The Pitch

Cheer takes second place in new division

Back to Article
Back to Article

Cheer takes second place in new division


Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






On Saturday, Nov. 14, the WJ cheer team competed in their county competition and took home the second place trophy.  The squad was coming off back-to-back championships in division three, and it was their first year competing in the more competitive division two.

Senior captain Dounia Benahmed said the team worked especially hard to prepare for the higher division.

“[We] incorporat[ed] more tumbling, more jumps. and much harder stunts in our competition routine to completely max out our points on the score sheet,” Benahmed said.

Junior captain Simone Sober agreed that the cheerleaders raised the stakes this year.

“I definitely think we are more motivated this year to prove to everyone that we belong in division two,” Sober noted.

The team of 29 performed an original routine complete with stunts, cheers and dancing to a mix of songs all by pop icon Beyonce.

“One of our coaches, Vanessa, mixed the music herself. All of the girls love it because it’s Beyonce themed, so it really helps pump all of us up when we’re performing and show some sass,” Benahmed explained.

When it was announced that WJ had clenched the second place spot, the crowd erupted in cheers, and the team was clearly elated.

“My favorite part of competition is when we cheer to the crowd and everyone gets excited,” Sober said.

The historic win ends the fall season for WJ cheer, and the girls will now transition into their winter season.  There’s no doubt they will continue to bring the noise and keep WJ cheering.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
0
0
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Cheer takes second place in new division

    Sports

    The 5 Biggest Surprises of the 2018-2019 NBA Season

  • Cheer takes second place in new division

    Sports

    Ice Cats mid-season review

  • Cheer takes second place in new division

    Sports

    Does UCF deserve a shot?

  • Cheer takes second place in new division

    Sports

    Athlete of the issue Q&A: Swim and dive star Julien Musel

  • Cheer takes second place in new division

    Sports

    Will Alabama football ever be taken down?

  • Cheer takes second place in new division

    Sports

    Swim and Dive enters new season with high expectations

  • Cheer takes second place in new division

    Sports

    Spencer Mahne leads WJ basketball with newfound leadership

  • Cheer takes second place in new division

    Sports

    WJ indoor track begins season with Ed Bowie Classic

  • Cheer takes second place in new division

    Sports

    NFL continues to face controversy around domestic violence

  • Cheer takes second place in new division

    Sports

    College football’s six bowls: What to look for

Navigate Right
The site for news at Walter Johnson High School- 6400 Rock Spring Drive, Bethesda, MD, 20814
Cheer takes second place in new division