BALDWIN CITY, Mo. – Graceland University Cheerleading competed at their first event of the year today at the Baker Regional Preview.
Graceland competed twice during the day, placing 4th out of 5 and then 2nd out of 3.
Throughout the competition, teams were scored on partner/group stunts, pyramids, basket tosses, standing tumbling, running tumbling, jumps, choreography, showmanship/general impression, overall execution and overall difficulty.
"For many in this group, it's their first time competing," said Julie Rivera, head coach. "While we have a lot to work on. I'm so proud of our team for their perseverance and spirit, and it is amazing to see leaders emerge as we move forward in the season. This awesome group is funny, smart, hardworking, and so well-rounded on and off the mat. I know this weekend will help them focus and work towards conference this Saturday."
In the first competition of the day, the Jackets produced a score of 57.35. Benedictine University claimed the title with a 66.86.
In the second competition of the day, the Yellowjackets improved their mark, tabbing a 69.7. MidAmerica Nazarene University won the event with a score of 74.85.
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