The Louisiana Rebel Allstars recently took home seven first place trophies at a competition in Arkansas.
The Louisiana Rebel Allstarsis a Christian based organization that provides tumbling classes as well as competitive cheer and show team cheer for ages 4-18.
The team traveled to Hot Springs, Ark. the weekend of Dec. 14 to compete against other teams in a competition called Jamfest. There were a total of 89 teams that participated in this competition. Eight teams competed, consisting of Mini-Level prep ages 7-8, Senior level prep, Mini-Level 1 (ages 7-8), Youth level 1 ages 9-12, youth level 2 ages 9-12, and the older teams which are Senior Level 2, Senior level 3, and Senior level 4.
“I am most proud of the Mini-Level 1 team. These girls, 25 of them, come to practice and work through tears, pain, and illness, and practiced a minimum of two hours per day, two days a week,” said parent Maranda Bencomo via email.
The Louisiana Rebel Allstars Mini-Level 1 team took the floor just after 10 a.m. and competed against seven teams in their division with a flawless routine that ended up scoring a 92.59, which outscored the second place team by five whole points, taking home a first place trophy and also winning High Point Grand Champions. These girls were also awarded a full paid bid to the US Finals in Pensacola, Fla.
“This was a huge accomplishment as these girls were the only team from the Rebels to win this award. They have dedicated so much of their own time to be a part of an amazing team and family,” Bencomo said.
Coach Josh Jordan is the ring leader for this group of 25 girls.
“I will never understand how he does it. He is a touch of tough, a dash of determination with a hint of heart. He is what his parents consider to be the bomb.com,” said Bencomo.
They were also awarded best choreography.
“Coach Josh is the only coach in the gym that constructs his own choreography with his very own thoughts and ideas, and for him to win this award just goes to show how dedicated he is to this job and these girls,” said Bencomo.
The team will begin its journey to national on Jan. 6.