Competitive Cheer Roundup: Haven cheer falls short at D1 districts

Tribune Staff • Updated Feb 21, 2016 at 11:09 PM

The Grand Haven competitive cheer team couldn’t quite make the cut at this weekend’s Division 1 districts at Grandville High School.

The host Bulldogs (789.90) won the event, while East Kentwood (780.80), Hudsonville (776.74), and Jenison (760.94) also qualified for regionals.

The Bucs finished with a total team score of 649.18, good for 12th overall at the event.

Spring Lake, Fruitport cheer also miss cut

The Spring Lake and Fruitport cheer teams also missed the cut at their Division 2 district competition at Cedar Springs High School this weekend. Kenowa Hills (760.60) won the event, while Mona Shores (746.46), host Cedar Springs (718.92), and Forest Hills Northern (714.80) also qualified for regionals.

The Trojans finished 11th with a final total score of 632.72, while the Lakers finished 12th with a final tally of 620.64.

WMC cheer team breaks school records, advances to regionals

The host Western Michigan Christian cheer team recorded scores of 215.20, 199.62 and 287.50 to finish second overall with a total team score of 702.98 at the Division 4 districts on Saturday. The second round score of 199.62 sets a new school record and the 700-point total is also a program first.

Shelby won the event with a score of 711.98, while Montague (682.68) and Hart (673.66) also qualified for regionals.

“Scoring a 700 is a huge milestone for competitive cheer teams,” said WMC coach Jennifer VanHekken. “It's difficult to do, and really, it's an amazing accomplishment for any team. We would have liked the title of ‘District Champs’, but at the same time, we are just really excited to have broken the 700 mark and be able to head into the regional finals next week.”

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