After a successful 2017 season that included a regional championship and a third-place showing at state, the Hotchkiss High School spirit team is back.
Spirit is one of nine fall sports sanctioned by the Colorado High School Activities Association.
The Hotchkiss High School spirit team will compete this Saturday at the 20th annual Spirit Fest at Elitch Gardens in Denver.
The event includes a variety of cheer and dance divisions, with teams competing for 2018 season passes to Elitch's.
Ten girls from Delta County recently brought home two national-level cheerleading awards. The Diamond Team of Grand Mesa Cheer, comprised of 10 athletes ages 10-18 years old, competed at the XtremeSpirit Battle Royale National Championships in Las Vegas, and brought home an award for Best Tumbling, as well as being named the National Cheer Champions.
The Hotchkiss High School Co-ed Cheer Squad performed well again at the Colorado State High School Activities Association state spirit competition, held Dec. 9 at the Denver Coliseum. The team of two boys and 14 girls placed third in the 2A/3A Co-Ed division cheer competition.
Two Grand Mesa Cheer teams traveled to Boulder for the Xtreme Battle Royale Cheerleading Competition Jan. 30.
The teams are coached by Kristine Weiszbrod and Stephanie Rapozo. Theresa Rankin is the tumbling coach.
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