Cheer Team: Warriors head into state on high note

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MAPLE GROVE —Brainerd concluded its regular season with a first-place, zero-deduction performance at the Maple Grove Invite Sunday, Jan. 26.

Brainerd posted its highest score of the season.

The Warrior junior varsity team also posted a zero-deduction, first-place finish.

“Having a zero-deduction performance is a goal that both the varsity and junior varsity have been working for all season,” Brainerd head coach Carissa Ulness said. “To accomplish it on the same day together was the perfect way to end our regular season.

“These students have been working hard the last six months to improve their stunting skills.”


Brainerd’s game day performance placed fourth out of eight teams.

“Both teams ended their regular season with an awesome performance and one they will remember for a long time,” Ulness said. “This was what the teams needed to start off their week heading into the Minnesota State Competition.”

The state competition will be Saturday, Feb. 1. Both the junior varsity and varsity compete for a chance at a state title. The varsity goal is to bring home the program’s first state title in the small, coed non-tumble division.

Varsity team members are: Kaylee Sutton, Zach Capistrant, Malia Hermerding, Breanna Frazer, Kaitlynn Capistrant, Eva Harvey, Amber Russell, Julia Goralsky, Amara Ruether, Bailey Schuler, Lauren Goralsky, Quinn Giles, Savannah Roth, Emma Monahan, Gabby Miller and Mackenzie Carter.

Competing on the junior varsity is: Abby Schuler, Myah Ruether, Adrain Gauster, Adriana Oswald, Amy Iverslie, Jessica Smith, Kadynce Tonn, Kiley Hart and Tiffany Borg.

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