Austin, TX, April 25, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Cheer Channel Inc. (CCI), the #1 online news and entertainment network for the spirit industry, announced the list of finalists that will be recognized as its second annual Superstars of All Stars™ 2013. The 2013 team of Superstars are: Maison Baker, Kristen Basquill, Holden Ray, Kelcie Burch, Jamie Andries, Carly Manning, Taylor Minchew, Whitney Sharpe, Dee Temples, and Taylor VanDemark. The inaugural class of Superstars of All Stars™ 2012 included Maddie Gardner, Cami Branson, Kelsey Rule, Erica Engelbert, Kiara Nowlin, Whitney Love, Bianca Treger, and Gabi Butler.
The Cheer Channel Board of Directors, along with a committee of industry experts, handpicked the Superstars out of a large pool of nominees. Candidates were selected and finalists chosen based on their ability to meet a very high set of standards both as an athlete and as a person. These standards include outstanding talent, commitment, dedication, physical skill, leadership, fan support and interaction, personality, respect of teammates and coaches, social skills on and off the mat, academic achievements, and community involvement. "It is with great pride that we select these young women and men who best represent the All Star cheerleading industry as role models and athletes, and emphasize the meaning of ''spirit'' in our industry," said Cindy Villarreal, Cheer Channel CEO.
Maison Baker is a flyer for the Maryland Twisters Black Ice. Kristen "Kat" Basquill is a flyer and tumbler for the Maryland Twisters F5. Holden Ray is a base and tumbler for Cheer Extreme Senior CoEd Elite. Ray, Basquill and Baker were all part of the All Star guest cast for Cheer Channel's "Secret Diary of an American Cheerleader Season 2: The Fierce One," which debuted in February 2013. Kelcie Burch is a flyer for Maryland Twisters F5. Jamie Andries is a flyer for Cheer Athletics Cheetahs. Carly Manning is a flyer, tumbler and center dancer for the Cheer Athletics Panthers. Taylor Minchew is a flyer for Cheer Extreme Senior Elite. Whitney Sharpe is a flyer for East Celebrity Elite International Open CoEd Level 5. Dee Temples is a flyer for the A-Towne Allstars Legends Senior Large CoEd Level 5. Taylor VanDemark is a tumbler, base and backspot for Top Gun Lady Jags and YOSO5.
Cheer Channel would also like to thank and congratulate the other nominees to made it to the final selection round and who are named Honorable Mention. Santwon McCray of the University of Louisville and GymTyme, Drew Tyler of Top Gun Jags, Jennifer Burke of Ultimate Athletics Majesties Purple, Maddy Gibbons of Cheer Extreme CoEd Elite, and Ashley Wilson of Cheer Athletics Cheetahs.
About Cheer Channel Inc.:
CCI, a privately held corporation with offices in Texas and California, serves as the premier entertainment and news network for the millions of athletes and fans of the spirit industry. An interactive, multi-digital online and broadcast destination, CCI provides the latest emerging media technology engaging tweens and teens across the most popular social media platforms. CCI offers access to cheer and dance news, fashion, health and beauty trends, reality programming, celebrity cheerleader profiles, live and taped cheer competitions and branded entertainment for its original webseries and lifestyle content. For more information on Cheer Channel, contact Media@cheerchannel.com or go to www.cheerchannel.com