Gold medal story and video

The Guelph Tribune carried a story on the recent national championship won by Guelph Gryphon Cheerleading’s all-girl team – Three, two, one – gold!. From the article:

The victory is especially impressive when you consider that a few years ago the university didn’t even have a cheerleading group. Today, the club, which was on the shelf for about five or six years before returning in 2010, is such a draw on campus that they’ve had to make a pair teams – one all-female squad and one coed team.

“We had no choice but to form two teams this year, due to the overwhelming amount of talent we had at tryouts,” says coach Cari-Ann Young.

And,

An earlier highlight of the club’s championship season was getting to be right there, on the sidelines, and leading cheers during the Gryphons football team’s stunning run to a 7-1 record and a berth in the Yates Cup game.

“It was phenomenal to see the boys do so well,” says Young, who adds that preparations are already under way for the cheerleading team’s efforts for the 2013 OUA football season.

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Check out a couple of great videos of the Gryphon Cheerleaders. The first video gives you a look at the hard work and practice that goes into cheerleading as well as some behind-the-scenes looks. The second video is one of their gold medal performances from the  2012 PCA Nationals.

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