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Taylor is a flyer for Cheer Extreme Senior Elite. Taylor began cheerleading when she was 7 at Lake Mary Allstars in Florida, and then moved to Cheer Extreme in North Carolina. She has been with CEA for 5 years and is a 2012 World Champion, 2011 Worlds Silver Medalist, 2013 Majors Silver Medalist, 3-time NCA National Champion, 5-time Cheersport National Champion, and The Cheer Leader Magazine's "Rising Star" and contributor. Taylor's best advice to young cheerleaders is to go beyond what is required at practice by stretching and conditioning at home. She also runs track at her high school to stay in shape year round.

Blog 1: What I Did This Summer

Hi Everyone! I am Taylor Minchew and I cheer for Cheer Extreme Sr Elite. I am so honored to be selected as one of Cheer Channel's Superstars of Allstars that holds lots of possible exciting opportunities. I have kept busy all summer by going to CEA's annual beach camp where I, along with my teammates, spent most of our mornings and evenings for 4 days tumbling, working stunts and pyramids, and completing lots of fun team-bonding activities. I also attended The Cheer Leader Magazine's College Recruitment Clinic held in early July at Gymtime in Kentucky. I had so much fun meeting new friends, and learned so much about the college application/acceptance process along with scholarship opportunities and what is expected of us as possible future college cheerleaders. Then Sr. Elite had ROUTINE CAMP!!! Yes, and I am so excited for all of you to see this routine that my coach Courtney Pope has created for us. I won't say too much here. You'll just have to watch our showcase the weekend of Oct 27th! You won't wanna miss it!!! And of course, I did what all of us love to do... I spent time with my friends at the pool and on the lake, and had lots of fun in the sun. Now that summer is over, I have to admit I'm ready for my high school’s "Friday Night Lights!” Good luck to all of your school football teams! Be sure to check back in on my blog to see what’s up with me, my and teammates throughout this upcoming season! Love to all of you! Taylor

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