Timmerman shines as Bulldogs place fifth at Bethel Invite

By Jacob Knabel on Feb. 5, 2022 in Cheer

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. – In a largescale, two-day event, the Concordia University Competitive Cheer team produced its highest score yet this season. Ultimately, the Bulldogs placed fifth out of 11 teams at the Bethel College Thresher Invite that was contested in North Newton, Kan., Friday and Saturday (Feb. 4-5). Each of the 11 teams were given the opportunity to compete three separate times, including once on Friday and twice on Saturday. Place finishes were awarded based on each squad’s highest score on Saturday.

Concordia’s Thresher Invite Scores
Prelims – 76.65
Day 2, Rd 1 – 72.97
Day 2, Rd 2 – 73.2

Clatonia, Neb., native Shelby Timmerman played a starring role for Head Coach Mandi Maser’s squad. Timmerman and company achieved a score of 76.65 in Friday’s preliminary round. That total is a season high for a team that has been the best so far in the young program’s history. The event allowed the Bulldogs to see some of the nation’s top competition. St. Ambrose University (Iowa) took first place with a score of 90.76 while Oklahoma City University placed second with a score of 89.36.

The Bulldogs defeated the likes of the University of Saint Mary (Kan.), Friends University (Kan.), Kansas Wesleyan University, Williams Baptist University (Ark.), McPherson College (Kan.) and Baker University (Kan.).

Said Maser, “The cheer team impressed us a lot this weekend. They received their highest score thus far for the season and kept their confidence high while competing against teams that consistently compete at the national level each season. This team has a ton of potential and is committed to making this season the best yet for Concordia Competitive Cheer.”

The Concordia competition team on Friday and Saturday included the following student-athletes:

·        Brooke Duerr (Warren, Mich.)

·        Kaitlyn Foley (Lincoln, Neb.)

·        Brenden Ingram (Kearney, Neb.)

·        Victoria Perry (Shelby, Neb.)

·        Sabrina Reed (Crete, Neb.)

·        Liv Rogers (Ashland, Neb.)

·        Tyler Scholz (Lincoln, Neb.)

·        Elizabeth Schultz (Seward, Neb.)

·        Gabi Stein (Prosper, Texas)

·        Kathryn Taylor (Oklahoma City, Okla.)

·        Shelby Timmerman (Clatonia, Neb.)

Next up on the schedule for the Concordia Cheer and Dance teams will be the York College Invitational next Friday (Feb. 11). The event is slated to get underway at 5 p.m. CT from York, Neb. Maser and the Bulldogs will also soon be preparing to host the Concordia Cheer & Dance Duals on Feb. 19.