See what it really takes to be a cheerleader!

Can Justin and Melanie keep up?

STAFFORD – The sport of cheerleading has come a long way. These athletes spend countless hours practicing stunts, tumbling and performing. For one local team, their hard work is paying off.

Apex cheer - Titanium, from Stafford recently earned a bid to compete in the D2 Summit in Orlando by the National Cheerleaders Association, also known as NCA.

Apex Cheer sets itself apart from the rest by helping children develop an Attitude based on the traits needed to develop a team, Performance derived by discipline, and flawless Execution to equal the X-Factors which are needed to be the best.

Apex was one of four Houston-area All-Star cheer teams selected as bid winners at the National competition! The teams competed in one of the most prestigious and respected events in the club and private-levels of cheerleading.

The 2023 NCA All-Star Nationals took place at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas late February. Apex’s Titanium squad competed in the L4 Senior Open Coed division and earned their bid to Varsity All-Star’s end-of-season championship.

Varsity Spirit is the global leader in cheerleading, dance teams, and band apparel. The camps and competitions are part of a division of Varsity Brands, the market leader in team sports, school spirit and achievement recognition. To learn more, click here.

Varsity Spirit welcomed nearly 1,500 teams across 40 states and 5 countries for the NCA All-Star Nationals. It was the largest All-Star event of the 2022-2023 competition season with nearly 26,000 athletes in attendance.

The championship will take place May 5th-7th with about 15,000 athletes at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. The D2 Summit is one of Varsity All-Star’s most popular events.

Today on Houston Life, the cheerleaders taught Justin Stapleton and Melanie Camp some moves...could they keep up? You have to find out and see!

Samantha Barringer, Dylan Roberson, Sophia Lott, Ashley Hausman, Zoe Stergio and Clay Geiling were the TRUE experts -- sorry Melanie and Justin!

Watch the video above to see if they have what it takes!

Apex Cheer & Athletics is located at 4119 S. Main Street in Stafford, TX. To learn more about Apex and their programs, click here.

You can also keep up with them on Instagram and Facebook.

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