Savannah’s Cheerleading Squad Takes 2nd

In a VERY long day, Savannah’s cheerleading squad earned a second place in the regional cheerleading competition. Her squad competed in the normal category. There was also an elite category where more stunts, tricks and stuff are done.

Unfortunately, this whole event seemed extremely disorganized and haphazard. It was very frustrating for Sean and I and many, many other folks that were there. They were intolerably behind schedule. We were told to be there at 12:00 for Savannah’s competition. It was 2:15 before they actually performed. The venue for the competition also was very short on parking spaces and seating spaces for folks. Quite a few folks were grumbling while we were there.

I don’t have a clue what they were thinking because each squad was given 2 and 1/2 minutes for their performances. They then put 10 – 15 minutes between each performance. There was much more down time than actual cheer time. They also gave periodic 20 minute breaks that went closer to 30 minutes. It should have been a lot easier to predict the performance times than they did. Since most of the time was down time, it should have been really easy to control and stay on schedule.

Of course, the competition wasn’t put on for me. The girls seemed to quite enjoy the downtime between performances as they played dance music and the girls all got up and danced during the breaks. In truth, it seemed more like a giant dance party for a few hundred girls than a cheerleading competition.

Savannah did really well and pulled of her stunt nicely. She smiled well and was easily heard in the crowd. The whole squad did much better than I expected. Suzanne is the coach and had some issues with a few of the girls this year. They seemed to pull together nicely for the competition. Savannah was quite content with a second place finish.

So, football and cheerleading are done for another year. We get our Saturdays back, but will miss watching the kids compete.