2017-08-03 / Front Page

Young squad promising as Tiger cheerleaders gear up for competition


W-W Tiger stunting cheerleaders shown above are Madison Gunter (main base), Tycoriah Danner (side base), Makiah Tanner (backspot), and Samantha Harkins (flyer). W-W Tiger stunting cheerleaders shown above are Madison Gunter (main base), Tycoriah Danner (side base), Makiah Tanner (backspot), and Samantha Harkins (flyer). After a successful summer cheer camp, the W-WCHS Lady Tiger cheer team is gearing-up for a highly anticipated season of competition and half-time performances.

“Cheer camp went well. We tried out a new program with United Cheerleading” coach Brittany Guin said. “We lost six seniors last year, and we don’t have any seniors this year, so we have a really young squad, so they’ve taken a lot onto their shoulders, and done really well.”

With the help of trainer Marquise Strong with United Cheerleading, the Lady Tigers not only received choreography training, but learned new, intensive stunts and skills in preparation for this year’s competitive season.

Coach Guin praised the team’s talents, exclaiming, “they have risen to each new challenge, and have really impressed me.”

The first competition for the cheer squad will take place in September, but Guin confidently stated that she foresees a highly successful year, with the possibility of placing well in sectionals and other competitions.

“Things are more difficult this year, but the girls are already hitting difficult stunts, so I can see them moving past the bar they’ve already set for themselves,” Guin said. “They’re really young, but also really dedicated, and that’s something I can push and work with.”

Guin, who also went through the Tiger cheer program as a high school student, returned to teach and coach in Washington with the intent of continuing to build up a strong program for the student athletes.

Now in her second year of teaching and coaching, an encouraged Guin expressed, “the girls keep getting more and more talented each year,” as she looks forward to the future of Tiger cheerleading.

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