By Kaitlyn Gilmore (´22)
On February 10, the Competitive Cheer Team returned from competing in the Universal Cheer Association (UCA) National High School Cheerleading Championship at ESPN Wide World of Sports in the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. They came back 5 days later on February 10 after having competed for 3 days. They placed 13th in traditional with an 88 and 11th in-game day out of 40 teams in the U.S.
Over the course of the three-day competition, they competed in the Small Varsity Non-Tumbling Traditional Routine and the Small Varsity Non-Tumbling Game Day. Teams get scored based on their skills in stunts, jumps, clarity, and diction in their cheers, accuracy of formations, execution, and impression.
Additionally, the team earned the title of National Game Day finalists for the second year in a row.
According to the team's Instagram page, it is something they “never even thought [was] possible” two years ago. They also said, “We have never been prouder to be a Viking & this team will always be remembered”.
While in Florida, the team of twelve girls had their annual team dinner and game of bowling at Splitsville in Disney Springs before heading out to complete the following day.
Mrs. Baguchinsky said, “They’re just a really good group am dinner and game of bowling at Splitsville in Disney Springs before heading out to complete girls. They really get along together well.”