Kepnock High cheering after national title's success

COMPLETE dedication and a total lack of fear from Kepnock High's cheerleaders earned them a national championship at the Australian Cheerleading Championships.

Kepnock's stunt team out-performed their rivals with a series of tricks, lifts and throws to win the Level 1 competition.

Kepnock also finished third in the Level 3 division.

CHEER LEADERS: The Kepnock Cougars cheerleading squad celebrate after winning the Australian Cheerleader Championship. Photo: Zach Hogg / NewsMail
CHEER LEADERS: The Kepnock Cougars cheerleading squad celebrate after winning the Australian Cheerleader Championship. Photo: Zach Hogg / NewsMail Zach Hogg

The road to success wasn't easy for Kepnock and the students knew competition was going to be tough so training began early.

Since the first week of the 2013 school year they have been twisting and tumbling in a bid to perfect their routines.

Schools from north Queensland to Tasmania took part in the competition but Kepnock's students had the talent to topple their rivals.

Kepnock cheerleading coach Taryn Hartley said while excited to be able to bring the national title back to Bundaberg, the students had worked hard for their success.

She said the students had devoted hours of their own time to mastering the complicated routines and skills required to win the Australian title.

"Their enthusiasm was great, they all showed great school spirit," she said.

"The dedication the students showed to their performance was fantastic."



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