The Rogers State cheerleading team will soon be heading to Daytona Beach, Florida to participate in the National Cheerleader Association’s College National Competition. Preliminary competition will be held April 12th with final competition on April 13th.
Cheer teams qualify by earning top honors at camp during the summer or by submitting skill videos. The teams perform routines consisting of tumbling, stunting, dance and motions choreographed to music. The routines are 2 minutes and 15 seconds of fast paced displays of skill and endurance. Teams are judged on degree of difficulty, perfection of routine and overall impression.
With hundreds of cheer and dance teams from across the country participating in this prestigious competition it’s an achievement and honor for the RSU cheer team to be there for the first time. Although the cheer team has earned top awards each year at camp they now have the opportunity to take it a step further and establish themselves among the elite competitive programs.
A performance of the routine is scheduled for the public to attend: Monday April 9th in the Bushyhead Field house at 7:00. This is a chance to see the full talents of our cheerleaders as many of the skills in the routine are illegal to perform at basketball games without a mat.
The cheerleaders are coached by Stacy Parish. John “Turbo” Borzok, owner of All Star Legends cheer gym, is the national routine choreographer and coach.