Cheer has ‘growing experience’ in state showcase

Cheer has ‘growing experience’ in state showcase

Jenks cheer gave some a sneak peek at their state performance Monday in the cheer room.

The cheer squad held a state showing where they got the chance to perform their state routine in front of an audience for the first time. The crowd was dismal in size compared to the one they’ll face this Saturday at regionals, but the number of people still made nerves run high.

“We came out and we saw a lot of people and we froze a little bit,” Lacie Newman said. “We just need to go out Saturday and show them the confident routine we know how to do.”

After the performance, it was clear to the girls what needed to correct heading into Saturday.

“I think we need to improve on just getting in front of a crowd and not doing things differently than we do in practice,” Hadley Streich said. “Keeping things the same when we’re in front of a crowd and when we’re not.”

Though the routine wasn’t executed the way they know they can execute it, they understand the importance of this practice run.

“We had some nervous jitters in us but I think this was really good for our team so we can get out there on Saturday knowing what to expect more than if we hadn’t done this,” Streich said. “I think this was a good growing experience even if it didn’t go the way we wanted. We can take knowledge from this performance and use it for other performances.”

Jenks will perform at regionals this Saturday at Union High School. Class 6A performances will start at 3:45 p.m., Jenks is set to begin at 4:09 p.m.

Hayden Tucker

Hayden Tucker is the Sports Editor and Director of Media for the Jenks Tribune. He has three years of experience in newspaper journalism before joining the Tribune. Tucker was born in McAlester, then moved to the Oklahoma City area in 2010 where he lived for nine years prior to moving to Jenks.

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