The Lausanne Lynx cheerleading team made Lynx history this weekend, returning home with Lausanne's first state championship in cheerleading.
Competing against 13 teams in the small varsity game day division, the Lynx scored a 91.2 out of 100 to capture the title.
Lausanne was the smallest team in a division that had teams that ranged in size from seven members to sixteen members.
"We traditionally compete in the small varsity game day division," coach Jessica Quintus said. "State does not offer a division without tumbling. As a non-tumbling team, that could be intimidating but the girls did not let it phase them at all. They beat teams more than double their size."
The purpose of the game day division is to simulate a real game situation. One of the judges gave the team the best compliment they have ever received, saying “they didn’t look like they were competing. They looked like they were at a game with genuine excitement.”
For the team and Coach Quintus, this is a huge accomplishment that showcases the team's hard work. However, the team has its eyes on a bigger prize.
"This team continues to tackle every obstacle set in front of them with confidence and grace," Quints said. "This was a huge win for us and a very important stepping stone on the road to nationals!"
Held on February 7-9, 2020, the Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA) National High School cheerleading competition is the most prestigious national cheerleading event in the country. Held in Orlando, teams have to first qualify at a UCA regional competition to earn a bid to nationals. The Lynx punched their ticket to Nationals by winning their division at the regional competition at the Landers Center in Southaven in October.
"With every practice and competition, we accomplish what we set out to do. With this mindset, there is no limit to what this team can achieve," Quintus said.
Way to go, ladies!
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