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CCHS cheer among best in nation

Mar 28, 2022 10:20PM ● By Catherine Garrett

By Catherine Garrett | [email protected]

The Corner Canyon High varsity cheer team won the bronze medal in the Medium Varsity Division I Category at the National High School Cheerleading Championship Feb. 11-13 in Orlando, Florida. The junior varsity squad finished fifth overall in the Small Junior Varsity division. It marks the third year in a row in which both teams finished in the top five at nationals.

“Our only goal going into the national championships was for both teams to hit their routines as putting our best out there is the only thing that we can control,” said head coach Whitney Lunt. “The girls absolutely blew us away and accomplished this goal. Varsity hit a perfect routine in preliminaries to skip the semifinal round and go straight through to the finals, where they hit for a second time. JV competed in all three rounds, and though they had minor bobbles, they also did not have any stunt falls in any of their routines—that’s pretty remarkable and we are super proud of them!”

Those on the 2021-22 Chargers varsity team, who were second at the state championships held at Salt Lake Community College Jan. 22, are Avery Adamson, Reagan Alleman, Brooke Barney, Lizzie Boyle, Ella Duffin, Lauren Easton, Jessica Flores, Shannon Gillespie, Annabelle Harris, Zoe Kener, Sophie Kennedy, Ashley Macievic, Brooklynne Nelson, Ella Nelson, Paige Rees, Olivia Sharp, Jade Winkel, Danika Wood and Kylie Wood.

On the state champion junior varsity squad are Sienna Carlsen, Jordyn Cromar, Bailey Davis, Cambreigh Dykman, Kiki Howard, Ellie Keys, Gretel Kinnersley, Macie Lewis, Bridgette Marsh, Brooke Miller, Kenady Parkin, Olivia Quick, Christine Schmidt, Kennedy Scott, Bella Shelton, Ava Silkman, Brinklee Tebbs and Ellee Wilder.

“They were absolutely amazing and so fun to watch, and we could not be more pleased,” Lunt said, noting that varsity’s routine and division will air on ESPN this spring.

Lunt has been assisted by Kyler Schofield and Bria Bowthorpe and choreographer Cameron Larsen on the coaching staff this season.