Cheerleaders compete in a harder competition than they expected
The cheer squadron competed in their first competition last Friday at Weld Central High School. Excited to show off their routine at the first competition of the year, they competed against some of Englewood sports’ newest rivals like Fort Lupton, Fort Morgan, Skyview, and Vista Peak.
“The routine was exciting because so many freshmen are on our team and they have never competed before,” Marissa Coomer (12) said.
While excited for their compitetion, the EHS cheerleaders had a nervous feeling too.
“Before we performed we were nervous but excited, seeing that most of our team was first time competitors,” Jordan Klipka (9) said.
Going into the competition, the squad had high hopes of winning, but once they arrived and saw all the other 5A teams, realized that the routine needed to be harder.
“We tried very hard for most teams at least having five more team members than us, and that we had to completely reconstruct our stunts before league,” Klipka said.
Englewood cheer didn’t make the splash they had intended, but has plans of stepping up their game by the end of the season.
“The team has plans of working on a harder routine for next competition, but still has some persuasion to do,” Carly Sellaro (12) said. “We are going to try to convince our coach to make our routine harder but it isn’t looking good for state. But, we hope to place top 20 in state.”