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Mission cheerleaders win silver at world championships in Florida

Four Mission cheerleaders helped Canada to earn a silver in the Youth Coed Median event
Four Mission Cheerleaders won a silver medal at the 2023 International Cheer Union (ICU) World Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Florida in April after qualifying for the tournament in January. /Michelle Roberts Photography

Four Mission cheerleaders won silver medals for Canada at the 2023 International Cheer Union (ICU) World Cheerleading Championships.

Mission’s Summer Lindt, Willow Van Nen, Taylor Buckman and Mckenzie Sexton helped Canada earn one of its four medals at the event. The team features athletes from throughout BC.

The championships were hosted in Orlando, Florida and the Canadian squad won silver in the Youth Coed Median event. England finished first and took home the gold medal, while Chile got the bronze medal.

Lindt and Van Nen are both cheerleaders with the Mission Academy of Cheer while Buckman and Sexton are members of the Vancouver All Stars.

The Mission residents made the cut for BC Sport Cheer’s Youth Team BC in June of 2022.

In mid-December, the BC team completed a video application to represent Canada at the world championships and the squad learned they were successful in January.

The squad also showcased their talents in March at the BC Provincial Championships in Victoria.


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Dillon White

About the Author: Dillon White

I joined the Mission Record in November of 2022 after moving to B.C. from Nova Scotia earlier in the year.
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