Long Beach cheerleaders learn from the best


Fresh from their first-place finish at the College Nationals, four members of the College of New Jersey cheerleading squad traveled to Long Beach High School to conduct a stunt clinic for the high school’s varsity and JV cheerleaders on Saturday, Feb. 1.

Tori Breese, Erin McGowan, Kristin Mele and Amanda Nicol demonstrated proper technique for lifts before giving the younger girls a chance to practice and perfect their skills. Working under the watchful eye of their mentors, the Long Beach cheerleaders worked on their stunts, jumps and pyramids.

The clinic was an extension of the work they had done with some of the same college cheerleaders while attending a three-day private camp workshop over the summer. Varsity and JV cheerleaders work under the leadership of coaches Nora Bellsey and Lindsay VanSickle.