Rockford Rams Cheerleaders

Rockford Rams cheer season a time for change

December 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

by MARY JO HILLS With a newfound confidence and in true Rockford spirit, the Lady Rams brought their “Time for Change” to the mat in the Competitive Cheer Coaches Association of Michigan Scholarship Invitational at Comstock Park this past weekend. A strong showing from 22 teams throughout Michigan kicked off the 2011-2012 competitive cheer season. The Rams finished fourth with a total score of 741. Less than a month into the new cheer season, the team received a round one score of 217, round two score of 223, and finished with a round three score of 300—scores typically not seen till the end of season for Rockford. Grandville placed first with a final score of 773, followed by Hudsonville and East Kentwood. Coach Dengler commented, “This team is ready to make a name for Rockford Competitive Cheer. The OK Red is stacked with amazing talent. Our goal this season is to break through and be one of the top contending teams in the Red. Our first meet went really well for us. I felt we were scored fairly and the girls were ready to compete. We had fantastic warm-ups for all three rounds and we were able to bring that to the performance mat as well. Yesterday was a great way for teams to perform their new material and give the athletes a chance to shake any nerves off before the pre-conference in a few weeks.” “The crowd favorite seemed to be our round three,” added Dengler. “I received many complements on it after the competition was done, from other spectators that were there and also other coaches. I was so proud of my team when they left the mat after third round. I loved seeing the sense of accomplishment on their faces. We have worked really hard these past few weeks putting three rounds together, meeting all of the requirements needed for each round and making them performance ready! The team also got a chance yesterday to see what kind of competition we are up against this season. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but this team is willing and ready to finish the dream!” With 14 cheerleaders returning to the Ram roster this season, the Lady Rams are bringing a […]

Rockford Rams cheerleaders fight back

February 18, 2010 // 0 Comments

Rockford varsity cheer team of Kayleigh Vanpeursem, Charlye Meuser, Abby Brown, Mattie Ek, Torri Mills, Jordyn Hills, Alicia Spees, Nicole Siderius, Hali Cole, Haley Hegal, Courtney Beals, Alex Schaap, Mariah Sapp, Paige Mather and Taylor Greer compete at the DeltaPlex. by MARY JO HUMPHREYS-HILLS The Rockford varsity competitive cheer team has performed well the last couple of meets. After placing second in front of a home crowd on February 3, they went on to place 12th at the PR meet on February 13 at the DeltaPlex. Rockford was host to nine freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams from throughout West Michigan. The cheer teams performed amazing stunts and acrobatics to astound a packed stadium. The Rockford varsity team scored 224 in round one and 248 in round two to finish with a final score of 768. The exciting PR meet at the DeltaPlex was packed with some of the best teams throughout Michigan. Rockford scored 215 in round one and 237 in round two to finish with a final score of 745. Rockford senior Mariah Sapp, a three-year veteran of the team, is a cornerstone to the varsity squad. Although she is one of the hardest workers, she is also the creator of the “joke circle,” keeping the ladies smiling and laughing throughout practice and competitions. Sapp’s goals are to keep the team improving every day and keep focused on the outcome of the season. “The team has the best attitude, it is so easy to have fun,” said Sapp. Coach Kathy Jo Resseguie remarked, “These ladies want to be here and are a lot of fun to coach. They continue to improve work on scores with a full team back on the floor. This is a great group of athletes who continue to push each other every day. We have seen so much improvement from the beginning of the season until now, and hope the progress continues until our peaking moment. We continue to strive to hit all three rounds at one meet and, when we do, I feel the rewards of all their hard work will be evident.” Assistant Coach Mary Hurt enjoys working with the team and looks forward to refining the routines with a full 16 on the floor for the […]