Shelbs or Shelby as most of you would know her as is Australia's cheerleading sweetheart! She is an incredible talent - she can tumble and fly and is recognised around the world for her talents! She cheers for QCE in open all girl level 5 team - Diamonds and has competed at NCA three times in her life. Huge achievements for a teen. We caught up with Shelbs to tell you more about her - here is her 8 for Eights!
1. What got you into cheerleading?
I saw a cheer group at my brothers school fete when I was 4 and fell in love!
2. How would you describe your style (tumbling / dancing / basing / flying)?
Flyer and tumbler
3. All-time favourite cheer team and why (can be one you have been in or your dream team)?
World Cup Shooting Stars, I love that they have themes. I feel they changed cheer in the way that they made it not just a sport but entertaining, plus I have some amazing friends in the team who constantly inspire me and help me believe I can be there one day!
4. Who are your idols and why do you look up to them?
Lauren Preston because she is not just an amazing athlete but a beautiful person inside and out and always takes the time to tell me when I’m doing amazing and gives me hints on how to be better! I mean I have so many but LP has been a stand out for so many years since she was a twinkle!!!
5. In your eyes, who has the best cheer account on Instagram?
6. What motivates you to keep cheering?
I just love it! It’s my passion and my life!
7. Current skill you are working on?
Anything to double and standing fulls (it’s my nemesis I hate them but I’ll get it one day lol).
8. Biggest comp that you have been in your career, the highlights and did you place?
I’ve been to NCA 3 times!
Twice with QCE and once filling in on a team for Cheer Central Suns!
All of them were highlights as NCS is the most amazing competition and for all 3 I places in top 10!
** BONUS QUESTION ** How did you go about joining Cheer Central Suns and being a part of their NCA team?
Totally lol - I went over to do some tumble training with Sean from Flippin' Amped who is a tumble coach there when I got there one of the teams from Cheer Central Suns had 3 injuries in 2 days. They asked if I’d be happy to fill in. (WHICH I WAS)!!!
It was for junior 3 spark and I absolutely loved it.
It was such a hard routine but I learnt it in 4 training sessions. We stayed with Sean the whole time.
Everyone in Colorado is so friendly and Cheer Central Suns has become one of my favourite places in the whole world. I love everything about the gym!
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