Cheer San Diego crowned national champions

April 13th, a dream came true for 13 little girls as they won the American Championship in Anaheim.

“It was just really exciting because on both days, we got zero deductions and we were like ‘oh my gosh, we have to get 1st place!’ When we won, we were like ‘oh my gosh!’ We were so excited we were the best team,” says 11-year-old Emma Santos.

Adds teammate Aneci Quantz, “we felt so happy because we’ve worked all year for that to get National Champion. We all were just so excited.”

While these girls may be young to be National Champions, it took a lot of practice, dedication and hard work.

“We had to do a lot of conditioning, like push-ups and sit-ups. We also had to go to a lot of tumbling classes,” says Santos.

“Had to hit all of our stunts and be sharp,” adds Lillie Rietman.

“Practice and conditioning. We just had to try our hardest,” says Quantz.

Hard work wasn’t the only lesson they learned:

“that you have to work as a team and trust each other, and you need to have a lot of strength,” says Santos.

“Teamwork is the most important, and then you just have to work together to succeed no matter what,” says Quantz.

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