Ancaster’s Tia Maria Bontis is a national champion.
The seven-year-old Bontis is a team member of the Cambridge-based Cheer Sport Megamouth Sharks who won the Canadian Cheer Evolution National Championships mini-level 2 division in Niagara Falls on April 13.
The cheer event features competitions in several age groups (mini, youth, junior and senior) with six levels of difficulty. Athletes compete as individuals and in teams. The Megamouth Sharks scored 133.9 points to claim their title. The second place team had 126.5 points and the third place team had 117.3 points.
More than 360 teams from across Canada and the U.S. competed for national titles.