Player Profile: Jordan Boltres

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Kate Ryan, Sports Reporter

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Name: Jordan Boltres

Grade: Junior

Sport: Competitive Cheer

How long have you been cheering for? What is your stunting position?

“This is my first year on the team and I am a main base.”

Who inspired you to start?

“A fellow cheerleader, Remy Tittel talked to the coach about me and everyone kept telling me I’d be good for the team so I decided to do it.”

What is your favorite cheer memory?

“Probably finding out we beat Catholic Central. There were a few competitions we were missing key cheerleaders and we lost to them twice. So going into the next competition [against CC] our main goal was to beat them, and finding out we finally did was awesome.”

What is the difference between sideline and competitive?

“I didn’t do sideline, but from what I’ve heard, competitive is a lot more intense and just a different atmosphere.”

What is your favorite round in competitive cheer? Why?

“Round 3 because we stunt in it and do a lot of tumbling which doesn’t happen in the other rounds.”

How do you feel about FHC having their own competitive team this year?

“I think it’s really cool because we are able to show what we can do with the people in this school. We can prove that a first year team can make a big mark on other teams that have had programs for many years.”

What three characteristics do you feel are most important for cheerleaders to possess? Why?

“I would say confidence, patience, and trust, especially when stunting. If one person doesn’t trust the stunt group or themselves, it’s likely that the whole thing will fall. Also, a lot of times the sport gets very repetitive and you have to be patient and willing to do things over and over to be good.”

Why do you want to cheer for high school as opposed to an all star program?

“I have never cheered before, so I think high school was the best introduction to cheerleading for me. It is less intense and just different as a whole.”

What do you think are the team’s best qualities?

“I think being able to adapt to change. We’ve had so many things happen in a short amount of time, so being able to embrace those circumstances and change our rounds to fit the situation is something we have gotten good at.”

Do you plan on continuing cheer through college?

“Ideally I’d love to, but my mind could change so much in the next year so it’s hard to say right now.”

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