Cheer Team: Schuler named team MVP

The Brainerd Warriors cheer team celebrated its season.

Bailey Schuler
Bailey Schuler

BRAINERD — Bailey Schuler was named the Most Valuable Player of the Brainerd Warrior Cheer team at its end-of-season banquet.

Schuler is a four-year cheer team veteran and three-year letterwinner. She was a team captain and was selected as a Minnesota All-State Cheerleader with teammate Lizzy Knutson.

Abby Schuler was awarded the Veteran of the Year award. Other awards went to Brody Schultz (Most Encouraging), Raegen Roberts (Spirit Award), Elizabeth Knutson (Warrior Award for great attitude and work ethic), Indigo Ellstrom-Stevens (Most Dedicated) and Isabell Bednarek (Most Improved and Rookie of the Year).

Letterwinners and state participants were Bailey Schuler, Abby Schuler, Knutson, Brenna Padgette, Bednarek, Roberts, Violetta Kromina, Schultz and Ellstrom-Stevens.

Abby Schuler, Bednarek and Schultz were awarded the Academic Gold Star for grade-point averages 3.75 or higher. Silver Stars went to Padgett, Kromina and Ellstrom-Stevens and Bronze Stars were earned by Bailey Schuler and Roberts.


The Warriors earned the Minnesota State Cheerleading Association’s Regional Academic Honor Award.

Brainerd attended the UCA Nationals in Florida this past spring and fell short by one place of advancing to the finals in both Coed and Game Day divisions.

“This season we had some hard times with having to change our routine several times, however, our small but mighty team came together and fought till the end earning themselves a spot in the finals at the Minnesota State competition,” Brainerd head coach Carissa Ulness said. “Heading into the finals round, I was a bit nervous as we were up against Coon Rapids who had a solid performance and a great season. Coon Rapids beat us at every local competition so I knew going into finals it would be tough for us to win. We prepared for finals, the cheerleaders stepped onto the mat and gave it their all winning the Coed Non-Tumble Division and making school history as the first team to do so.”

Our newsroom occasionally reports stories under a byline of "staff." Often, the "staff" byline is used when rewriting basic news briefs that originate from official sources, such as a city press release about a road closure, and which require little or no reporting. At times, this byline is used when a news story includes numerous authors or when the story is formed by aggregating previously reported news from various sources. If outside sources are used, it is noted within the story.

Hi, I'm the Brainerd Dispatch. I started working a few days before Christmas in 1881 and became a daily paper two years later. I've gone through a lot of changes over the years, but what has never changed is my commitment to community and to local journalism. I've got an entire team of dedicated people who work night and day to make sure I go out every morning, whether in print, as an e-edition, via an app or with additional information at News, weather, sports — videos, photos, podcasts and social media — all covering stories from central Minnesota about your neighbors, your lakes, your communities, your challenges and your opportunities. It's all part of the effort to keep people connected and informed. And we couldn't do it without support.
What To Read Next
The Brainerd/Little Falls Warriors will open Section 8-2A playoffs 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Bemidji.
2 area boys hockey teams hit the ice.
The Northern Lakes Lightning hosts Duluth Marshall
4 area wresting teams hit the mat.