Cheerleaders compete in Wake County competition

Nick Fekaris, Staff Reporter

For the first time in 4 years, the varsity cheer team participated Jan. 24 in the Wake County Cheerleading Competition.

Coach Robbin Faulkner decided to register, believing that the girls, “were in the right mind frame to do so.”

This right mind frame showed through the confidence the team feels in their routine.

“For our first competition in high school, I thought it went really well,” junior Jezika Gunter said.

The team placed 4th in their division, having only one minor fall in the 2:30 minute routine they performed.

“I was really proud of what they put on the floor, what they did and the short amount of time that we got it together,” Faulkner said.

Faulkner does have minor points that the team needs to work on.

“The flow of the routine needs to be a little bit faster and we need to incorporate a little more difficulty,” Faulkner said.

The team looks forward to next year and hopes to bring back a trophy with their name on it.

Despite finishing last in the division, the girls said that they enjoyed the experience. Most of all, they enjoyed the thrill of competing in front of the judges and other teams in attendance.

Junior Rebecca Perry said, “It’s kind of an adrenaline rush, and it’s just kind of an awesome experience.”