Waimea co-captain garners All American honors

AIEA – Kelseyanne Sagucio, Senior Co-Captain of Waimea High School’s cheer squad, garnered All American honors at a recent Champion Cheer Camp on Oahu.

The daughter of Lynn and Brett Bauer of Hanapepe, Sagucio was the only cheerleader from the island of Kaua’i to be selected by the Champion Cheer coaching staff to compete for the All American bid.

Judged on overall skills in jumps, cheers and dance, Sagucio received her qualification and automatic berth invitations to perform at the All American Cheer & Dance National Scholarship Invitational 2003 Pro-Bowl Halftime Show, the All American Capital One Florida Citrus Bowl Halftime Show and teh United Performing Association All Star Events at Disneyworld, Florida, and Acapulco, New Mexico.

Waimea’s cheer squad, under the direction of head coach Kim Frasco and assistants Lori Pigao and Chelsie Ayudan, participated in the 5-day Camp held at Aiea High School. They received bids for national finals with Cheerleaders of America and Americheer later this year. Having attended and won top awards at previous UCA Cheer Camps, coach Frasco felt it was time to broaden her team’s exposure in a more competitive setting.

Champion Cheer, Inc., which provides a higher level of instruction in cheers, stunts and dance, offered an additional day of Power Elite Camp for top-seeded teams like Waimea, Moanalua, Aiea and Radford High Schools.

Waimea won various awards including Best Original Cheer, Best Sideline, Super Determination Award and the coveted All American Spirit Team Ribbon. Waimea also placed second in the overall final evaluation competition and is preparing to defend the KIF title this year.

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