Bring It On In It to Win It

  • Directors: Steve Rash
  • Producers: Wayne Morris, Charlie Lyons, Armyan Bernstein
  • Writers: Alyson Fouse, Elena Song
  • Genres: Comedy, Sport
  • Actors: Ashley Benson, Michael Copon, Cassie Scerbo, Jennifer Tisdale

The West Coast Sharks Cheerleading Squad, led by Carson (Ashley Benson), are attending Camp Spirit-Thunder where they’re confronted by their arch-rivals, the East Coast Jets Cheerleading Squad, led by Brooke (Cassie Scerbo). Both squads are fierce rivals because each is the best on its respective coast; however, the Jets have beaten the Sharks at the annual Cheer Camp Championships for the previous three years in a row.

On her first day at camp, Carson meets and hits it off with Penn (Michael Copon). They trade phone numbers, neither knowing the other is a member of their arch-rival squad. When Carson eventually does find out that Penn is a Jet, she gives him up although she really likes him. This is an allusion to the 1961 film West Side Story. Penn is like Tony, belonging to a gang called the Jets. Carson is like Maria, belonging to a gang called the Sharks.

As part of the Camp Spirit-Thunder ritual, the West Coast Sharks are given the Spirit Stick, a “special” cheerleading item that they have to guard fiercely. Carson agrees to watch the Spirit Stick when her friends leave for a poker game, but she forgets about it when Penn arrives to ask her out. They go to a nearby amusement park and spend time together, notably riding the Double Dragons (Dueling Dragons) at Universal’s Islands of Adventure) rollercoaster. At this time, Penn confesses his darkest secret to Carson: he forced his team to raise money for him to go to the camp so that his father wouldn’t find out he is a cheerleader.

The end credits feature clips of the cast dancing “all over the world”, while the singer Ashley Tisdale, who is sister of Jennifer Tisdale, performs her single “He Said She Said”.

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