Duel in the Desert 2014

This year I had the pleasure of attending Duel in the Desert, it's one of the largest cheer competitions on the west coast that some of the top All Star teams go to. It was a two day competition held at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

 I recently got a job coaching tumbling at a gym here in Southern California, Talent Factory. Along with that I was their videographer for this competition. I followed their three teams and filmed the teams behind the scenes as well as competing. The event was enormous, two giant convention center rooms with two different stages for the teams to compete on. I believe they said there were over 300 teams at the convention center that weekend.

I can't tell you how fun it is to be apart of the cheer world. The energy and athleticism is out of control. I have plenty of cheer movies made and will always make them. One of my favorite things to do is film athletes. I love capturing skills from people who are the best at what they do. Here is the highlight video and some pictures I got at the competition.

What's a cheer coach without their Starbucks?

What's a cheer coach without their Starbucks?

Coach Nikol and the girls taking a team selfie for Instagram.

Coach Nikol and the girls taking a team selfie for Instagram.

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Warmup room backstage.

Warmup room backstage.

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