CASPER – The Wheatland High School Spirit Program had a successful learning year at state spirit. After altering the routine Monday at the showcase WHS Spirit Program placed fifth in CoEd stunt beating Thermopolis and Evanston in the 4A division. The team also competed in Game Day, a new category of competition for Wyoming Spirit. Although no deductions were received, the team did not receive a high placing and the comments recommended more props such as flags and other materials to heighten their scores for next year. The judges did express their enjoyment of the teams precision, energy, and technique through the routine.
The team performed in mismatched uniforms this year choosing to focus on purchasing safety equipment such as mats instead of new more uniforms. Coach Evans asks for community support using #safetyoverskirts to help raise awareness during fundraising events as this program does not receive funding from the school for these materials.
“I have a group of athletes who prefer to be safe and buy necessary materials for their learning and skill development rather than the clothes they are wearing in front of one thousand people,” explained coach Catherine Evans. “They are advocating for team safety and the future of this program. I’ve never been more proud of them. Thanks to them soon we will have a first place program because of the sacrifices they made this year.”
If anybody has any questions on what they can do to support the development of this program, or students interested in joining the squad for next year, please email: [email protected]