PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, January 23, 2013

SB Dons Cheer Team Win Cheer Competition

This weekend the Santa Barbara High School Dons Cheer Team won first place in the USA Regionals held at Agoura Hills High School in Ventura County in the Varsity Show Cheer Novice Division and first place in the High School Intermediate Stunt Group Division reinforcing their bid qualification for USA Nationals in both categories to be held in March in Anaheim.

Since last week, the Dons Competition Cheer Team took first place in its show cheer division defeating a total of ten schools and the stunt team took first in its division now defeating eight schools.

Today’s and last week’s wins are a testament to these athletes,” commented SBHS Athletic Director Joe Chenoweth. “These dedicated athletes work hard to master their techniques and it shows.”

Though the team qualified last week, we came to Agoura prepared to compete hard and win,” said Head Cheer Coach Jenn Lemons. “Now we need to prepare for CheerPros next week and continue training for Nationals.”

Santa Barbara High School Dons are defending regional champions and the current nationals champion for its division. The USA Regionals is a series of competions in which high school teams throughout the Central Coast and Southern California compete over a five month period for the national championships to be held March 15-17 in Anaheim.

Santa Barbara Dons Varsity competition cheer team includes 32 team members and the stunt team has five members.

In addition to the role as ambassadors of Santa Barbara High School cheering at the schools athletic events, the team commits to more than 10 months of training for these competitions. The team relies on fundraising efforts and sponsorships to support their program costs. SBHS cheerleaders and their families are thankful for the support of any alumni and sponsors that support the team.

To follow this season’s competition please visit: sbhsdons org.

For more information contact Easter Moorman at 805-455-2559.

Santa Barbara Dons Cheer Team

The Santa Barbara Dons Cheer Team will be going to Anaheim for the USA Nationals in March.

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