Utah State Cheer Club Sport Competition
Mar 20, 2015 01:29PM
● By Catherine Garrett
The Juan Diego Catholic High School cheer team placed third in the Utah State Cheer Club Sport Competition held recently at Salt Lake Community High School. The squad revamped its routines throughout the year to accommodate injuries and athletes leaving the team at various stages of the season. “I really feel the team came together and worked hard in order to qualify at regionals and take third at state,” head coach Anne Degreef said. Junior Tristyn Hamel defended her 3A state jump off title from a year ago, while seniors Rylee Snarr and Emma Mendez captained the 20-member squad made up of selected athletes from Juan Diego’s varsity, junior varsity and sophomore teams. At the region meet, the team placed second in Varsity Co-Ed and third in Sideline/Timeout Dance. Also on the team are seniors Isabelle Tatum, Ashton Gately, Kennedy Pullan, Sarah Liebrecht, Morgan VanDerSluys and Domonic Lopez; juniors Maddie Goldberg, Ashley Nagel, Amanda Kruse, Christian Snarr, Alex Lopez, Devin Johnson, Christian Hernandez and Hallston VanDerSluys; sophomores Makayla Lund and Mady Gough; and freshman Leandra Lemon. Degreef was assisted on the coaching staff by Danielle Degreef, Brent Degreef and Alissa Degreef.