ABERYSTWYTH University students are taking on the best in the world of cheerleading in the USA.
The Cambrian News reported “Aberystwyth Tarannau Cheerleaders members Imogen Wild and Chris Welter have been selected to compete at the All Star Federation Cheerleading and Dance World Championships.
Imogen and Chris are proficient gymnasts and members of the elite Telford Cheerforce Odyssey team, who have qualified for the World Championships for the first time this year.
They will compete with Cheerforce Odyssey in the International Open Small Co-ed Team category against the best cheerleading teams in the world.
Chris, who is studying film, theatre and television, said: “Both Imogen and I were competing in gymnastics before coming to Aberystwyth University. We already had the tumbling and stunting skills so it was a natural progression to join Tarannau and then compete on a more advanced level with Cheerforce Odyssey.”
Imogen, who is studying environmental earth sciences, said: “It’s a huge commitment but because I have to structure my day around my studies and training I feel that I get more done. It has all the benefits of any sport and is physically challenging. It’s a total stress reliever from studying and it makes me sleep better” here.