Georgia Heat teams continue to excel
Teams representing the Georgia Heat All-Star Cheer program continue to work toward their return to the upcoming Cheersport Nationals where several lineups will be defending championships from 2013.
The Embers — Ga. Heat’s Youth 2 Team — has earned four championships over its last four competitions while most recently earning a paid bid to The Summit All Levels National Championship, an invitation-only event in Orlando at Disney World.
At their first national event of the year, the Embers were named Grand Champions among Level 2, beating out both junior and senior age lineups. The group has also won “Best Pyramid” twice as well an award for “Best Tumbling” at recent competitions.
Embers team members include Kaylee Taylor, Christina Eichman, Lauren McNeal, and Skylar Patterson, Morgan White, Kyle Roach, Hannah Spavelko, Sydney Nichols, Kamdyn Kassler, Paige Muniz, Reese Cook, Alana Merry, Hannah Putnam, Reese Sevingy, Courtney Kelly, Cristen Kelly, Maggie Marvin, Lilly Kate Doughman and Alexis Bailey, Mia Ralls, Ashley Bullington, Jordan Tilley, Olivia Privitt, Mia Loftin, Madison Williams, Reese Barker and Ava Quilter Savannah Aldredge and Kyra Brown.
The Ga. Heat Junior 4 Team, known as the Rage, recently advanced from the Junior 3 level after winning a title at The Summit last year. Already the squad had won two of its four competitions including one that earned the team an at-large bid to The Summit.
The Rage also enters the upcoming Cheersport Nationals in Atlanta as a defending champion. Team members include Hannah Wisenbaker, Kayla Burnat, Brooke Jordan, Kaitlyn Hernandez, Brianna Blackstock, Caraline Cox, Valerie Allen, Ashlyn Bennett, Abbey Veal, Morgan Vaughn, Carlin Marchbanks, Brooke Wingo, Savannah DeVane, Megan McKnight, Rebekah Schramm, Kensley Haynie, Natalie Shepler and Karly Creel.
The Ga. Heat’s highest ranking team currently is the Senior 5 Inferno with wins in three of their four competitions. After capturing an at-large bid to the Cheersport Nationals, the group has a chance in Atlanta to earn a paid bid to The Summit.
Inferno team members include Ryan Pless, Bailey Bossman, Krista Davidson, Alyssa Gazaway, Lexi Turner, Brianna Ward, Kelstyn Porter, Olivia Evans, Abi Wilson, Claire Nicola, Dottie Hall, Katelyn Mullins, Jordan Roach, Kourtney Johnson, Taylor Brack, Rylee Woodard and Sydney Greer.
One of the gym’s newest teams that is competing in a large Youth 1 division, the Ga. Heat’s Storm lineup has managed to put together a pair of second-place finishes at their last three competitions. For their efforts, the group has received an at-large bid to The Summit.
Team members of the Storm include Emily Coppolino, Avery Bozeman, Annsley Cox, Taylor Martin, Kensley Taylor, Mary Hollis Kidd, Gracie Smith, Riley Prey, Autumn Cox, Shelby Southers, Marina Kelley, Kaitlyn Roberts, AJ Winkles, Abby Scarbrough, Maylan Eldred, Kaleigh Moraweitz, Macy Smith, Anna Stintson and Madison Reide.
More recently the Ga. Heat has added its Senior 4.2 team, the Fury, has already won two of its last three competitions.
“They continue to grow athletically each week and we look forward to seeing much more success from these girls,” said Ga. Heat owner and director Kim Bossman.
Team members of the Fury include Daylin Deyton, Shaye Simmonds, Hailey Roberts, Brianna Eichman, Mackenzie Slagel, Maurie White, Ariel Hall, Jordan Smith, Hannah Ralls, Hope Warren, Kylie Cox, Myra Cominski, Annalise Estes, Hailee Williams, Hallie Pirozzolo, Anna Thongkham, Chioma Ajuonuma, Mallory Duncan, Mason Kendrick and Mary Nininger.