 21 cheerleaders.

Fab 1 overpowered three other teams to win the youth level-one division; they also earned the “Best Stunt Award.”

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Fierce 2 outscored two other teams to win the youth level-two division and were also awarded the “Innovative Choreography Award.” They also earned an At-Large Bid to the Summit competition in Orlando, Florida. (See more awards below.)

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    Fab 1 and Fierce 2 are lead by Head Coach Michelle Sniffen, who has served in that position since 2011. She is assisted by Ella Kahiamoe, Denise Texeira and Traci Villarosa.

    All the teams will advance to the Jamz competition in Las Vegas on Feb. 26 through 28 and head to Orlando, Florida, in May 2016.

    HAWAII ALLSTARS AWARDS
    Junior 2 – Division and Grand Champion: Best Pyramid
    Junior 3 – Division and Grand Champion: Best Pyramid, Innovative Choreography, At Large Bid to the Summit
    Senior 2 – Division Champions: Best Dance, At Large Bid to the Summit
    Senior 4 – Division and Grand Champion: Innovative Choreography, At Large Bid to the Summit
    Senior Restricted 5 – Division and Grand Champion: Best Pyramid, Full Paid Bid to the Summit
    Maui Cheer Babes Youth All-Star Cheerleading. Photo credit: Courtney Kama

    Hawaii Allstars. Photo credit: Courtney Kama

    Maui Cheer Babes Youth All-Star Cheerleading. Photo credit: Courtney Kama

    Hawaii Allstars . Photo credit: Courtney Kama

    Maui Cheer Babes Youth All-Star Cheerleading. Photo credit: Courtney Kama

    Hawaii Allstars. Photo credit: Courtney Kama

    Maui Cheer Babes Youth All-Star Cheerleading. Photo credit: Courtney Kama

    Hawaii Allstars. Photo credit: Courtney Kama

    Maui Cheer Babes Youth All-Star Cheerleading. Photo credit: Courtney Kama

    Hawaii Allstars. Photo credit: Courtney Kama

    Maui Cheer Babes Youth All-Star Cheerleading. Photo credit: Courtney Kama

    Hawaii Allstars. Photo credit: Courtney Kama

    Maui Cheer Babes Youth All-Star Cheerleading, Fab 1 and Fierce 2 teams. Courtesy photo.

    Maui Cheer Babes Youth All-Star Cheerleading, Fab 1 and Fierce 2 teams. Courtesy photo.

    Fierce 2 Pyramid

    Maui Cheer Babes Youth All-Star Cheerleading, Fierce 2 pyramid. Courtesy photo.

    Maui Cheer Babes Youth All-Star Cheerleading. Courtesy photo.

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