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I'm ecstatic to announce University of Kentucky blue squad brought home our 21st college National championship! We got our crown back. It still feels like a dream because we also had the honor of being UCA's grand collegiate champs 2016.
"One little fact this year that excited my heart...Remember when I performed the round off bhs to a "swing under" out to my tumbling pass at Worlds 2010 with Top Gun Large Coed? Well, I loved doing it AGAIN in this year's UCA College Nationals; only swinging it up to our pyramid!" Another favorite fact, we broke our double-up curse. Making it was our most difficult routine to date and I feel blessed to have the honor to be a part of it.
As a junior the older I get, I realize my student days are quickly coming to an end. Reflecting back on my 13 year cheer career, I see how incredibly grateful I am to have been under the wing of two of the most respected coaches in cheer history. Jomo and Victor have had success rippled out beyond the realms of most cheer coaches dreams. I've witnessed first hand how they molded me into a disciplined athlete and given me the strength and confidence to succeed in this super demanding world. They did it within a positive atmosphere in which opened athletes up to exciting possibilities of pushing past all limitations to do the impossible, gravity defying stunts on that "blue mat" we ALL love.
So to the parents, coaches and cheerleaders just starting out and wondering if all the hard work is worth it. It is and you'll see it in years to come. I promise. Dream big and shoot for the moon.
UK will have our spring clinic soon. Please check for updates at ukathletics.com cheerleading. Our tryouts will be the first weekend in May.
- Megan :)