SEWARD, Neb. – While building upon a second-place claim at the Concordia Cheer & Dance Invite this past weekend, the Concordia University Cheer team placed second in a home triangular on Wednesday (Feb. 10). The Bulldogs were joined in the competition by Hastings and Peru State College. The Broncos took first place.
1. Hastings – 67.55
2. Concordia – 66.50
3. Peru State – 50.15
Head Coach Mandi Maser’s squad has now competed in five separate events since the season began on Jan. 13. Concordia’s score on Wednesday came in slightly above (66.50 to 66.18) what it turned in last week.
“Bulldog Cheer had a couple of mistakes tonight that cost us the win over Hastings,” Maser said. “This team knows what it takes to be seen as a top team in a tough conference and tonight’s results put a little fire under them to get back in the gym and hit their stunts.”
Concordia rated highly in its choreography and showmanship, but the stunting mistakes mentioned by Maser will need to be ironed out before the next competition. Overall, the Bulldogs still earned consistently high marks, especially for their pyramids and jumps.
The competition team for the Bulldogs on Wednesday included:
· Kaci Hohenthaner (Council Bluffs, Iowa)
· Brenden Ingram (Kearney, Neb.)
· Danielle Larsen (Omaha, Neb.)
· Kenna Millhouse (Twin Bridges, Mont.)
· Josie O’Laughlin (Winona, Minn.)
· Sabrina Reed (Crete, Neb.)
· Cora Rhode (Fort Morgan, Colo.)
· Isabel Sermeno (Seward, Neb.)
· Kathryn Taylor (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
· Shelby Timmerman (Clatonia, Neb.)
In previous competitions this season, the Concordia Cheer team has won duals over Mount Marty and Morningside and placed third at the Friends University Day of Duals.
The Bulldogs will be at home again on Saturday, Feb. 20 to host Doane. The competition will be staged inside the PE Center Gym. The approximate start time will be 3:30 p.m. CT (or when the women’s basketball game has concluded).