Skyline Cheer Team

Felix Alvarez

The Skyline cheer team has been doing amazing this year. They have placed 2nd in show cheer, three 2nd places in sideline, 2nd and 4th in Pom, and two 1st place finishes in co-ed stunt group. ”I think this year is going super well and all of our competitions have been successful. We have worked so hard for our victories and I’m proud to see my team succeed.” said Lexi Mitchel (10). The team starts practices as soon as tryouts are over, they have practice 4 days a week starting at 6am that is about an hour to two hours, they also do tumbling on Fridays from 7-8. ”Practices can always be frustrating but we always push through and hit most everything.” Ashlyn Johnson(10) commented about her practices. This past year however they were not allowed to do stunt cheer until July because of the Coronavirus but that hasn’t stopped them from doing good this year. To prepare for the cheer season the team members will learn 30 cheers and several sideline dances over the summer to prepare for the season, they also will do a week long choreography and cheer camp. At  practices, the team will work on stunts, pyramids, tumbling, learning routines, cheers, and preparing for games and competitions. They will also rehearse their different routines to make sure they are on point for competitions and  will also try to perform at as many halftime shows as they can to get practice in. Cheer coach Paula Ashby says, “We are excited for districts and have steadily improved every competition.” And it shows the team has done amazing this year and have definitely put in lots of hours and hard work, Ashlyn johnson(10) says “Competitions are stressful because you have to put your all on the mat, you only get one shot to prove you’re the best team out of everyone you’re against. The nerves before you get on the mat is what I’d say is the most stressful.” The team continues to prepare as they leave for State on the 18th to compete, and with the amount of hard work they put in this year it looks like it will definitely pay off.