“It’s a little bit of everything in one sport,” he said, “Dance, tumbling, partner work.”
Hirshberg should know. He was once on the cheer team at the University of Southern Carolina. His wife, Janet, was on a team at the University of Utah, and now with their children, Julian and Jessica, they operate a business to help local cheer teams succeed.
And they have succeeded.
As members of the Bountiful Junior Team finish their workouts and the Davis High cheer squad warms up in the background, Hirshberg tells of the success of the cheer teams he started in Draper 14 years ago.
They are the only program in Utah that’s been invited and competed at the United States All Star Federation’s Worlds competition, he said. His teams have made the cut every one of the last six years.
“It’s huge to get a bid to go there,” he said of the Orlando competition. “There are lots of national competitions – this one’s the super bowl, the creme’de la creme of competitions and we’re the only program from Utah to go.”
Last year, his Draper gym became the only designated USASF gym, according to his website.
For more information check out June 28 addition of Davis Clipper.