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Mustangs Cheer And Drill Teams Secure Victories

Mar 13, 2015 01:49PM ● By Greg James

Herriman cheerleaders support school activities and won the state cheer competition. Photo courtesy of Courtney Thomas

Cheerleaders and drill team members never get a break. At every game or assembly at Herriman High School you can see them performing or leading the team’s fans in cheers.

“A cheerleader’s most important duty is to support the school and show spirit. We wanted to put school spirit before competition. It paid off because we won region and state,” Mustang cheer coach Courtney Thomas said.

The Mustang cheer team took first place at the 2015 state cheer competition Jan. 31 at Salt Lake Community College. They competed in the all-girl division this season, a change from last season when they were a co-ed team.

“Co-ed is very competitive, but there are many more all-girl teams. It was fun to make the jump this season into that division. In high school cheer the competition often becomes number one, it should never be that way. We are here to cheer on our school and these girls have done a great job of that all year,” Thomas said.

The Mustang drill team, the Mastenas, performed at halftimes and assemblies during the school year. They also won Region 4 and placed third overall at the state drill competition at Utah Valley University.

The Mastenas took third in Military routine and second in kick routine at the state competition.