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Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ Milojo Productions and Varsity Spirit to Release “American Cheerleader”

The film follows two high school cheerleading teams through their journey to win the National High School Cheerleading Championships

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 25, 2014 – Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ Milojo Productions, and Varsity Spirit today announced the Aug. 26th release of “American Cheerleader,” a documentary with unprecedented access following the journey of two high school cheerleading teams vying for the National High School Cheerleading Championship title. After months of hard work and preparation, cheerleaders from Southwestern High School in Somerset, Kentucky, and Burlington Township High School in Burlington, New Jersey, advance through regionals and earn a place in the Championship Finals to compete for the coveted white jacket – the prestigious symbol of tireless dedication in high school competitive cheerleading.

VarsityNow in its 34th year, the National High School Cheerleading Championship is a two-day event held at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando. The event hosts more than 500 teams from dozens of states that are judged on crowd-leading abilities, stunting and tumbling skills, and overall performance. Every year, the competition is televised worldwide on ESPN and ESPN2 to more than 100 million homes in 32 countries.

Directed by Retribution Media, which is made up of filmmakers James Pellerito and David Barba, “American Cheerleader” is produced by Milojo Productions, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ production company. The film is being released through Video On-Demand on August 26 by FilmBuff on leading platforms, including: iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Google Play, XBOX, and Playstation. To watch the trailer and pre-order the film, visit www.americancheerleadermovie.com.

In addition to the Video On-Demand release, the film will be screened the Varsity All-American High School Film Festival Oct. 24 – 26 in New York City, along with two other soon-to-be-announced film festivals this fall.

2 1/2 Minutes of Serious Cheerleading

Philly.com published 2 1/2 Minutes of Serious Cheerleading.

“Last year, she was a flier, and I was scared to death,” he said Sunday over a pounding dance track from another squad’s performance elsewhere in the Wildwoods Convention Center. “All I wanted to do was get her down. This year, she’s a base. It’s helping my anxieties.”

Young Filmmaker Launches Web Series About Cheerleading

NorthJersey.com published Young Filmmaker Launches Web Series About Cheerleading. Today at 4pm is the donation deadline. For more information, including how to donate, visit www.catsgoingwild.com.

Puchkoff cheered competitively for 10 years, an accomplishment she says comes with its own bag of absurd yet silly politics, most of which is unknown to anyone outside the cheerleading world. And while the script focuses on her experiences, the series overall, she said, serves as a vehicle for highlighting the growing pressure on girls to focus more on how they are perceived versus their substance.

Epic Brands Introduces the Future 5

Epic Brands logoEpic Brands introduces the Future 5, an event where select Junior teams have been invited to compete and show off their routines at Battle to the Boardwalk Nationals in Atlantic City, NJ on February 1-2. Junior teams from the following gyms will be featured:

  • All Star Legacy
  • Cheer Tyme
  • East Celebrity Elite
  • FAME
  • Maryland Twisters

A Growing History: How Cheerleading Evolved From Pompoms to Powerhouses

NJ.com published A Growing History: How Cheerleading Evolved From Pompoms to Powerhouses.

 

‘Cheer Dads’ See No Shame in Devotion to Daughters’ Intense Schedules

NJ.com published ‘Cheer Dads’ See No Shame in Devotion to Daughters’ Intense Schedules.

Sykowski and a few other dads might stick out among all the moms at World Cup practices, but they are quick to embrace the “cheer lifestyle” for their girls, even if it means learning how to splash on the right amount of glitter and listening to mashed-up cheer music.

Spirit Unlimited 2011-12

Spirit Unlimited’s Battle at the Boardwalk took place on February 11th in Atlantic City, NJ. This event had 104 All*Star Cheer teams compete and was a qualifier for Cheer Worlds. Partial Bids were awarded to:

  • Spirit Unlimited LogoEast Coast Nitros “Ignite” (Senior Small Coed L5)
  • All Star Legacy – Ashburn (Senior Small L5)

At Large Bids were awarded to:

  • CNY Storm “Warning” (Senior Small Coed L5)
  • Maryland Twisters “Black Ice” (International Coed L5)

Event Page | Spirit Unlimited Battle at the Boardwalk 2012 Results

The event had 104 All*Star Cheer Teams in 31 Divisions for an average of 3.35 teams per division.

All*Star Cheer By Level

  • Level 1 – 20 Teams in 5 Divisions (4.00 Average)
  • Level 2 – 32 Teams in 7 Divisions (4.57)
  • Level 3 – 22 Teams in 5 Divisions (4.40)
  • Level 4 – 11 Teams in 4 Divisions (2.75)
  • Level 4.2 – 3 Teams in 1 Division (3.00)
  • Restricted – 2 Teams in 2 Divisions (1.00)
  • Level 5 – 10 Teams in 4 Divisions (2.50)
  • Level 6 – 3 Teams in 2 Divisions (1.50)
  • Special Needs – 1 Team in 1 Division (1.00)

All*Star Cheer By Age

  • Tiny – 1 Team in 1 Division (1.00 Average)
  • Mini – 11 Teams in 2 Divisions (5.50)
  • Youth – 19 Teams in 5 Divisions (3.80)
  • Junior – 18 Teams in 5 Divisions (3.60)
  • Senior – 50 Teams in 14 Divisions (3.57)
  • Open – 4 Teams in 3 Divisions (1.33)
  • Special Needs – 1 Team in 1 Division (1.00)