By Kendall Albrecht
Westmont Cheer faced off against their biggest rivals, the Branham Bruins, on Wednesday, April 6 at Wilcox highschool. Stunt games, an exhilarating fast-moving form of competitive cheer, consist of two teams performing the same routine side by side, while judges award a point to the most successful team. A stunt game has four quarters: partner stunts, pyramids and tosses, jumps and tumbling, and combined routines of all three. Teams are given six routines per quarter for a total of 18 routines, one being the easiest and six being the hardest, that they learn prior to and use throughout the season. The team with possession has the opportunity to call a routine that both teams perform. Westmont left Wilcox ecstatic, having defeated Branham 18-12.
Westmont’s Stunt team shows promise with only three games left in the Central Coast Section. So far undefeated, if athletes win the next three games they will head to Sacramento for states, where one team from each of the 10 divisions compete. Previously defeated in close games against Branham, Stunt hopes to finally hang a BVAL champs banner in the Westmont gym. Stunt continues to work even harder, excited by their big win, on the path toward states.