Competition Cheer – AIA Qualifiers at Verrado HS

North Pointe’s Coed Competition Cheer team competed at the AIA State Qualifiers at Verrado High School. Their warmups went flawlessly, the beginning of the routine was superb, but unfortunately there were two stunt drops during the middle. However, the Falcons were able to make a quick recovery and complete their routine with a strong finish. “I’m proud of how the team competed and came together,” said Coach Moore.

Competition Partner Stunt – AIA Qualifiers at Verrado HS

North Pointe’s competition partner stunt team competed for the AIA State Qualifiers at Verrado High School. The warmups went extremely well, and there was only one drop during the routine. The Falcons were able to finish their routine strongly, and the crowd loved their enthusiasm. “The Partner Stunt team worked hard and gave it all they had,” said Coach Moore.

HS Competition Partner Stunt AIA State Championship

On Saturday, January 14th, 2017, Mikayla Shepherd, Kenny Hunley, and Rosie Minkova participated in the Partner Stunt Coed Division 2 State Championship Cheer Competition at Gilbert High School. With Rosie as their spotter, Mikayla and Kenny had a great warmup, and then performed a solid and clean routine, with only one minor drop at the end. The partner stunt team placed 5th and showed major improvement from 10th place at State Qualifiers. “I’m proud of how they have shown their toughness and improved on their routine,” said Coach Moore.

Competition Cheer at AIA State Championships

This past weekend competition cheer team and partner stunt performed at the AIA State Spiritline Championships at Grand Canyon University. This is one of the highlights for our team and we’ve been working hard to prepare for this competition since August. We started of the morning bright and early with our partner stunt. Our partner stunt team is senior Tyler Reddin, junior Mikayla Shepherd, and senior Cody Hampson. They took the floor ready to compete for the last time and go out with a bang! Once the music started Tyler and Mikayla couldn’t be stopped. They hit a perfect partner stunt routine and walked off with big smiles. Our partner stunt ended up taking home 4th place out of 10 teams! Next it was competition cheer’s turn to take the mat. With 10 seniors taking the floor for their last state competition emotions were high as they wanted their last time to be amazing! The seniors lead the team to another AMAZING performance and walked off the mat with nothing but smiles as their last time was one to be proud of. The cheer team was the AIA state coed cheer runner-up. With the combined partner stunt, cheer, and pom scores we were able to take runner-up for the overall division ll coed cheer. 

HS Competition Cheer at USA Cheer Competition

The competition cheer team competed this past weekend at the United Spirit Association Estrella Foothills Regional Competition. This is one of many qualifying regional events on the west coast to attend the largest Nationals on the west coast. In order to qualify for USA Nationals teams must score an average of 75 points to receive a bid. North Pointe cheer has not qualified for a Nationals is several years and it was one of our team’s goals this season to qualify for Nationals. We were just coming off of our State qualifier competition the week before, and had to once again get our minds focused on our goal. We had just one practice with everyone due to injured athletes. None the less the team came together when they stepped onto the big blue competition mat. Once the music started the routine came to life and was much sharper and cleaner than their last performance. The team stepped off of the mat with smiles on their faces as they knew they had just hit a solid routine. Now it was time to wait for awards. We heard our name called and received our first place trophy, but we did not hear them announce our name for Nationals. We left awards thinking we did not qualify for nationals. Upon receiving our score sheets we were thrilled to see our certificate and invitation to attend the 2016 USA National Competition. The announcers simply forgot to announce our name when we received our trophy. “The team’s average score was 5 points higher than it was the previous weekend proving that when we can hit clean, sharp routines we will be rewarded. The team’s new goals are to keep improving their skills on the road to the State championships, and to attend the USA Nationals in California this March,” said Coach Messana.