An absolutely stunning performance brought home the championship for the Port City Athletics Pharaohs!

They are still high off their 2024 D2 Summit Championship in Orlando, Florida. Port City Athletics in South Portland, Maine, is known for being the area's top cheer gym. They have all sorts of classes, including tumbling, gymnastics, dance, and more. Some say the gym has a family-like culture and friendly staff. If you have a kid in cheering, you know that it's a ton of work, dedication, and has great rewards for hard work.


These kids (13-18 years old in Pharaohs) have worked all season long to get a 'bid' (or invitation) to attend these prestigious events. For the 2023-2024 season, all eligible teams at Port City Athletics (Rosetta, Eyecons, and Pharaohs) qualified for the 2024 D2 Summit, and advanced to finals in their respective divisions. Based on their scores throughout the season, Pharaohs earned a full-paid bid from Spirit Cheer Brands in New Jersey.

Check out this amazing performance! You'll watch it more than once!

This year, the 2024 D2 Summit was comprised of:

  • 18,319 athletes
  • 3,082 coaches
  • 421 programs
  • 1083 teams
  • Representing 46 states

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The Port City Athletics Pharaohs (coached by Karly Winslow and Jessica Foley) won the Senior Medium Coed Level 4 division with a score of 98.7333, the 8th highest score across all divisions event-wide. This is Port City Athletics’ 4th championship title (across multiple levels) at the D2 Summit.


Port City Athletics Rosetta, Senior Level 2 (coached by Karly Winslow and Jessica Foley), advanced to finals from the Wildcard/Prelim round with the 2nd highest score of the day, and were crowned Silver Champions in Finals, just shy of first place by .07.

Port City Athletics Eyecons, Junior Level 3 (coached by Karly Winslow and Deanna Curit) advanced to finals from the Wildcard/Prelim round with the 10th-highest score of the day overall, and finished in 7th place for their division.

Want to join the fun at Port City Athletics?


For their 9th season, Port City Athletics will have tryouts on May 22 and May 25 (makeup date). Just head to their website or social media for full details. You can also email Devin Rheaume at Teams are available for all ages and experience levels.

Maine was represented well!

Port City Athletics would also like to acknowledge the following Maine programs who represented the state at this event, as well as Maine Stars Savage5 for taking home the Senior Large Coed Level 5 title:

Cheer Magic All-Stars
Element All Stars
Elite All Stars of Maine
Legend Athletics
Maine Stars
Showtime Athletics
Southern Maine Extreme

Varsity Spirit, a division of Varsity brands and a global leader in cheerleading and dance, proudly hosted the 2024 D2 Summit on May 10-12 in Orlando, Florida, at ESPN Wide World of Sports.

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