Name: Acacia Castro
Position: Base, Backspot, Flyer
Birthday: December 11, 1997
Grade in School: 11th
School Name/Gym Name: Fountain Valley High School/ Pace Elite
Hometown: Westminster, California
Signature Tumbling Skills (standing and running):
Standing,: Cartwheel full
Running: Front through to double full. Front full
Signature Basket skills:
Base and Fly: Hitch Kick Double
Signature Stunting Skills:
Flying: Rewind arabesque to double-down
Base: One man walk up, two man toss hands tick lib
2013: Pace Best All Around Cheerleader; Awarded West Coast King of the Bleachers “Showstopper” for entire competition.
2012: Pace MVP Sr. Co-ed 4, Pace MVP Sr. Variety (dance)
2011: Pace MVP Sr. 4, Pace Coaches Award Jr. 3, Most Inspirational Jr. Pom (dance)
2010: Pace Coaches Overall Award
What makes you a great leader for your team?
Trained by great leaders at Pace Elite, I have been able to take what I have learned and use this knowledge in almost every aspect of life. Whether its all-star or high school cheer, leading by example is extremely important to me, through working hard and putting forth my best at ALL times. I may not be the best at all things, but I strive for my own best and that’s what matters.
Last Summer, was the beginning of my coaching career, demonstrating flying, basing, tumbling, and jump techniques for local high schools during their cheer camps. This year I have been entrusted to coach the Mini Prep team at Pace, where I can pass along the valuable lessons and skills I have learned as an athlete and performer.
What part of cheerleading do you enjoy the most?
My favorite part of cheerleading is the moment when you finish a routine and know that you and your little cheer family gave it 110%. Nothing could make you a prouder cheerleader and teammate.
Do you consider cheerleading a sport? Why?
Just like any other sport, cheer requires certain physical skills and capabilities in order to be a part of it. Aside the physical activities involved in cheer you also compete as any other sport would. So yes, I most definitely consider cheerleading a sport.