Pop Warner cheerleaders advancing to regionals
After weeks of hard work, cheering at local games and preparation of a routine that needs to be perfectly delivered in under three minutes the Douglas Tiger Cheerleaders had their moment to compete against teams from all over Sagebrush on Nov. 6. The volume of the event was to such an extent that even with earplugs nothing was to be missed.
Both the Junior Pee Wee and Varsity cheer teams are now preparing for competition at the Pacific Northwest Regional Cheer competition this Saturday at San Jose State University as well as beginning to raise funds for a possible trip to Disney World for Pop Warner’s national cheer competition.
The Douglas Junior Pee Wee cheerleaders competed against the Carson City Senators and Reno Panthers and won the Sagebrush League championship for their medium sized cheer team division. Coach Kelly White had the following to say about the team “This has been an amazing season of building friendships, team unity and hard work with it all coming together for an awesome performance. They are Looking forward to repeating their success as they represent Douglas and travel to their future competitions.”
The Varsity cheerleaders also were victorious in their competition as they competed against the Sparks Wolf Pack and were able to take away the championship for their division. Coach Tasha Hamilton said: “I, myself, could not be prouder of the accomplishments this team has made this year. I do believe that keeping with the core values of Douglas Pop Warner is the key in the success for the girls and even myself as a coach.”
The Tiny Mites showed their Tiger Pride as they performed with amazing spirit full of excitement, smiles and positive memories that will be remembered for a lifetime. Coach Kristen Connolly said: “We are so proud of all of our Tiny Mite cheerleaders. They learned so much this year and it showed on the mat on Sunday. They had a great performance and really showed their Tiger pride.”
Douglas Pop Warner offers full contact football and cheerleading for boys and girls ages 5 to 14.