GREEN RIVER — The Green River High School Cheer team is setting the bar high for the rest of high school cheer teams around the state.
The Wolves were recently earned a bid to go compete at the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Florida. This is the first time in GRHS history the program has earned a trip to nationals and also the first team in all of Wyoming high school cheerleading history to have such an opportunity.
“Competing at The UCA NHSCC is a huge accomplishment for not only GRHS, but for the state of Wyoming. We are setting the bar for all of Wyoming at this competition being the first team to go compete,” GRHS Head Coach Allison Luna said.
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The team participated in the UCA Virtual Regional competition back in February. A selection committee then determined who earned a spot at the national stage and notified GRHS they had been selected.
“I think that it shows that we are full of so much talent and determination,” Luna said. “We knew with all of the talent on our team this year that we didn’t want to stop at Wyoming State Spirit. We are performing very difficult stunts and have team tumbling, which is pretty rare for a Wyoming team.”
While most cheer teams have ended their seasons, the Wolves will continue to practice a handful of times every week until they head for Orlando on April 22. Before then, they will hold a public showcase on April 13 with tickets for sale to help fundraise and pay for their trip to nationals. Since the national competition is not affiliated with the high school, the team has had to seek funds and donations from outside sources to make nationals a reality.
“We are just very excited for this opportunity,” Luna said. “I just want to say that I am so proud to coach this group of kids. They continue to amaze me every single day on how hard they work to prepare us for nationals. We are excited to go make not only Sweetwater County, but Wyoming proud!”