Glenwood Springs youth cheerleaders win titles at national event
The Glenwood Valley Athletics All-Star Cheerleading team brought home several titles from a national competition in Denver this past weekend.
The club competed in the World Spirit Association Rocky Mountain All-Star Cheer Competition, which was held at the Bellco Theatre in Denver the weekend of Dec. 13. The local club competed against a field that included teams from Wyoming, Utah and Montana.
The Glenwood club placed first in the competition in four age groups: Tiny (3 to 5-year-olds), Minis (6 to 8-year-olds), Junior Team (7 to 12-year-olds), and Senior Team (12 to 18-year-olds).
The Tiny team members included: Jake Dingman, Alizzon Gonzalez, Alize Hay, Brecklyn Heuschkel, Nevaeh Schard and Makayla Thurman. The Mini team members included: Natayla Albright, Xladani Bello, Bella Dingman, Alexis Herrera, Colette Jimenez, Evangeline Jurado, Cristina Landeros, Alissa Metrovich, Kaylee Molina, Ashley Montanez, Marie Perez Tajada, Isabella Prough, Andrea Salous and Hailey Young.
Included on the Junior team was Natalya Albrightm Tailyae Albright, Cristina Landeros, Lesley Mellin, Dahfne Mellin Mendoza, Ashley Montanez, Edith Montes, Anyvia Nevarez, Elena Nunez, Lellany Perez, Andrea Salous and Hailey Young. And making up the Senior team was: Jacqueline Ashmore, Rose beattle, Khleah Blorn, Libby Claassen, Mikayla Corgan, Kayce Cudo, Kristin Hall, Bailey Howard, Eleanor Kaufman, Qwynn Massie, Juliet McGill, Jaquelin McGill, Karen Mendoza, Savannah Miller, Jessica Milton, Clarisa Montanez, Jilda Nevarez, Adriana Palma, Linnaeh Petterson, Audrey Steen, Sophia Vigil, Lia Young, Maddy Young and Samantha Young.
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