Varsity cheer gears up for new season

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Varsity Bulls wait for their name to be called at awards at the Hereford Invitational. They won third place at home and first at Dulaney.

Molly Szymanski, Joe Inglisa, Katie Salko, and Claire Sperber

According to Judge Lindsay Posner (’20), the perfect competition routine has these qualities: “difficulty’s high, execution is… straight up, hitting scales, tumbling’s clean, loud cheers… energy’s high on the floor.”

The varsity cheer team is already diving head first into a new rigorous competitive season. Despite only being a matter of weeks in, they’ve already taken home two wins in back-to-back weekend competitions. On Saturday, Jan. 13, the Bulls won third place at the Hereford Invitational they hosted and first at the Dulaney Invitational yesterday afternoon.

“We realized we had a competition on our own turf, so it was our turn to step up to the plate and make our school look good,” cheerleader Carissa Mileto (’20) said.

The team is relentless still, and hope to take another title tomorrow evening at Patapsco, where they’ll be competing against some of the most highly ranked teams in the state.

“Kent Island is the team to beat,” Coach Jennifer Erline said.

Kent Island varsity cheer are the 2016 Winter State Champions, and they’ll be competing at the Patapsco invitational as well in the same division as the Bulls.

“I feel like in cheer, we aren’t gunning towards each other,” Nya Bennett (’19) said.

They’ll be at Patapsco High School tomorrow at 6 p.m. in their third competition of the season, hoping to take home another title.