The Desert Ridge Jaguars Varsity Cheer Team traveled to Anaheim, California this passed week to compete in the USA Spirit National Championships. The young ladies on the team have battled through injury and other adversity throughout this years competition season. Head Coach Christine Shea said, “I told the kids as we were going through the season, to keep working hard, stay focused and good things will happen.” And boy did they ever!!!! Friday evening, the Jaguars learned that their “Small Varsity Show Cheer Advanced” Team had advanced to the National Championship Finals being held on Saturday afternoon. The Girls put on an absolutely phenomenal performance in the Finals, that won them the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!! Click here to see the performance!
Coach Shea had this to say – “I am so proud of these young ladies. They put in a tremendous amount of time and work into this and earned this National Championship. We battled through injury and various up and down moments all year but these ladies persevered and came through on the biggest stage at the biggest moment. We had Zero Deductions in the Championship performance and absolutely nailed it. Again, I am so proud of these young ladies and am so happy for them. When we finished the girls were so excited and emotional, because they knew they would soon be crowned National Champions, it was so awesome to see.” Congratulations to each of these young ladies on the team – Katie Timmerman, Lauren Ludlow, Tatum Hatley, Addison Bodell, Sasha Gonzales, Emma Sanchez, Tayler Truman, Maya Romero, Mikaily Hayes, Andie Turinsky, Kaylee Montoya, Aaliyah Garcia and Addison Livingston.
Moments after being named National Champions, Coach Shea asked the girls what they were going to do next…. click here to see what the girls responded.
The Jaguar Stunt team also competed in the National Championships, and had a solid performance and a top 10 Finish! Congratulations to the girls on our Stunt Team – Emma Sanchez, Maya Romero, Tatum Hatley, Tayler Truman, and Kaylee Montoya.
Congratulations Jaguar Cheer! We are very proud of you! You cheer for us, now it is our time to cheer for you! Go Jags!