Posted on: March 12, 2018
It is becoming a regular occurrence for the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack competitive cheer squad. That is a first place finish.
The WolfPack won their event in Vancouver, BC this past weekend at the ATC Canada Championships.
Thompson Rivers had a final score of 86.7 out of 98 with a 91.26 per cent giving them a total of 90.26 per cent for the one day competition.
That was good but not good enough according to co-head coach Mikayla Levy. “They let their nerves get to them which showed on the scoresheet,” she said. “Despite this, they needed to have a bad run to learn how to overcome it. It’s not easy to do what this team does. Their routine is exhausting they NEED to be strong physically and mentally to be able to perform to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, this weekend they let nerves take over.”
“This year’s competitive team is the strongest yet, they have worked so incredibly hard to be able to have the endurance and strength to complete their high caliber routine. Physically they are not lacking at all. Every athlete who steps onto the mat brings something special to the routine.”
Added co head coach Meagan Blakely, “They did OK. They came in first but they are capable of more. Things weren’t executed to their full potential. They had some of their stunts go where some of their grips were a little off. Results came down to a lower level than we would like to see them. Nothing touched on the floor which was great. They had great recovery were both smart and calm at times of difficulty. But there were nerves that don’t usually exist for them.”
She added, “We have high expectations. They can score even higher than that. We are proud of them but we know they can do better.”
The final event for the WolfPack is the Sea to Sky International in Vancouver April 6-8, 2018.