Competitive cheer takes seventh at first competition


This weekend, the competitive cheer team was able to take seventh place at the CCCAM Scholarship Invitational, the first competition of the season. Despite having many newer girls, the Rangers made few mistakes and earned 643.88 points, which was 14 points higher than what they scored at the CCCAM Invitational last year.

The team scored 202.8 points in round one, which consists of motions and jumps, and 181.78 points in round two, which is tumbling, for a subtotal of 384.58. In round three, which is mainly stunting, the team scored 267.3 points but had 8 points in penalties for a total of 259.3 for the round.

There were many athletes who took leadership roles during the invitational: juniors Josie Wagenaar, Elizabeth Hoving, and Meredith Carpenter, and sophomore Enya Burrow. In addition to this, freshman Josie McGuire also stood out during the day; she performed well despite being told she would be competing just the day before.

The Rangers’ next competition isn’t until Wednesday, Jan. 9 at home, where they will compete in the first of three OK White Meets. Last year, the team placed third at this meet.