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Practice Pays off at the Mid-America Center

Skutt Catholic’s cheerleaders sweep at their first competition

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Picture of Skutt Catholic's Varsity cheerleaders warming up

Picture of Skutt Catholic's Varsity cheerleaders warming up

Photo by Dawn Hagge

Photo by Dawn Hagge

Picture of Skutt Catholic's Varsity cheerleaders warming up

Emma Brisbois, Staff Reporter

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Over the weekend of Nov. 20, 2017, Skutt Catholic’s cheerleading team was victorious in two divisions at their competition at the Mid-America Center. The girls placed first in the Small Varsity Non-Tumbling division and in the Game Day division.

Game Day consists of a series of dances and cheers that simulate what being at a game is like. The teams are scored on crowd-leading and whether or not their routine looks put-together. Small Varsity Non-Tumbling consists of a series of stunts and motions put together, with some type of crowd-leading cheer in the middle. Teams in this division are scored on the difficulty and execution of all parts of the routine.

Over the month leading up to the competition, the team battled various injuries, having to make major adjustments to the routine just one week prior to competing. “It’s hard to explain how proud I am of our team to win first place in both divisions and get a bid to Nationals,” said sophomore Sophia Dreessen. “We overcame so many injuries and have so many new people who are stepping up and making our team work together extremely well,” Dreessen said.

The cheerleaders executed two zero deduction routines, which is a feat never before accomplished by any cheerleading team at Skutt. “I was so nervous to perform both of the routines,” said sophomore Briar Braddock. “We made a ton of changes, and I was nervous I wouldn’t be able to remember all of them, but thankfully we competed well.” Braddock continued. The team’s high score earned them two bids, or invitations, to the High School Cheerleading Nationals, which are held in Orlando, Florida in February.

“It feels like we never do good at first competitions,” said Senior Shelby Koory. “We always just fall all over the place, but this time we didn’t. It was such a good confidence boost for the rest of the season, and I can’t wait to see how we do,” Koory said. The Skutt Catholic cheerleaders’ season will begin at regionals on Dec. 3, 2017, in Kansas City. The team will again perform their Game Day and Small Varsity Non-Tumbling routines in hopes that they will earn more first place titles.

The first competition left the girls instilled with confidence as they await their upcoming regionals. Overall, it seems that the SkyHawks’ season is off to a good start. Hopefully, this momentum will carry them to a good place on the Nationals floor and another state title.

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Emma became a member of The Flightline in August of 2017. She is a junior this year involved in cheerleading and show choir. Outside of school she enjoys going to concerts. You can email her at [email protected]

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