Storm All-Star Cheerleaders, based out of Lehighton, attended a National Cheerleading competition in Ocean City, Md. April 4-5.

Storm had three teams participate in the competition. The Flurries, a Tiny level 1 team consisting of girls ages 3-5, and Thunder, a Youth level 1 team consisting of girls age 12 and under, were both named National Champions.

Lightning, a Junior level 2 team consisting of girls 14 and under, placed second. The National Champions received a National Champion bag and all three teams received trophies.

Storm All-Star cheerleaders start practicing in September and compete in at least six competitions throughout the region.

This year's competitions included: Battle in the 'Burg, Harrisburg; Patriot Pride, Bethlehem; Winter Blast, Emmitsburg, Md.; Shamrock Showcase, Shamokin; Reach the Beach, Ocean City, Md.; and Battle of the States, Hershey.

Storm cheerleaders have earned six first place awards, three second place awards, two third place awards, a Grand Champion award and Best Dance award.

All-star cheerleading is a competitive sport that includes cheerleaders of all ages and skill levels who perform a two minute and thirty second routine consisting of tumbling, stunting and dance.

Storm All-Star is looking to form a Senior team with cheerleaders 18 and under, as well as continuing to grow its Tiny, Youth and Junior teams.

For more information, send an email to, contact Marybeth Long at (610) 462-1566, or go to Storm All-Stars on Facebook.