DVSS Cheer Team earns second first place finish
The Drumheller Valley Secondary School (DVSS) Dynos Cheer Team competed at Mount Royal University in Calgary for the annual Stampede City Showdown competition on Saturday, March 17.
They were recognized for both place finish and sportsmanship.
“The team did very well, finishing first in their level at 91.10 points,” coach Marquita McNeice relayed through email. “They were up against two other teams but were also short three teammates so coming out on top was awesome.”
The Dynos also won Hit Zero pins at every competition they attended this year. Hit Zero pins represent a flawless routine exhibited at competition level events.
“This means that they performed with no deductions, which is a big feat,” said McNeice. “They were also mentioned for their amazing Sportsmanship, cheering on every team and person that came to the mat.”
The team will be representing Drumheller at Provincials in Lethbridge on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15.
“The team has steadily improved and are going into Provincials with a great score,” said McNeice. “We will be competing against more teams so it will be a tougher competition but we just want the team to go out and have fun – all the rest first is a bonus.”
Although the end of the current season is near, the coaches are already preparing for next year’s season.
“Our cheer season will be over after Lethbridge but not for long,” noted McNeice. “We’re already planning for next year.”
The DVSS cheer team pose for a group photo after winning first place at the Stampede City Showdown at Mount Royal University in Calgary on Saturday, March 17.