The Cape Central cheerleaders enter the 2020-21 athletic season with renewed commitment to not only supporting the Tigers’ athletic teams, but also improving elements of their performance that will entertain those that appreciate their work.
Head coach Patricia Wamble welcomed back 16 returning letter-winners to this year’s squad. This is definitely a benefit as the team looks to open the year on a strong note. “We have added a new assistant coach in McKenzie Wright, whose specialty is stunting,” Coach Wamble mentioned. “We’re really looking forward to improving our stunting skills and working better as a team.”
And the results have already shown. On August 10-11, the squad participated in an at-home NCA (National Cheerleading Association) camp. Wamble said the team came away with several awards. “We received the Stunt Safety Award, the Technical Excellence Award for Jumps, the Herkey Team Award, a bid to NCA’s High School Nationals, and a Special Event Pass.” In addition, Lydia Strickland, Amya Burton, Alyssa Rueseler, Evie Frazier, Kaylei Sterling, and Kayla Overbeck each received All-American recognition.
Despite losing nine letter-winners to graduation, the team is in a great position despite all the obstacles they’ve faced. “Due to COVID, we will not be able to have our Little Cheer Clinic during football season,” Wamble said. “If things improve, we may consider having one during basketball season. We also hope to have our Teacher Appreciation evening during basketball season.” The fact of the matter is, this team has already persevered before the school year has even started.
So this year, as the Tigers battle the opposition, don’t overlook those who are urging them on, never wavering in their support. The CHS cheerleaders will never give up, and are always there with a smile and encouraging word.