Winner Area competitive cheer team took second place at the Gregory Invitational on Saturday. The girls were two points behind Platte/Geddes. “We really could have taken home the top spot except for a small deduction,” said coach Val Ewing.
“Overall, for our first competition I was really pleased with how the girls did. We never feel ready for this competition but it feels good to get the first one done and let the girls get the nerves out,” said Ewing.
The coach noted the team has a few new girls who have never been in competitive cheer before. Some of them have only done cheer as a club and it is a little different.
Winner competed against Platte/Geddes, Gregory, Dakota Valley and Wagner. “We get to see most of these teams quite a bit and it is always great competition and it is good for us to see them from the start.”
Ewing added it is good to get feedback from the judges to see what they like or do not like and what the girls need to improve upon.
“We have some little things to fix and some stunts that need changed but all in all it was a great competition. Looking forward to a wonderful competition season,” said Ewing.
The next meet will be the Winner Invitational on Sept. 9. “We would like to see the community come out and enjoy the competition and cheer for their hometown girls in both cheer and dance.”