By Carin Kirkegaard; photos courtesy of the RCHS cheer program
Rock Canyon High School’s varsity cheer team finished fourth in the nation and the school’s junior varsity cheer team finished fifth at the National High School Cheerleading Championship held in Orlando, Florida. The team made history as the first RCHS team to make it straight through to finals. The girls also finished 2019 as Colorado High School Cheer 5A State Runner Up and Regional Champions.
Members of the varsity cheer team: Front row (left to right): Sam Goure, Paisley Moore, Lauren Schulz (captain), Aleksa Dyer (captain), Katie Hebert, Bailey Kracke, Morgan Holmes and Emily Everds. Second row (left to right): Tatum Reel, Kara Lencke (captain), Abby Fletcher (captain), Ellie Teal, Dylan Greer, Juliet Abbott and Avery Cutone. Back row (left to right): Coach Darcy Vogt, Sofia Anderson, Head Coach Amanda Mundaca, Bella Albers, Taylor Waskiewicz, Reilly Treadwell, Shaya LeBauer, Elise Rocke, Kaylee Kabza, Coach Nicole Gambatese, Mikaela Warford, Avery Beilstein and Coach Kaitlyn Sexton.
Members of the junior varsity cheer team: Front row (left to right): Abby Catalano, Gigi Rubino, Hayden Berry (captain), Maya Ratner (captain), Chiara Wood (captain) and Abbie Powers (captain). Second row (left to right): Mackenzie Massey, Hannah Schiel, Becca Ratner, Emma Hostetler, Amanda Cesarone, Amiya Sharma, Briannah Miller, Regan O’Reilly, Abby Schriefer and Emma Sheldon. Back row (left to right): Rachel Neeb, Head Coach Connie Schubring, Melanie Scallon, Brie Rickman, Camilla Anderson, Meghan Ruder, Abby Rickman, Cassie Watson, Campbell Zook, Ally Goltl, Sydnee Nach, Katie Watson, Grace Popplewell, Megan Williams, Mia Keller, Coach Ashley Poindexter and Coach Hailey Mosteller.