Spirit All-Stars Too, Senior 2 DIAMONDites and MALACHITE’S Youth 1 Win Bids to D2 Summit in Florida

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Spirit All-Stars Too Senior 2 DIAMONDites. Contributed photo

Spirit All-Stars Too, Senior 2 DIAMONDites won a bid to compete at the prestigious Varsity All-Star’s D2 Summit Inaugural Cheerleading Competition in Tampa, Florida, April 30 – May.

This bid was awarded at the Encore Championship in Springfield, MA on April 3, 2016 where the DIAMONDites placed 2nd in their division and clinch the bid out of 37 senior teams of all levels. The team is made up of 15 female athletes, age 11-16, from New York and Connecticut. The girls together worked hard to overcome many obstacles to reach their ultimate goal, the D2 Summit.

“I am so proud of our Diamond girls, and incredibly grateful to their parents for this opportunity to help make this dream of these talented young ladies become reality,” said Spirit Zone Too Owner and director Anne Aguiar-Asta. “I am so excited to be heading to the first every D2 Summit with my entire gym, my second family..”

Along the way, the DIAMONDites have celebrated many more victories, including recently being awarded the “Cutting Edge Award” for Choreography at Spirit Festival in Hartford on March 5-6. The DIAMONDites overall record for the season is one 6th place, one 4th place, one 3rd place, four 2nd place finishes, and a full paid bid to compete at Battle of Capital in Washington, DC.

The DIAMONDites look forward to their upcoming competitions which include the Queen of Nile in Baltimore, MD on April 9-10, Spirit Limited-Brentwood, NY  on April 16, D2 Summit-Tampa, April 30 – May 1, and ending their season at the U.S. Finals in Providence, RI on May 7-8.

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The Youth 1 Malachites also won a bid to compete at the Varsity All-Star’s D2 Summit. This bid was awarded at the Cheersport Worcester Grand Championship in Worcester, MA on March 20, where the Malachites placed 2nd in their division and clinched the bid out of 20 youth teams of all levels. Contributed photo

More good news from Spirit Zone Too!

The Youth 1 Malachites also won a bid to compete at the Varsity All-Star’s D2 Summit. This bid was awarded at the Cheersport Worcester Grand Championship in Worcester, MA on March 20, where the Malachites placed 2nd in their division and clinched the bid out of 20 youth teams of all levels.

The Malachites are made up of 12 female athletes from New York and Connecticut ranging in ages from 7-11, who together worked very hard to overcome many obstacles to reach their ultimate goal the D2 Summit.

“I am so incredibly proud of you and all of your hard work. You never lost sight of your goals, you have overcome so much,” said Spirit Zone Too Owner and director Anne Aguiar-Asta of the the gym’s first ever Summit bound team. “Tampa here we come!”

Along the way, the Malachites have celebrated many more victories, including recently being named D2 National Champion at Spirit Festival in Hartford on March 5-6.

The Malachites overall record for the season is one-4th place, two-2nd place & two-1st place finishes and two National Titles.

The Malachites are looking forward to their upcoming competition’s which includes the Queen of Nile in Baltimore, April 9-10, Spirit Limited-Brentwood, NY on April 16, D2 Summit-Tampa, on April 30 – May 1, and ending their season at the U.S. Finals in Providence, RI on May 7 and 8.

About Spirit Zone Too. Connecticut’s finest Cheerleading and Tumbling Training Center, is located in Greenwich. They offer toddler and preschool gymnastics, tumbling and stunting classes and clinics for all ages, along with cheer skills and all-star cheerleading teams for ages 3 to 18. The Spirit Zone of Greenwich is currently in its fifth cheerleading season. Annually they train over 1,000 youth and high school cheerleaders to make them strong and competitive athletes. Along with our all-star journey, our teams have earned countless awards, multiple national championships and grand championship awards, as well as numerous awards for stunting difficulty, tumbling difficulty, and choreography.

About D2 Summit The Summit is the definitive all levels national championship. Seven years ago, Varsity was inspired by the talent within the All Star industry and listened to its customers when they asked for a high caliber event that recognized teams in non-world divisions. While the International All Levels Championship was highly successful, we realized these extraordinary teams needed to be showcased on a grandeur level. For the 2016 season, Varsity All Star is committed to producing an innovative, prestigious, competitive and unforgettable end of the year all levels experience for gyms with 125 athletes or less.

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