The Mini Jags (ages five to eight) from CHEER IT UP! defeated nine teams from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri to capture top honors at the JamBrands Groovy Jam held at Tulsa Union High School on Jan. 29th.
The team was also awarded the “Grand Champion award” for Levels 1 and 2, scoring the highest overall score for the event and won a first-place bid to the US Finals to be held at Kansas City, Mo., in April. This will be the second trip to the US Finals for this squad after capturing first place at last year’s US Finals.
Under the direction of Vickie Elliott, the team is coached by Chris Lee and Shannon Fields. Members include Ally Chambers, Anna Fields, Ashya Harris, Sydney White, Kalin Beller, Aubree Baker, Natalie Brooks, Katie Logsdon, Maggie Renfro, Gabby Sosa, Madison McDowell, Xoey Carshall and Nathan Lowrey.
Next stop for the Mini Jags will be Saturday through Monday in Branson, Mo., at the World Spirit Association national championship.
Senior Jags takes top honors at Groovy Jam
The Senior Jags from CHEER IT UP! placed first in their division (Senior Level 4), capturing the “most spirited team” award, the “best choreography-most entertaining award” and a first-place bid to the US Finals at the JamBrands Groovy Jam competition held at the UMAC at Union High School in Tulsa on Jan. 29.
Members of the squad include Brandi Ross, Katie Bowin, Stacy Glass, Cindy Muniz, Elizabeth Quick, Graci Davis, Allison Swepston, Mikayla Corn, Loren Breshears, Mattie Rose, Carly Rose, Mikenzie Peery, Kailyn Carroll and Taylor Deason.
The Jags are under the direction of owner, Vickie Elliott, and the Senior team is coached by Chrissy Stratton Waldhor.