GLENVIEW, Ill. — Glenview resident, and Loyola Academy junior, Hannah Hughes, has qualified to the 2022 USASF Cheerleading Worlds Championship (“Cheerleading Worlds”) to be held April 23-25, 2022 in Orlando, Florida.
Hughes is a member of “Blackout”, a Coed Level 6 Team composed of 30 male and female athletes, ages 13 and older, competing out of ICE All-Stars located in Naperville, Illinois.
Hughes, and her team Blackout, qualified for the Cheerleading Worlds at their first competition of the season, Nation’s Choice Grand Nationals which were held December 11-12, 2021 in Wisconsin Dells, WI. Blackout was named National Champion.
Over 40 countries around the world qualify their top teams to compete at Cheerleading Worlds. The international event brings together cheer and dance athletes to vie for world champion titles in senior and international club divisions and categories. The first Cheerleading Worlds was held in 2004 and the first Dance Worlds in 2007.
As a former competitive gymnast, Hughes made the switch to high-level cheerleading in 2019. She is an advanced “flyer” who excels at aerial acrobatics.
Hughes said, “I am excited to showcase our hard work at Worlds! We are ready to upgrade our skills over the next few months and our goal is to challenge for the championship!”
Blackout is coached by Shannon Young and Megan Schaeffer. Her winning routine can be viewed here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CXaHfLxgY_V/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link.
For more details regarding the USASF Cheerleading Worlds Championship please visit https://www.usasf.net/. For more information regarding ICE All-Stars please visit https://icecheer.com/. To learn more about USASF (“United States All-Star Federation”) please visit https://www.usasf.net.
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