DONALDSON, IN – The Ancilla College Cheer Team competed at the CheerMax Christmas Competition on Sunday, December 4th in Cincinnati, OH where they were named Grand Champions in the School Division.
The team, made up of three sophomores and 15 freshman, took the floor Sunday after being forced to make several last minute changes to perform their 2:30 routine. The 15 athletes on the floor were judged on several categories including technique, difficulty, and creativity of each different skill they performed.
Ancilla saw high scores in the stunting and pyramid category scoring 4 out of 5 and jump category where they also scored 4 out of 5. They captured a 9.1 out of a possible 10 for their overall performance and routine composition and finished the event with only 1.5 points in deductions for routine errors.
With their 1.5 point deduction and their high category scores, the Chargers finished the competition with an overall score of 78.2 out of a possible 90 earning them the highest score in the School Division and Grand Championship.
"I was so proud of how this team stepped up with the last minute changes," said Coach Feece. "In a routine where it takes every person to be able to perform, losing someone; especially last minute, can make it both physically and mentally demanding to have to make changes. They really stepped up to the plate though and had great success because of it."
The Charger Cheer Team will compete for the second time on January 15th in Ft. Wayne, IN at the CheerMax competition.