FORT MILL — Marah Savage, a sixth-grader at Springfield Middle School, recently won a Bronze World Medal with her team at the USASF Allstar Cheerleading Worlds Championships at Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
Her team, Cheer Extreme Allstars Coed Elite, won a paid bid of $25,000, which enabled the team to compete in the Worlds Division of Senior Large Coed Level 5 April 27-28. The Finals Worlds Competition was held at the ESPN Wild World of Sports at Disney World, with an audience of more than 8,000 people.
More than 9,000 athletes and teams from more than 40 countries attend the event.
Savage has been an Allstar cheerleader for six years.
Allstar Cheerleading is a year-around sport and requires intense physical training. During the month leading up to Worlds, Savage practiced almost every day while keeping up with all of her school work. During spring break, she spent more than 40 hours in the gym with the team training for Worlds. She has cheered three years with Cheer Extreme Allstars in Kernersville, N.C., which serves top athletes in the Piedmont triad area.
The Cheerleading Worlds will air at 11 a.m. June 8 on ESPN2.