What a long but incredibly successful day we had yesterday at Lake City High School. Lakeland Cheer came out strong competing against Sandpoint High School in the 4A division, but also competing against three 5A division schools (Coeur d’Alene, Lake City and Post Falls) for the Grand Champion trophy.
Lakeland used to compete. I believe they even won 4A at state about 10 years ago, but they stopped competing regularly until our new coach, Jennifer Bassett, took over last year. She is an amazing and talented coach. Last year was the first year we went to state. We took everyone on the squad…no cuts…and we made them competitive. We came home with a 3rd place trophy for our Co-Ed Stunt Group.
This year we did the same thing. We took everyone and we have a talented and strong team. I believe yesterday we were a surprise to many. We hope that what we did yesterday, with three more weeks to make it even more solid, will help us bring home more trophies this year from State!
Yesterday we qualified all four of our routines to go to State in March! We got 1st place in Pom, Sideline, Stunt Group and Show Routine. Plus we received the trophy as Grand Champion of the 4A/5A division!
We have a large group of seniors on the team:
This is our co-ed stunt group…made up of 1 freshman, 1 sophomore, 1 junior and 2 seniors. Two members of this stunt group were part of last year’s stunt group that won 3rd place at state.
One of the parts of cheer that is so awesome (but some teams forget about when they are in the competitive mode) is the bonds we form with other teams. Our team is very polite and they cheer on even our stiffest competition. A lesson that some of the other schools in the area could be reminded. But one or the teams we found kinship with over the season is the St. Maries team….we are both green and gold…but they also have a heart of gold! Thanks for all the support Jacks! Good luck at State too!
Out of all the pictures of the day…this one is my favorite…..
I am so blessed that I have two girls that get along so well…and now they get to compete together! What a treat for them to look back on later in life!