Every year this team gets better and better
Please allow me the space to comment on the performance of the Carbonear Collegiate Sentinels Cheerleading team at the provincial competition on June 6 at the Jack Byrne Arena in Torbay.
The event was hosted by the Newfoundland and Labrador Cheerleading Athletics Association.
Carbonear Collegiate had actually reached the highest division in cheerleading in the province and I am absolutely proud of them. They were the only high school team in the province to enter the Level 4 division and I know they worked hard for that.
They worked from November until June to learn their stunts, put together their routine and get ready to compete.
They practiced three times a week and even included an early morning, before school, practice. The team was made up of 32 individuals, including one male, Adam Butt, who took the MVP award at the competition.
Their routine consisted of dance, jumps, gymnastics, and of course stunts. You can view a video of their competition routine at t he foll o w i n g : http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=50 9597510&v=app_2392950137#!/video/video. php?v=10150205444720704
The Sentinels placed first in the Level 4 division. It was two different firsts for them - it is the first time this team has actually entered in the Level 4 division, and it is the first time they have ever taken first place at the provincial cheerleading competition since they started competing in 2003.
This was also the first year that Carbonear Collegiate had a male cheerleader, and we are very proud to say that he received MVP for that competition.
It is a very big deal to the team and as a coach I am completely proud of everything they did and accomplished.
I have coached this team for nearly four years and each and every year they get better and better and every year I am proud of the team.
It is sometimes hard to coach a team from outside of St. John’s because sometimes we don’t have as much as the teams in the capital city, or what they can take advantage of, like gymnastics classes, cheerleading gyms and feeder schools.
We basically start from the basics because of that and to be the only team in the province to reached Level 4 is a huge accomplishment. Sabrina Jenkins
The Carbonear Collegiate Sentinels Cheerleading team placed first in the Level 4 division at the provincials in Torbay last month.