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July 20, 2012

Warren cheer teams finish strong at national competition

By Mark Vest
C & G Sports Writer

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Pictured is the Warren Woods Division 4 cheerleading squad. The team took first place at a recent national competition.

The Warren Woods Division 4, Warren Division 4, and Warren-Berkley Elite Division 5 cheerleading teams had a chance to showcase their skills at the Young Champions National Competition in Indianapolis, Ind., July 14, and each team was awarded a ribbon for their performances.

Warren Woods Division 4 took first place; Warren Division 4 captured second place; and Warren-Berkley Elite Division 5 finished in fourth place at the event.

The national competition caps off a season that is likely to provide a lifetime of memories for both the squad members and their coach.

“It was unbelievable,” said coach Tara Storey-Krolikowski. “They were in shock. There were tears; there was screaming; there was jumping. They were just so excited. The parents were ecstatic, as well. I could not be prouder of them. Every single routine out of the three teams was flawless. They were amazing.”

Storey-Krolikowski hopes that the success her squad members have experienced will help provide them with a belief in themselves — a belief that can be applied to both cheerleading and life.

“Whether they did win first or fourth, or whatever, I hope it gives them a little shred of confidence to push them on the edge to try something new, or try out for high school and maybe make varsity,” she said. “If I can give them even one thing that’s going to help them in their life, that’s all I can hope to be for them.”

Storey-Krolikowski will be holding tryouts for her Division 4-6 squads in September. Anybody interested in obtaining further information can email coachtaramarie@yahoo.com.


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