Cheer defeats Doane in season's final home appearance

By Jacob Knabel on Feb. 21, 2021 in Cheer

SEWARD, Neb. – In the final outing prior to the GPAC Championships, the Concordia University Cheer team earned another victory over a GPAC opponent. In home competition on Saturday (Feb. 20), the Bulldogs defeated Doane, 69.60 to 66.30. It marked the fourth home appearance this season for Concordia.

The score represented an improvement from 10 days earlier when Head Coach Mandi Maser’s program hosted a triangular.

“Concordia Dance and Cheer had a good day today,” Maser said. “We came out on top and we have some great momentum going into next week’s prep for the GPAC Championships/Regional Qualifier. Cheer had a solid warmup and hit all of our skills with great execution, but when the time came for us to be scored we had a couple drops in our stunts. We have to take that precision and execute our routine when it counts. We will be back on the mat Monday ready to do what it takes to be on top of the GPAC next week.”

Despite some of the mistakes, the Bulldogs impressed the judges with their overall routine. In dual meets, Concordia is now 3-0.

The competition team for the Bulldogs on Saturday 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, placed third at the Friends University Day of Duals and placed second in a home triangular with Hastings and Peru State.

The GPAC Cheer & Dance Championships are up next. The cheer portion of the event will be held Saturday, Feb. 27 at Doane.