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By Stephanie Thompson

Dance and cheerleaders take second at state


March 13, 2019

The Green River High School cheerleaders encourage the crowd to get loud. The cheerleaders took second, fourth and sixth at State.

The Green River cheer and dance teams returned home with a few second place finishes at state.

Last week, the Wolf Pack Dance Team participated in the 4A division hip hop dance and jazz competitions, while the GRHS cheerleaders competed in the 4A Division cheerleading competition. The GRHS cheerleaders competed in all three competitive categories, which were all-girl cheer, game day and co-ed cheer.

The cheerleaders took second in c0-ed cheer, fourth in all-girl cheer and sixth in the game day category. Cheyenne South was the cheerleading team to beat this year. They took first-place in all three categories at state.

As for the dancing competition, it would come down to a battle between the best dancers Sweetwater County had to offer. Rock Springs took first in hip hop dance and Green River took second.

In the Jazz competition, Rock Springs took first and Green River took second.

"It felt so amazing to be able to place this high at a state competition," senior dancer Hailey Finstad said. "We worked so hard all year and this finish made it all worth it." 

After receiving their trophies, both teams gathered to take a picture together. They were proud of what Sweetwater County did in Casper. Kelly Walsh took third place in both jazz and hip hop.

Sheridan Sherwin, Wolf Pack dancer, performs in front of a crowd. The dancers took second in both jazz and hip hop at State.

"It was so awesome that Sweetwater County pretty much swept out the dance competition. We have a really close bond with Rock Springs and we love to support one another," Finstad said. "The love we felt from their team in that events complex was like no other. Our county is amazing and it shows how hardworking and supportive our communities are."

As a senior, this was Finstad's last performance with her team.

"My last performance felt so bittersweet. I love this dance program with all of my heart, and knowing that was the last time I would perform with my best friends broke my heart," she said. "I will forever cherish this last performance and know that myself as well as my team left it all out there. I will for sure miss dance and can't wait to see what the team does in the future. My only regret would to be to cherish every moment, it goes by so quick."


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