Cheerleading teams bring honors back from campMembers of the Superior High School cheerleading team attended a cheer camp at the College of St. Scholastica July 20-23 and hosted by the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA).
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
Members of the Superior High School cheerleading team attended a cheer camp at the College of St. Scholastica July 20-23 and hosted by the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA).
Representing SHS on the varsity team were Alexis Archambeau, Holly Bayless, Tay Boykin, Danielle Chisholm, Kaitlyn Corbett, Ellen Hagberg, Alesha Kotter, Becca Sash, Lexi Thompson, Hannah Vollmer, captain Taylor Wahlberg, Jennie Xiong. The varsity girls were coached by Kelli Ritsche.
Junior varsity team members were Carissa Carl, Amber Chruscielski, Courtney Collelo, Mylie King, Brittany Kirschbaum, Kayla Krygowski, Shanya Miner, Kacee Nikunen, Shyann Robidoux, Breanna Rutheford, Helana Semborski, Katie Urbaniak. Amy McCusker served as coach of the JV team.
The varsity squad won a number of team awards, including a bid to the National Championships. The Spartan girls also won the SPOT award, Spirit Stick, Technical Excellence in Tumbling Skills, Champion Chant, Performance Top Team and four ribbons — one white, two red and one blue.
The JV girls also earned a bid to the National Championships and claimed the Spirit Stick and SPOT award. They finished with one white, one red and two blue ribbons.
Individually, both varsity and JV team members earned honors. Nominated for the All-American Team were: Bayless, Boykin, Chisholm, Corbett, Sash, Vollmer, Wahlberg, Xiong, King, Miner, Nikunen, Robidoux, Semborski and Urbaniak.
Cheerleaders who tried out by performed a cheer, entrance and jumps were then selected onto the NCA All-American Team. Making the team were: Bayless, Boykin, Wahlberg and Xiong. Bayless scored the highest on her tryout and was named Top All-American.
Three Spartans also won awards for leadership. Wahlberg was awarded a leadership plaque and leadership pin, and Semborski and Chisholm earned leadership pins.