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Corry cheerleading wins first cheer competition

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Cheerleaders during their pyramid at competition.

On Saturday November 4, the Corry cheerleaders traveled to Punxsutawney to compete in their very first cheer competition. The routine requirements were to have a cheer and music portion but the routine may not exceed two minutes and thirty seconds. That time includes: stunts, two dances, a cheer, standing, and running tumbling. With only eight practices, the cheer team managed to pull out a win, beating the Punxsutawney and Johnsonburg Varsity Cheer teams. 

This team, coached by Coach Mya Grubbs and Coach Bobbi Jo Kafferlin, was open to anyone who made a team, JV or varsity, last spring. When coach Grubbs was asked how she felt right after the performance she said, “I was very confident in the squad and I knew that we would place well.”

When one of the cheerleaders, Angelica Cressley was asked the same question her response was, “It was a little shaking and nerve-racking but I honestly think we did really well.” 

Along with the routine part of the competition, there was also an individual jump-off. Four of Corry’s cheerleaders (Kyla Frisina, this reporter, Angelica Cressley, and Kirsten Snyder) participated. No one from Corry won, but it was still a great experience for all who chose to participate. 

Eventually the awards were called and Corry won first place, making coach Grubbs “Excited and proud of the squad and the effort that everyone gave and very excited for the future of Corry cheerleading.” She also encourages any readers interested to “Look for information on upcoming cheerleading tryouts and hopefully there will be a future for competitive cheerleading in Corry.”

If you are interested in this, you can also keep up with how they do in the Erie showcase November 19. The Corry cheerleaders will be performing for many college scouts to watch. Good luck to all the cheerleaders participating!

Names of girls who participated in the competition:

Emily Greenawalt, this reporter, Angelica Cressley, Kyla Frisina, Vonneece Hayes, Mackenzie Davis, Maddie Gustafson, Lexi Heiser, Erica Fisher, Ayla Richardson, Hallie Graves, Taylor Holby, Ava Whitely, Kirsten Snyder, Kirsten Schaaf, Sarah Snyder, Brooklyn Taylor, Addy Lilley, Mady McKinsey, Izzy Corbett, Cheyenne Eastman

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Kenzie Knight
Kenzie Knight, Reporter
Kenzie Knight is a freshman first-year reporter for the Corry Beaver Tales student newspaper. When she is not writing and working on the newspaper, Kenzie enjoys dancing, cheering, and hanging out with friends.