Raider Xtreme All Stars Raise Money for Worlds Competition

Raider Xtreme is only 7 years old but the gym already has over 175 titles including 3 national championships this year. Fourteen year old Keegan Blount said beating out the other teams is worth all the hard work.

"Winning as a level five team going against people that are way, way older than you, in college, and you win it's just unbelievable."

The team meets at least twice a week and most of the team members have individual classes as well. Madison Wright has been cheering for most of her life and said the team is more like a family.

"I love the work ethic that it takes and the mental strength, and I love to be on a team like a family and we work really hard together and that's what makes it really important."

Winning Nationals means a bid to the Worlds competition at Disney World in Orlando. The competition begins the first week of May and with entry fees, hotels, and travel adding up coach Angie Labaj said the Raider Xtreme teams have been fundraising like crazy.

"They have done everything. I know they are doing bake sales, car washes, some of the little ones have even done little lemonade
 stands in their neighborhoods."

There is no off season for Raider Xtreme Cheer and Dance teams and Angie Labaj said is proud of the way the team worked together to get to Nationals and now on to the Worlds Competition.

"They worked hard. They fed off each other, they fed off our energy, and it all just kind of came together this year. We ended up winning the one everybody wants to win. Three of our teams did it this year and it was fantastic."

The Raider Xtreme youth team has already raised over 20,000 dollars. The Senior 3 team is holding a cheer clinic April 20th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at 3801 154th Street 

Lubbock, TX 79423.

For more information on the clinic you can visit the Raider Xtreme website at or call (806) 795-2222.

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