BMHS PrideTime Reporter
The Brien McMahon Cheerleaders are back and more fierce than ever. It’s competition week and our girls are killing it. With many seniors graduating this year, the girls are still pulling it off and making us proud.
On February 3rd, our girls had their second cheer competition of the year held at Wilton High School. Kira Diaz (‘21) says, “My mentality going into the competition wasn't cocky, just confident that i would hit everything and coming off the mat, I was very satisfied with how I performed.”
The girls performed very well, making 5th place in the whole competition. In a cheer competition, you get points for every move you make. But there are many rules to follow. You need to have so many ‘tucks’, flips, etc. to make it to the top. Danbury won first place overall for that day, which the girls say was very well deserved.
On Saturday, February 24th, the girls will go to BEST in Danbury. BEST is the competition that every team goes to before they finally go to States, which is the last competition of the season.
Co-Captain, Zanayia DeJesus (‘19) says, “After the first competition, I knew what I had to fix and clean up. So I was in grind mode every practice. As a team we knew what had to be done, we just needed to put in the effort.”
At the first competition of the season and with 19 teams in total, the team placed 13th but knew it was time to come back stronger. They eventually did, coming in 5th place in the second competition.