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Rockstar has dominant teams at cheer and dance nationals

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Thursday, April 30, 2015

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The Foo Fighters, a Senior Level I team at Rockstar, gets a pep talk after their final performance before the national competition in Orlando, Fla., this weekend.
 
 

Jim Fair

The Foo Fighters, a Senior Level I team at Rockstar, gets a pep talk after their final performance before the national competition in Orlando, Fla., this weekend.

 

 



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Lifting teammates and balance are part of this fast-paced routine.
 

Jim Fair

Lifting teammates and balance are part of this fast-paced routine.

 



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The Tennessee connection, left to right, Cindy Bacon and daughter, Llyli, and Amanda Almodovar and mother, Carmen Gonzalez, travel four times a week from Jonesborough, Tenn., to Greer to participate in the RockStar program.
 

Jim Fair

The Tennessee connection, left to right, Cindy Bacon and daughter, Llyli, and Amanda Almodovar and mother, Carmen Gonzalez, travel four times a week from Jonesborough, Tenn., to Greer to participate in the RockStar program.

 



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Teams at Rockstar are reminded of the prestigious and successful teams that have competed in the past with championship banners, national and international trophies displayed throughout the studio and offices.
 
 
 

Jim Fair

Teams at Rockstar are reminded of the prestigious and successful teams that have competed in the past with championship banners, national and international trophies displayed throughout the studio and offices.

 

 

 



Hundreds of cheerleaders and dancers from the Rockstar cheer and dance teams in Greer will compete this weekend at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla.

Rockstar qualified 10 teams with up to 30 members each from a series of regional youth, junior and senior competitions. Rockstar earned bids to The Summit at the Disney World competition by earning the No. 1 or No. 2 placements at each regional competition.

Scott Foster, a former member of the University of Louisville cheer squad, is the founder of the original Rock Star, with his wife, Kathy, and they have opened five other gyms in South Carolina (Greenville and Columbia), North Carolina (Gastonia and Raleigh) and Florida (Naples and Fort Myers).

Foster studied criminal justice at Louisville and was working toward joining the FBI when his entrepreneurial skills steered him toward developing the Rockstar training and development philosophy.

At One Up Nationals in Nashville two weeks ago, Rockstar had seven national champions, three grand champions, the Eagles team had the highest score of all 500-plus teams and the Smashing Pumpkins had the second highest. The teams are named after singing groups.

The teams performed their final routines Wednesday and Thursday at the gymnastic center on Buncombe Road.

Competitors come to Rockstar from throughout the upstate and as far away as Tennessee to train.

 

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