This was my 3rd Nationals as a competitive cheerleader and my second on a hip hop team. I attended Nationals with my university squad, the Solent Ravens. We have 3 competitive squads, being the All Girl Level 3, Hip hop and the Level 3 Stunt group (who came 1st in their division!).
|My competition squad stunt group aka team YOLO|
The Solent Ravens are a new squad who have only been running for 4 years, which is nothing compared to the standard of squads we compete with. We've come a long way over the years and it's exciting being part of a new and upcoming squad. We faced a huge number of challenges along the road to Nationals, with so many girls injuring themselves (me included) but we all made it and gave it the best we could, are more importantly, had fun.
|Hip Hop Squad|
We stayed at this amazing hotel, and had the luxury of free access to a pool, jacuzzi and sauna, that was open till late at night. I'm not a fan of swimming or pools at all, but as soon as I got into the heated pool and boiling hot jacuzzi, I was overfilled with happiness. Definitely want a jacuzzi in my house now. We even hit the jacuzzi and pool hours before we competed on the second day. Not sure any other cheer squad competing could have said they had just left a jacuzzi before they performed!
|Jacuzzi and Pool time!|
|Being silly with my besties|