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Blackhawk Competitive Cheer third in state

March 21, 2012

Bottom Row: Kelly Hamilton, Hannah Lewis, Cathryn Cunningham, Kaitlyn Beacham, Alyssa Gelen, Angel Traynor, and Megan Groat. Middle Row: Brittany Weaver, Mallory Evans, Olivia Parry, Kennedy Hampton, Taylor Wood, Lauren Lyszczarz. Back Row: Asst. Coach Brooke Sharrard, Amanda Johnston, Alanna Carpenter, Rachel Gibson, Ashley Sciba, Bethany Pellerito, Rachel Neal, Hanna Foster, Head Coach Jamie Slot, and Tumbling Coach Scott Quinn.
The Brandon Competitive Cheer team finished third in the State in Division II out of 84 teams. It's the team's fifth consecutive MHSAA State Finals appearance. The team was also Flint Metro League Champions and MHSAA District Champions.

"I am very proud of my team, placing in the top three at State Finals was one of our goals this season," said Coach Jamie Slot. "I have been very fortunate to coach such great young ladies in my program over the years and this year was no exception.This team took on every obstacle that came in our way of achieving our goals and took them head on. They are such hard workers. Not only are they strong athletes, but they have great character, too."

Top athletes on each state finalist team are recognized.

First Team All State: Cathryn Cunningham (12), Mallory Evans (11), and Hanna Foster (11). Second Team All State: Rachel Neal (11) and Alanna Carpenter (11). Honorable Mention All State Team: Olivia Parry (10) and Amanda Johnston (10) .