Cheer’s New Challenges

By Kendall Albrecht

Off to a quick start, Westmont’s Cheer team has begun training new members for JV sideline, as well as prepping halftime performances for both JV and Varsity to perform at upcoming football games. Also starring this season, TCC, or Traditional Competitive Cheer, presents the team with a new challenge. Westmont will exceed previous expectations by competing in two different cheer organizations this year (USA and UCA). “In order to do this,” states head coach Kelly DeBey, “we are dividing our team into Team Red and Team Black. Both teams will compete at the Varsity level.” While Team Black competes for the 1st place Nationals trophy at USA competitions, “Team Red will be challenged to a new level competing at UCA competitions, bringing them to compete against East Coast schools at a Nationals event in Florida,” something Westmont cheer has never attempted before. Get ready to support the cheer team as they represent Westmont from coast to coast!