Cheer Nation Athletics looks to impress at Summit as a family

Posted at 12:33 AM, May 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-11 00:33:20-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - For Sophia Fasig, making the trip to Summit, considered the Olympics of cheerleading, is a little nerve wrecking.

"We just have to have fun and keep confident, and stay tight," she said.

Sophia and her Cheer Nation Athletics Heirs team are making the trip for the first time, but all she has to do for confidence is look up to her big sisters.

"Our oldest team, they are best friends with our youngest team," said Cheer Nation Athletics co-owner Dustin Baker. "They are the big sisters to the little sisters. You don't have to be the same age to have a best friend. We're all a family here."

"Seeing all the babies who look up to us mainly, want to be like Apex, it's really cool to share that experience with them and have that experience," agreed Reagan Russell, who cheers for Apex.

From the littlest babies, the Halos, to Apex, who hasn't lost all season, this family is looking to come together and make this weekend one to remember.

"In the last few years, we haven't had a huge crowd," said Reagan. "It's just been our one or two teams that have come. This year, we will definitely have a huge crowd and I'm excited."

"Across the board, every team is buying in to what it takes to the hard work, to the effort put behind it," added co-owner Dana Brown. "Everyone knows how to believe in themselves more than before."

Because it's a little easier to believe in yourself, when you have your family behind you.