It’s been a great year for the Skyline College Spirit Squad, who took 1st place at the Northern California Championships in Sacramento last month. Last weekend, they became the National Champions in the College Open Pom category at the West Coast Championships in Anaheim! This means that they out-scored all fourteen other teams who competed in their category this year! Congratulations, Spirit Squad!
The Spirit Squad joined the CSM Dance program to perform as fans during the halftime show at the 50th Super Bowl! After many hours of rehearsals, Jalayna Schneider, Hannah Collins, Hikaru Urata and Linda Olmos cheered on Beyoncé and Coldplay from just below the stage!
We hope you caught this week’s two performances at the home basketball games, on Wednesday 2/17 and Friday 2/19.
We’ll be auditioning for new members later in the semester, so keep your eyes out for more information!
Here’s what some of our Spirit Squad members have to say about the experience so far:
“Getting the opportunity to be a part of the Super Bowl 50 Halftime show taught me a lot about organizing a huge group. It takes a lot of work and patience, but when you see the end product, it’s all worth it. It was definitely a great experience being able to share this moment with my teammates!” – Jalayna Schneider, Skyline College Spirit Squad Captain
“Skyline Spirit Squad is one of the few competition pom teams in the Bay Area with awesome coach and supporters, Gary Ferguson and Amber Steele. After coming to the US from Japan in 2013, I have been looking for competition Pom team that I can learn a good technique, such as turns and leaps, and I finally found it!! Although this team was just created last year, we are already like family through practicing hard and traveling for several competitions together. I’m so grateful that I’m a part of this team.” – Hikaru Urata
Article by Amber Steele