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Waldorf Hosts Competition

By: Victoria Carra

Sunday, Feb. 26 2017, Waldorf cheer hosted the first competition in school history.

The Waldorf cheerleading team took on Ellsworth Community College in a dual at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Waldorf took first place with a score of 71 points with Ellsworth trailing, scoring only 61 points.

The team had went to Freemont, Nebraska the week before and had taken third with a score of 63 points. Midland University had taken second place by only one point taking a score of 64 points, and Briar Cliff took home first with 65 points.

“The team improved so much between our first competition to now,” said Tyra Brown, one of the captains of the cheer team, “I was so impressed by the girls, and it was a great way to end the season. I am excited to compete next year and to be a senior.”

Waldorf cheer was supposed to compete earlier in the season, but due to injuries they had to push back the season. This did result in their first ever home competition, and brought in a big crowd. The competition reigned in over 100 views to the live stream.

Sophomore Madison Stenerson was unable to compete due to injury. “It was kind of sad not being able to compete with the team,” said Stenerson, “but I loved watching them grow and get better. They used the first competition as a learning experience and made a lot of improvements.”

With this being the first year of competition for the team, they are unable to go to post season, but have made plans to work hard in the off season. They are also working on recruiting to build the team and compete with 15 next season.

“My goal for next season is to take our team to Nationals,” said head coach Kalea Wilson, “I truly believe that we have the talent and dedication to get us there.”

The Waldorf Cheer 2016-2017 season ended with the dual against Ellsworth, but the team will be back on the sidelines for football season coming this fall.