You’ll see them on the touchline cheering their team on under the ‘Friday Night Lights’. To quote Bring it On, “Friday nights are like practice.” Cheerleading is an essential part of any sporting event. They set the tone for the fans and the team playing on the pitch or field. The Pulaski County cheerleaders work very hard on the sidelines and in the classroom.
In Kentucky, our cheerleaders are some of the most elite in the country. From the 24-time national champions University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, and from our small town of Somerset, Kentucky, Pulaski County High School.
Saturday, November 5 Somerset High School Briar Jumper competed with 34 other teams for the Region 6 Championship. Somerset High School sent two teams to the regional championships, Medium All-Girl and Gameday Large. Pulaski County Middle School is also in the All-Girl Middle division. Southwestern competes in the All-Girl Small division.
Somerset took home the crown in the All-Girl Medium division. The top three in Region 6 are Somerset, Pulaski County, and Scott County. Somerset has a score of 92.10, Pulaski County 87.00, and Scott County 73.45. The top three teams will go to the state championships on December 10.
Somerset, Pulaski County, and Southwestern cheerleaders do something cheery every day, whether it’s practice, games, or fundraising.
Members of the Somerset region championship team are seniors Blakeleigh Helton, Preslie Skidmore, Bre Smith, Grace Bruner, and Kate Bruner, juniors Makayla Blankenship, Grace Thompson, Cameran Mathias, and Jenna Combs, sophomores Adyson Bradley, Kylee Wilson, Audrie Kiser, and Whitney King, freshmen Brooklynn Cooper, Lily King, Savannah Fuson, Sophie Barnes, and Claire Thompson, and seventh grader Madilyn Brooks.
Gameday group Somerset finished 4th in the Gameday Large division with a score of 84.40 with the crown falling to Rockcastle with a score of 89.70.
The gameday team consisted of seniors Mackenzie Fisher, Kayleigh Bartley, Chessy Huff, and Lexie Barnes, juniors Devin Davis, sophomores Macie Merrick, Maliya Brinson, and Lexie Stephens, freshmen Kaia Stigall and Eliza Stewart, eighth graders Hannah Garland, Jami Rogers, and Sarah White, and seventh graders Kinsley Cooper, Jaycee Cothron, and Kallie Cook.
Somerset was coached by Beth Bruner, Christy White, and Kelsie Pitman.
Southwestern was coached by Amber Bryant.
Pulaski County High School was coached by Aislynn Frei and assisted by Jaala Taylor, Jason Keogh, and Jeremy Taylor. The Pulaski County team consisted of Trinity Hughes, Morgan Whitis, Madalyn Baker, Taylor Brown, Emma Langford, Brylee Perkins, Ella Robinson, Kadi Reed, Lexi Werth, Adilynn Frei, Haylee Pack, Lily Vitatoe, Jasmine Gover, Brooklynn Nuckols, Ava Lawson, Hannah Smith, Jarissa Webb, Holly Roberts, Savannah Smith, Bailey Hughes, Elise Gillum and Stacey Wesley
In the All-Girl Small division, Southwestern High School finished runners-up to the region and they will head for the state as well. Southwestern team members are seniors Kaylee Black, Alyse Smiddy, and Kiley Jo Jones, juniors Kady Parker, sophomores Laila McKee, Maddie Walden, Maddie Flynn, Olivia Goins, Bryanna Ellis, Adison Black, Vyiona Vlopi, and Regan Melton, and college students new Eden Edwards, Tariel Emerson and Realena Souders.
Pulaski County is quickly becoming a beacon for cheerleaders and these young ladies are working really hard. Good luck to all these teams in the state championship on December 10th.
What culture is cheerleading?
Cheerleading is a uniquely American cultural phenomenon. Like jazz and baseball, cheerleading originated in America. Read also : Justine Lindsay, believed to be first openly transgender NFL cheerleader, opens up about joining Panthers. Soon after the start of cheerleading, cheerleading became a nationally recognized symbol invested with cultural significance.
Where are the most popular cheerleaders in the world? The southern United States (including Texas) is usually considered the heart of modern cheerleading, although its activities are well established throughout the United States as well as overseas, having gained a foothold in countries around the world.
Is cheerleading an American sport? And that does little for soccer players.â€ Unlike soccer, however, cheerleading is not officially recognized as a sportâ€” neither by the NCAA nor by US federal Title IX guidelines.
What is the ideal weight for a cheerleader?
Lowry: The average girl is between 4’11 and 5’3 and weighs between 95 and 125 pounds. On the same subject : Cowboys-Seahawks photos: Peyton Hendershot gets helmet knocked off, players infuriate fans and more.
Is weight important in cheering? As long as you can hold your own weight, it doesn’t matter your size; if your base struggles to keep you on your feet, they need to exercise more to gain more strength. There’s nothing in cheerleading that should make you feel the need to risk your own health.
What is the most difficult position in cheering? What is the most difficult position in cheerleading? Many would argue that the most difficult position in cheerleading is base. Every action requires a solid foundation to be successful! The base should have a solid footing, a solid grip, and be able to catch flyers at any time during the routine.
What is the weight limit to be a flyer in cheerleading?
The flyer must be agile and must be significantly lighter than the base. The base must be able to toss the flyer in the air, maintain the action in the air and then catch the flyer on its way back to the ground. Read also : Clinton Community Tigers Cheerleaders Named Best Team Spirit at Event. Thus leaflet weight can vary between 85 lbs to 115 lbs.
How heavy is too heavy to be an aviator? For the base or backspot, you should be fine as long as you are fit (regardless of body type) and not unnaturally fat. For flyers, there are no exact figures. From what I witnessed in high school, most flyers were ~125 pounds or lighter, especially since we were competing in a girls-only event.