The Central Vermont Cheerleading Competition took place at Keefe Gym at Rutland Intermediate School Feb. 13. Cara Gauvin, director, coordinated the day's events.
The audience filled the gymansium to its full capacity as it awaited the roster of teams. Excitement permeated the gym with spirit and a heightened awareness of the talent, synchronization, and poise of each team, especially with the onset of the music.
D.J. Vince Allo of Phat Kat Productions entertained and energized everyone with not only each team's choice of music, but also a wide array of current and past popular songs.
The Pittsfield High School Generals from Massachusetts won not only the first place all girls trophy, but they walked away the Grand Champions!
"This was our first time competing in Vermont," said Pittsfield coach Shavelle Dudley. "The states will determine if we qualify for Nationals."
Pittsfield performed with such precision and determination-they looked like pros out there!
Top gun competition followed the team routines and included jumps, tumbling, and junior, elite, and coed stunts followed by the issuing of the team trophies and awards.
The issuing of the awards filled the air with victory for teams and individuals, and the results were as follows: youth division, first Blue Mountain Union; and second, Peak Performance; junior division first, Peak Performance with Blue Mountain Union in second. The middle school division in first was Rutland; second, Mt. Anthony; and third, West Rutland. Winner of the junior varsity division was Rutland, and Poultney High School took the first place varsity coed trophy. The other all girl winners were Mill River, second; and third, Brattleboro.
Order of appearance: Mt. Anthony Varsity, Peak Performance-Open Team Performance, Rutland Junior Varsity, Blue Mountain Union Youth, Fair Haven Union Varsity, Rutland Middle School, Green Mountain Varsity Coed, West Rutland Middle School, Mill River Union Varsity, Peak Performance Youth, Brattleboro Varsity, Otter Valley Varsity, Mt. Anthony Middle School, Pittsfield High School Varsity, Blue Mountain Union Juniors, Poultney Varsity Co-Ed, Peak Performance Juniors, and Rutland Varsity.