Cougars Elite Cheerleading (CEC), a St Mary’s County Recreation and Parks sponsored program, just completed their eighth season in spectacular fashion. Based in Lexington Park, MD, CEC provides the all star cheerleading experience to athletes from the ages of 4 to 18 at a recreation price. With 79 athletes, 8 coaches, and a tremendous family of CEC supporters, the organization was able to bring home:

  • 21 First Place Championships
  • 5 Grand Champion Awards
  • 4 High Score Awards
  • 4 Specialty Awards
  • 2 Full Paid Bids to the US Finals
  • 2 Full Paid Bids to the Level Legends
  • 1 US Final Champion
  • 1 US Final Grand Champion

Capping off an already sensational year, CEC Pride clenched the Youth 1 Performance Recreation division and became back to back US Finals Champions by defending their title in a stacked division. After winning the 2017 title in Pensacola, FL and the 2018 title in Virginia Beach, VA, the team advanced to the Champions Challenge which only ranks the #1 seeded teams from each event location across the United States. The competition was fierce, but CEC Pride was ultimately victorious and won the title of US Finals Grand Champion ranking them #1 in the Nation for the Youth 1 Performance Recreation division.

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