Moose Jaw’s Infinity Athletics is making history this week at the All-Star World Championship in Orlando, Fla.
Infinity Athletics’ U12 Supernovas Level 3 cheer and dance team, consisting of athletes between the ages of eight to 13, will become the youngest Saskatchewan squad ever to compete at the world championships.
Melissa Marzolf, one of the owners of Infinity Athletics, explained how the team qualified for the world championship.
“There are specific competitions that give away bids or an invitation to attend. They did a virtual one back in January. If we received it, we could start planning early and they did that and they crushed it. We found out in January that they got that bid,” she said.
The Moose Jaw team, consisting of 14 athletes, will compete against 16 Level 3 youth division teams from across the globe.
Marzolf said it is a huge accomplishment for the team and Infinity Athletics.
“It’s so amazing to watch these athletes over the years, see their progressions, see their bonds or relationships grow, and watch that out on the mat. They've put in so much hard work and now we can't wait to see them perform down there and then what that looks like in the future for the growth of each athlete and of Infinity Athletics,” she said.
The Supernovas’ first performance is Saturday morning. If the Moose Jaw team finishes in the top half of the standings after the first day, they will compete in the finals on Sunday.
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