Cheering together

By ONG WEI LEE THE Cyrens and Rayvens cheerleading teams from SM Sri Kuala Lumpur have been striving hard for the past year. Cyrens were crowned champions for the third time in a row at the Cheer 2012 finals, and the pressure was on for the team to live up to expectations. We had a […]

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The cheerleader myth

BWHEN I tell people that R.AGE organises a secondary school cheerleading competition every year, they usually give the same, highly-predictable response – “so are the cheerleaders all bimbos?” followed by a juvenile laugh. Yeah, look who’s talking. Never mind that Cheer has been around for 14 years, and that by now we even have a […]

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Cheers all around

NO ONE could have anticipated the level of buzz and pure adrenaline at Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil, KL last weekend. Well, no one who hasn’t been to a Cheer grand finals, that is. For the cheerleaders and supporters who have been a part of the country’s premier inter-school cheerleading competition, that high level of […]

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Congratulations, winners!

HERE’S what the winners at Cheer 2013 had to say after the competition. All-Girls division Champions Cyrens from SM Sri Kuala Lumpur, Selangor “Cyrens was under a lot of pressure and so it’s amazing to win again especially after watching our competitors performing much harder stunts.” – Captain Ong Wei Lee, 16 First runners-up Calyx […]

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Parents cheer on

IF you had stepped into Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil last weekend during Cheer 2013, you would have marvelled at the energy and showmanship of the participants, and be bowled over by the overwhelming support shown all around. Students turned up in full force to cheer their respective school teams, and friends and whole families […]

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Judges' verdict

CHEER 2013 brings in an international panel of judges every year – not just to judge the competition, but also to help raise the standards of cheerleading in Malaysia. So what did the judges have to say about the teams’ performances this year? Eduardo C. David Jr Coach and judge from the Philippines Cheerleading Alliance […]

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Final score

HERE are the rankings and scores of the teams that participated in Cheer 2013. Cheer All-Girls division 1 Cyrens, SM Sri Kuala Lumpur, Selangor (250.8) 2 Calyx All-Girls, SM(J)K Katholik, Selangor (240.1) 3 Dynamitez, SMK Damansara Jaya, Selangor (228.5) 4 Stompers, SMK Bandar Utama Damansara (3), Selangor (221.1) 5 Muriel, SMK (P) Pudu, KL (204.5) […]

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First time success

THE Seri Emas International School’s cheerleading team the Zelts might have only been around for a year, but they’ve already done their school proud. The Zelts finished as runners-up in the Cheer 2013 Co-Ed division behind the mighty Mickeymitez from SMK Damansara Jaya – an impressive feat for a team making their Cheer debut. Zelts […]

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Support system

SOMEBODY please check if there are any cracks on the roof at Putra Stadium, because we’re pretty sure the fans and supporters at Cheer 2013 last weekend almost brought it down! The atmosphere created by the supporters from all the schools was simply terrific. But in the end, there could only be one winner of […]

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Cheer champions

THE mighty Cyrens have done it again. The cheerleading team from SM Sri Kuala Lumpur, Selangor have clinched the Cheer championship trophy for the fourth time in a row – just one victory behind SMK Seri Bintang Selatan team Shirtliff’s all-time Cheer record of five wins. The all-girl team proved they were the ones to […]

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