Lincoln Way North Feeling Rejuvinated in GK School Fit Uniform

Lincoln Way North High School Cheerleaders love the style and comfort of their new GK Cheer uniforms! They are among the many trending teams who ditched their pleated skirts and sleeveless shells for a more practical, comfortable and fashion-forward GK long sleeve top and cheer skirt, and they couldn't be happier! Their Head Coach, Jaime Calby, thought the ordering process was both fast and efficient, and was excited that, "we had our uniforms on time for our first competition." She was also impressed by the quality and comfort of the fabric, a key component to a exceptional uniform.

Lincoln Way North Cheerleaders proudly represent their school in a V Neck Triple Stripe Uniform Top U170L made with Black DryTech fabric to keep them dry and comfortable during performances. This school cheer top also features a beautiful display of Lincoln's school colors, represented with White and Gold Mystique, in an asymmetrical, draping design along the shoulders and sleeves. Gold Mystique cuffs, a LWN logo adorned with heavily packed Brillaince SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, and a single row of Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS that accents the creative upper body lines are small details that add a lot of interest to this elegant cheer uniform. Their matching Black Nylon/Spandex Low Rise 3 Stripe Skirt U723L lends symmetry to this uniform by replicating the triple Gold and White Mystique side lines that shape the uniform top. It also features an elastic waste and built-in spanky for added comfort.

Tired of your old, drab school cheerleading uniform? Shop our selection of GK School Fit Uniforms and start fresh for your next season. GK Cheer Representatives are thrilled to help out with design trends, fittings and pricing so you don't have to go it alone. Take your team to the next level with GK, and we'll make sure that your high school cheerleaders look and feel superb both on the sidelines and in competition.

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Fierce Tinys Compete with Pride in GK Cheer Uniforms

They're small in size, competing at ages three to five, but don't be fooled. These Fierce Tinys from Fierce All Star Cheerleading, have drive and passion - enough to make the competition jealous! These cuties wore a cheer uniform from GK when they proudly tumbled onto the competition floor to win a cheer trophy that stands as tall as they do. Way to go Fierce Tinys!

The Tiny's are all about attitude, and their new cheer uniforms from GK are a perfect match for their big talent. Color tells the story in this custom cheer top and Triple Stripe Cheer Skirt U723. It's a modest style, similar to many of School Fit Uniforms, that lends itself to the use of a bold color combination, such as the Ocean Mystique and Lime Green Mystique stripes represented on the Fierce Tiny's cheer top and regular rise skirt. Against the Black Nylon/Spandex body, these shimmering shades have a brilliant glow that compliments the Silver and Royal Hologram Sequinz logo proudly displayed on the front of the Tiny's cheer top. It's a champion uniform perfectly designed for these fierce divas.

An excellent choice for High Schools, Rec Teams and Tinys, the School Fit Cheer Uniforms by GK is the modern solution to the classic shell and pleated cheer skirt. This line offers quality, 16-stitch count and four-way stretch fabric for durability and mobility, moisturing wicking technology for comfort and updated styling for aesthetics. It's just the formula you need to take your team to the next level.

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Fame Wins Nationals in Sparkling GK Cheer Uniforms!

Meet the Fame Athletics All Star Cheerleaders of San Jose, CA, the 2014 American Masterpiece National Champions!  These athletes excel in every area of cheerleading from jumps and stunts, dancing and tumbling to beautiful smiles and fashion insight. They competed at their national cheer competition in one of our all time favorite cheer uniforms, and they loved it every step of the way.

 

Fame stormed the competition, confident as ever, in their custom cheer crop top and low rise short from GK. Their top is a dazzling piece of art in Black Nylon/Spandex with Ocean Mystique style lines that follow their decorative Black and White Nylon/Spandex star embellishments. Accented with Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, these shooting stars give this square neck cheer top just the glowing element that puts Fame on The Next Level of cheer. Still, that wasn't quite enough for these all star cheer champions. If stardom is the name of their cheer game, then those stars would have to rise to the top, and they did. The back of this ingenious crop top features two sets of triple Ocean Mystique style lines rising from the scoop in their back to the center of the halter design, where the third star rises. Fame's custom low rise cheer short is just as amazing. The bottom of this Black Nylon/Spandex short features a simple continuance of their name, Fame, with athletics neatly embroidered on the bottom corner. The cheer belt is what really blows us away though. In Ocean Mystique with White Nylon/Spandex faux buckle lines, this belt is packed with Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS 360 degrees around the girls' hips.

The men looked just as fabulous in their custom Black Nylon/Spandex top and Black Ponte pants! Their v neck top features the same gorgeous star lit design and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS as the women's cheer top, and their cheer pants are tastefully decorated with an Ocean Mystique tuxedo stripe for a flawless look.

The next level is calling you! Shop our collection of Special Order cheer crop tops, cheer shorts, and men's cheer uniforms today for a look that exceeds all previous expectations. You can't go wrong when you follow int the footsteps of champions. 

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Maryland Twisters F5 wins Best Uniform at Champions League

We are excited to announce that the Maryland Twisters F5 team has won the "Best Uniform" title at Champions League! The Twisters have long been a favorite of GK Cheer, wearing the most up to date, fashion-forward designs, and always looking fabulous. Now their efforts have paid off in more ways than just feeling great during competition because they are wearing the coveted Best Uniform in the sport! Congratulations!

What is it about this GK Cheer uniform that puts it above the other teams' Next Level? Before we decide, let's take a look at each individual element of the design. Afterwards, I'll let you be the judge.

The crop top is a custom design that allowed the F5 team to feminize their athletic team uniform to depict the charm of a regal cocktail garment. Here's how they did it.

Instead of dressing in the classic and very popular Nylon/Spandex or Mystique fabrics, F5 took a risk and chose to present themselves in Black Velvet. This luxurious fabric is plush and soft, and commonly associated with royalty or nobility. In fact, it's so beautiful that it was once a common decoration for royal walls and noble frocks. As with most precious elements, velvet does require a little extra care, but it's a small price to pay for the deep black, luxurious cheer uniform that gives F5 the confidence they need need to stay on top.

The challenge now is to grace this regal fabric with proper embellishments, and what an amazing selection they made. The natural Black Velvet neckline of this gorgeous cheer crop top features a deep scoop neck, but the real neckline is adorned in Black Mesh and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS in varying color tones. Sophisticated garments require jewelery, and that's exactly what these jewels created for F5's all star cheer uniform. They flawlessly drape across the collar bone and shoulder blades with Briliance, Jade and Electric Blue necklace lines. It's a first in cheer fashion, and it's brilliant!

These same Brilliance, Jade and Electric Blue SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS also create an intricate and intriguing pattern along both long sleeves, as well as the right corner of the Black Velvet Low Rise Skirt U701L. If a picture really does say a thousand words, then let's just soak it all in.

Finally, who wouldn't advertise their team on this masterpeice, as Coach Tara Cain calls it? This entire F5 logo is SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS! It's phenomenal! Again, just soak it all in.

So what caught the judges eye first? You be the judge, and remember that next season offers yet another opportunity to have the best cheer uniform in the nation. How will your compare?

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To find out what else the Maryland Twisters surprise their judges with, check out the following related articles: Maryland Twisters are Going to Majors in GK Cheer Uniforms, Maryland Twisters Supercells Make a Statement in GK Cheer Couture  or California All Stars and Maryland Twisters Win at Worlds Wearing GK Cheer!

 

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Top Gun Large Coed Named Grand Champs in GK Cheer Uniforms

Top Gun, known worldwide for their exquisite fashion forward uniforms, certainly hit their mark with their new GK custom design for the Large Coed Level 5 team. The team is composed of hardworking, passionate cheerleaders who are as amazing off the floor as they are on the competition floor. Each member of the Large Coed Team knows that they are role models for the younger cheerleaders not only in their gym, but throughout the all star community. Just this weekend, the Top Gun Large Coed team won their first ever Nfinity Champions League Grand Champions, and was able to raise a total of $12,000 to donate to their charity, The Blue Missions Group!

2014 Top Gun Large Coed Level 5 Back of GK Cheer Uniforms

Top Gun Owner & Coach, Victor Rosario says, "We outfit our Large Coed Team in nothing but the absolute best in performance Cheerleading Apparel.  When choosing GK uniforms, we know that we'll get sewn-in-the-USA quality that other manufacturers cannot come close to achieving."

The Large Coed Team is performance ready in their new custom uniform, which features Black and Gold Nylon/Spandex, Black and Yellow Mystique, Sterling Silver Mystique and Black Mesh and Black DryTech. All of these fabrics have exceptional four way stretch that moves with the athlete no matter how difficult their routine. It’s important that the athletes not only feel comfortable in their uniforms, but also look fabulous. Top Gun chose to emphasize their sleek Black uniforms with hints of Sterling Silver Mystique and lots of Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. GK understands the importance of using only the highest quality of crystals to create an exceptional shine under the competition lights. For that reason, GK only uses 100% SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. The patented nine facet cut crystals with platinum foiling creates a brilliance unmatched in the cheer industry.

Both the male and female JAGS wear similar all-star uniforms, with slight variations to give each gender an appropriate glow. This is a great tip to remember when designing a team uniform for your gym. Where the women's uniform is comprised of Black Mystique, which shimmers in the light, and contrasting Gold Nylon/Spandex accents, the men chose to reverse the application and, instead, use Black DryTech, to represent their masculinity, and Yellow Mystique accents. The combination of contrasting color and fabric selections adds depth to the fabulous design, all while allowing each gender to feel comfortable and glamorous in their perfect fit uniform.

At GK Cheer, we're proud to say that our cheer uniforms are all sewn in the USA, in Reading, Pennsylvania. When you buy your cheer uniforms from GK, you help support American workers with fair wages and good benefits. If you want a fashion forward look like Top Gun, GK is ready to help you design your one-of-a-kind uniform.

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Fierce All Stars Train in GK Practice Wear and are Hard to Beat

Fierce All Stars Cheer and Tumbling of Franklin, Indiana aren't just a team, they're a family! This winter, during one of the coldest weeks of the year, Fierce All Stars lost their gym, home to the All Star cheerleaders, as well as the Special Needs cheerleaders, in a disastrous fire. The fire took out all of their equipment, trophies, banners, mats - everything, except their hope. Although the fire was devastating to team Fierce, they wasted no time in gathering their spirits and preparing for their next big competition.

To help, members of the community held fundraisers, concerts, and set up online donation centers. Now, nearly two months later, the Fierce All Star Cheerleading gym is coming back together, and coaches are calling on athletes to tryout for next season's lineups.

How does a large group of athletes, ranging in age from three to eighteen, unite with ease and grace in time of disasters? Easy. They train everyday to practice as one, compete as one, support and encourage each other, and dress as one. Fierce All Stars train and compete in GK Cheer, all in unison. Their matching Royal Open Racerback Cheer Top CB119 provides them with a comfortable, perfect-fit cheer garment that keeps them cool and dry with DryTech and Techmesh fabrics. Labeled with their team name, Fierce, in Silver Hologram Sequinz, this cheer top is both stunning and practical.

Each cheerleader is wearing black practice shorts of their choosing, and GK offers a wide variety of options, from solid colored cheer shorts to jeweled and Mystique-accented shorts. View our entire collection of cheer workout shorts to find the best fit for your team.

Whether large or small, all teams encounter obstacles along the road to their success. Choose to meet your challenges head on, as a team, by preparing your athletes to think like one. GK's In Stock Practice and Team Wear, custom embroidered or embellished with your team logo is the perfect choice to strengthen the bond that will take you to the next level.

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Joshua High School Soars in their GK Cheer Uniform

Congratulations to Joshua High School Cheerleaders on their recent win at the Redline Championships in Frisco, TX! They took first place in the Advanced Large Senior Division, and looked awesome doing it!

The ladies from Joshua High School performed in V Neck Triple Stripe Uniform Top U170L and Low Rise 3 Stripe Skirt U723L. The top is comprised of Black Nylon/Spandex and features a fabulous asymmetrical, draping shoulder detail in Royal Mystique, lined with Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, and White Mystique. Blue and white triple striping line both the cheer skirt and the uniform top to elongate the cheerleaders' bodies and to enhances the visual effect of their custom applique embroidered, mystique logo that serves as the focal point of Joshua High Schools' cheerleading uniform. It's strategically covered in Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS to light up the stage and to give the high school cheer uniform a hint of all-star style. Complete with built in spankies, the cheer top and cheer skirt combination looks great on these Redline Champions. 

Complimenting the girls high school cheer uni, the boys competed in a GK Men's Loose Fit Polo Shirt L1035 in Royal, paired with our Men's Basic Black Ponte Pant CB900. The choice of men's cheer outfit gives Joshua High School male cheerleaders a comfortable, yet respectable appearance to represent their high school on the competition floor.

Take your high school cheer uniform to the next level by shopping our School Fit cheer uniforms that follow all the school rules while giving you an extended creative outlet to perfect your team's look. Or, go one step further and try a GK cheer leo, which gives you great, creative style possibilities, and full uncompromising coverage.

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Kansas City Athletic Cheer Takes it to the Next Level and Refuses to Go Back!

Kansas City Athletic Cheer fell in love with GK two years ago, and has proudly represented their team in prestigious competitions, such as Worlds, in our GK cheer uniforms ever since. When they earned their bid to another Worlds, their owner, Johanna Lucas, and her coaches decided to take it to the next level and order a custom all star cheerleading uniform. It was this design that they debuted in front of a hometown crowd at JAMFest Kansas City Nationals, and both the crowd and the cheerleaders were enamored! KCAC Coach, Kristin Birdsong, said, "The girls love the uniform so much that they decided to wear it both days at NCA, rather than just wearing it as a day-two uniform. They didn't want to take it off! Even with the strappy back, the uniform stayed in place perfectly during their performance!"

KCAC took their cheer crop top to the next level with an amazing strappy back design that combines sublimated InkTek with White Shadowproof lining and Black Nylon/Spandex with the ladies' natural open shoulder lines. Accents of Radiant Royal Sparkle give this glamorous top a hint of color and a bold logo that Kansas City proudly claims as their own. Let's not forget about the bling! Clear and Black Diamond SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS along the sleeves, and Diamond SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS surrounding the cheer logo give this elegant top the next level glow intended for champions. Coordinating perfectly with the KCAC's cheer crop top, the Regular Rise Cheer Short offers a Radiant Royal Sparkle waist band that creates symmetry between the cheer top and short. In addition, a sleek sublimation design on either side of this fashion forward short blends nicely with the sublimated piece on the crop top for a totally stunning and seamless cheer uniform.

KCAC looks amazing in their custom GK cheer crop top and cheer short! However,you don't have to go custom to be fabulous. Take a look at our Special Order Design Studio where you'll find numerous variations of crop tops, cheer shorts and cheer skirts, as well as the ever popular cheer leotards and one-piece cheer uniforms. All of these design easily transform into a unique design with your team colors and logo. Try it out, and show your competition what the next level is all about.

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River City All Stars Know How Cheerleading Championships Are Won

We just love these cheer fashionistas from River City All Stars in River City! Not only is this team on the next level of cheer uniforms, but they are way ahead of the game. That's why we've officially moved them to the top of our hot all star cheer uniform list! GK isn't the only group looking at River City All Stars either; cheerleading judges have also taken an interest in them. At the UCA Hawkeye Classic, River City All Stars won overall best jumps and stunts, and they were the Champion Spirit Group Midwest Championships, as well as overall youth champions at the CSA Grand Finale. UCA All Star Nationals is up next! 

The River City All Stars couldn't look better in this sleek, modern, special order Off The Shoulder Cheer One Piece Uni U1101. The one piece uniform is a concept rapidly growing in popularity. As you can see, it lends itself to so many design possibilities. Here, River City took a Purple Nylon/Spandex uniform and wrapped it in faux ribbons of Iced Zebra and Black Nylon/Spandex for an animalistic torso design that can't be missed. The same zebra print adorns their asymmetrical neckline and separates the Purple Nylon/Spandex and Black Mesh on their sleeves, creating unique visuals that will stimulate their cheer audience's senses. But the best element of this one piece cheer uniform is the "one-piece!" Throughout River City's routine, while tumbling, stunting and dancing, the girls never have to worry about something falling out of place. It's all there in one stunning, form-fitting, and comfortable package. Add a splash of Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS to the mix, and you have yourself a team of shining, fashion-forward champions. Way to go, River City! You look out-of-this-world gorgeous!

Sometimes it takes a big leap to step outside of the box, but in this case, what awaits you on the other side is a sense of pride and uniqueness that you won't discover otherwise. Take it to the next level with a One-Piece Cheer Uniform, where your glory awaits you. If you prefer a little assistance with the design process, our Cheer Account Managers are always happy to share their artistic expertise.

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New Gym Finds GK Cheer a Breeze to Work With

GK is proud to welcome Velocity Cheer Gym to our list of talented customers who respect and appreciate the exceptional quality and unparallelled design of GK Cheer Uniforms! Head Coach, Audra Bartlett, founded Velocity only recently in 2013, and is already winning competitions. When asked about an essential piece of her business plan, cheerleading uniforms, she'll tell you this. "GK has been wonderful to work with. I love GK because of their sleek designs and their willingness to work with you! Shipping has been fast and prompt. Cheerleading uniforms are made extremely well and they are beautiful. Working with GK has been a breeze. Ashley, my GK Account Manager, has been very accommodating and helps me with whatever I need! I will definitely be using GK next year. I already picked out my uniforms and can't wait to see the artwork! Thank you, GK!"

Velocity outfitted their half year teams in our modest School Fit cheer top, School Fit Triple Wrap Uniform Liner U415L and our Navy Regular Rise Skirt U701, stamped with a Lemon Lime Hologram Sequinz star. The cheer top combines Navy Nylon/Spandex with alternating lines of our bright and fresh Lime Mystique and a clean White Nylon/Spandex to give this simple design a brilliant array of dimension. What's so great about the clean blue pallet of this cheer top bodice is that it lends the White Nylon/Spandex and Lime Mystique Velocity logo with its inlay of Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, an opportunity to pop off the shirt and explore your senses. The younger team wears an entry level, value top,  a Navy DryTech Basic Mock Neck Liner 150 complete with the team's Velocity logo. The girls look fabulous, but Coach Bartlet's next season uniform is already in the works, and it will be better than ever. Be sure to look for her at your next California cheerleading competition.

Whether you're a new gym or a veteran cheer squad in search of better quality and design, make sure you include GK in your search for the Next Level Cheer Uniform! Our knowledgeable Cheer representatives are experienced in coaching, cheer choreography and design. A terrific source of expertise in uniform design and pricing, they will take you to the next level with ease. Give them a call, or order your design online from our School Fit or Special Order selection today.

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Palm Beach Lightning All-Stars Leading the Way with GK Cheer

If you're a Florida Cheerleader, you know all about Palm Beach Lighting. With their name carries a degree of sophistication, earned through hard work, over 250 cheer trophies, 100 National Rankings, and some of the best cheer uniforms you'll ever see in competition. Below, the PBL Cheerleaders proudly model their GK Cheer crop top and skort.

Palm Beach Lighting Cheerleaders are knock-outs in their custom cheer crop top and low rise skort! Just the lightning bolts alone, displayed on their sleeves, are packed with hundreds of Electric Blue and Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS! That doesn't include the gorgeous SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS that sparkle so intensely both in and around their Ocean and White Mystique PBL logo, or on the Black Nylon/Spandex band and woven design on the cheerleader's backs. Someone definately had Cheer Champion in mind when they designed this custom cheer uniform! Creating an electric energy, Palm Beach chose to enhance all this glam with Ocean and White Mystique styling on the arms and around their back. They continued the arm lines down the sides of their custom cheer skort for a symmetrical, glowing look! Fabulous!

A little shine goes a long way. Add our beautiful shades of Mystique fabrics and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS to your GK Special Order All Star Cheer Uniform and enjoy the glow as your athletes perform their hearts out. Don't forget to befriend one of our talented Cheer Representatives. You'll find them at your local and national competitions, sometimes selling, and sometimes coaching. You'll also find them our our US Cheer Account Manager page. Call them for sizing information, accessories, and design consultation. They're happy to help.

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Okeechobee Xplosion S3 Team Glamorously Competes in their GK Cheer Uniforms

Okeechobee Xplosion Senior Girls pose in Florida at their first competition of the 2014 Season. Relentlessly forging through beginning season jitters, this ferocious squad put on their smiles, their awesome GK Cheer Uniform, and competed their hearts out to earn third place. Great job, S3!

Okeechobee competes and looks great in our Special Order Wide Strap Off the Should Crop Top 166. Stitched from Black DryTech, a fabric that is both comfortable and flexible, this stunning cheer top boasts a brilliant display of Gold Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS both on the chest, in the shape of their logo, and on both sleeves, where the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS spell out the team's name. Additional Violet and Gold Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS form gorgeous shooting stars on the opposite sleeve. The eye-catching crystals highlight OXA's tastefully chosen Imperial Purple and Gold Mystique shoulder strap, giving this sophisticated ensemble a glamorous pop of color. For ease and comfort during jumps and stunting, Okeechobee chose a Low Rise Skort, similar to our Low Rise Basic Cheer Skort 7001, with a Gold Mystique waist band and Gold Brilliance SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS lining the sides and forming their team identity, S3, on the lover right corner. The combination is spectacular!

Ready to step it up a knotch? GK offers the most dazzling SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, the best in fit and fabrics and the most stunning designs in the cheer industry. Okeechobee's Special Order Cheer Uniform Top is just one of the many options of easy to design cheer uniforms in our Special Order Design Studio. Check it out today. You won't be disappointed!

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All Star Angels Spread Their Wings in GK Cheer Crop Tops

All Star Angels from Wheeler, Indiana shine proud with their new GK Cheer uniforms with "wings." So far this season the team has gained so many compliments on their unique and shimmering design.

The female athletes chose a custom cheer V neck crop top style in our Black Dry Tech, Cherry Mystique, and White Sparkle fabrics. The top's bold sleeve style lines, star design and cut-out, strappy effect adds a trendy, modern feel to the uniform. Their "A" logo is beautifully finished in our Cherry Mystique and White Sparkle fabrics with a pair of "wings" accented on the sides in gorgeous, sparkling Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. For a similar look in crop tops check out our special order Abstract Vine Sleeve Cheer Crop Top U169.

The cheerleader's custom GK Cheer skort was a perfect choice of comfort and style. This low rise skort features simple side style lines in the same matching fabrics with a bold Cherry Mystique waistband. If you like this skort style, you will love our special order Low Rise Curve Accent Cheer Skort U7000L.

These All Star Angels look fabulous in their sparkly custom cheer crop tops and skorts! You can create a pretty cheer look of your own with our Design Studio today! Don't forget to check out all of GK Cheer's Special Order Designs for some inspiration and various styles you can customize according to your team's colors.

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Lockport Township High School Rocking Their GK Uniform

Our Illinois Cheer Representative, Kyle Gadke, is on the prowl for fashion forward high school cheer teams worthy of and willing to upgrade their traditional cheerleading uniform to one of quality and style from GK. In Illinois, creative uniforms are no longer a question of should we or shouldn't we upgrade, but of how can we 'out-style' our competition. Here's one of his teams, Lockport Township High School from Lockport, IL, who recently outshined their neighboring schools with loads of bling!

Lockport Porters support their school in a custom design cheer top which features their school colors, Maroon and Gold. To give the crowd an eye-catching visual with these understated tones, Lockport accented their cheer top with shimmering Gold Mystique and White DryTech style lines, intertwined with heavily packed clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS on Maroon DryTech. This combination of embellishments and fabrics create dramatic effects while in motion and glisten all the way to the top of the bleachers. Since the girls will wear their uniform both indoors and outdoors, for games and competitions, DryTech material was selected to encompass most of the their top and all of their Regular Rise Cheer Skirt CB701 so this enthusiastic squad stays warm and dry during any performance. Nude shadow proofing supports the white Drytech accents on the sleeves to create a crisp, clean look.

High school cheerleaders are the faces of your school, depicting what you stand for, who you are, and most importantly your pride. Don't settle for second best. Help your athletes raise the bar on school moral by upgrading to a School Fit Uniform that looks and feels superior enough to live in every day. To go one step further, as Lockport Township High School did, make your selection from our Special Order Design Studio. It's time to move to the next level.

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GK Cheerleading Uniforms Motivate Lemont High School Cheerleaders to Reclaim their Title as Illinois State Champions!

Every great success story contains a element of surprise. Without it, the success lacks motivation. At least that's what David Erlenbaugh, Head Coach of the Lemont High School Varsity Cheerleaders believes. And his bold move to support his theory just may have won him the Illinois State championship.

It was the second week in December, time to order cheerleading uniforms for the upcoming competition season. Since Coach Erlenbaugh knew he wouldn't have time to chance the ordering mishaps of the past - delayed ship dates, color mistakes and poor customer service - he abandoned his previous cheer manufacturer and looked, instead, to GK Cheer to uniform his talented cheerleading squad. He knew he could count on Kyle Gadke, GK Cheer Representative and former coaching acquaintance, for assistance. Kyle supplied David with a GK Cheer catalog and the rest is history. Here's how it all went down.

Lemont HS Cheerleaders pose with Coach Bree Grady at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Ill.

"I first fell for the incredible special order designs, thinking, 'why do we need custom Cheer uniforms when these look so great?'  That was a year ago, and we debuted our new cheer unis at last year's state tournament.  Now, I'm not here to brag, but Lemont High School in Illinois is the ONLY team to land on the podium in the 9 years since the Illinois High School Association declared cheerleading a varsity sport, so we are fairly well known. 

This year, Kyle and I got a jump on the new uniform designs a bit earlier.  The designers at GK were incredible to work with, and they  developed 3 different styles. Each one featured it's own great element, and we wanted it all.  So, with the help of the designers we merged the 3 together.  Our theme this year was Fear the Flame, and our logo is inset into a flame.  We missed winning the title by 0.12 points last year and this was going to "set a fire" under everyone to reclaim it. 

During the season, I had decided to tell my cheerleaders that we just didn't have money in the budget to order these custom uniforms (they were surprisingly very affordable!), but that we might get them next season.  With 8 graduating seniors, 5 of which had been on our last championship team, I felt bad for them, but they understood.

Then, without their knowledge, we ordered the cheerleading uniforms anyway (what's a little fib if it's told with good intentions!), in the hopes that they would, indeed, be delivered before we left for our state tournament this year.  We were one of the favorites to win, and if we could debut another new uniform, that could be perfect motivation for the team. 

Without the team's knowledge, the uniforms arrived more than a week before we left. Traditionally, the Lemont coaches bestow small gifts to each of the team members before States. At our motivational meeting the night before the preliminary competition, Coach Bree asked two of the girls if they could help her bring down the boxes of State gifts.  As the rest of the team and I were continuing with our chat, Bree returned.  The talk was getting to a good roll, but when Bree walked into the room, everyone's attention was on her. She opened the door to reveal her two 'helpers' wearing the brand new cheer uniforms, along with perfectly matched custom bows. The entire team screamed in unison! They wanted those new white GK uniforms so badly, many were crying. 

The day of preliminaries arrived and we ROCKED the new GK cheer unis at the stadium!  Even my son (our choreographer), sitting completely across the stadium, lost it when we entered the floor, saying, "Dad, those uniforms are EVERYTHING!"

When we moved up to Finals, our uniforms were, again, a big topic of discussion among competing teams and social media. Even Kyle, our GK Representative, began receiving texts and emails about our uniforms. They are so DISTINCTLY GK Elite!  It was here that my Lemont Ladies performed a FLAWLESS routine, in our FLAWLESS new GK cheer uniforms, to take our FOURTH State Division Championship in six years!"

Lemont Cheerleaders earned and accepted their award in a classic White DryTech, custom leotard and a matching custom, low rise skirt. The cheer leo is one of the hottest trends in high school cheerleading right now because the girls love the fit and comfort of it and the coaches love the creative possibilities that it inspires. In this case, creative flames flowed into the arms of this 'Fear the Flame' leo in the form of intense Navy and Gold Mystique inferno lines that glow with Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. The Navy and Gold Mystique intricate strappy back and the simple design lines in the skirt give this clean uniform an interesting and seamless look that Lemont cheerleaders can look and feel like champions in.

Sometimes the Next Level is just a cheer uniform away. Go get your win! Create your own cheerleading uniform today at our Special Order Design Studio, or contact your local GK Cheer Representative for personalized inspiration.

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