Glen A. Wilson Cheer has rolled out their new STUNT Team.
Tryouts occurred on Feb. 16 and the team added 19 players to its first-ever roster. Practices are intense, with high-level stretching and movement to inaugurate every 3 days per week run-through.
Coach Denee Easy has a positive outlook on her new team’s progress.
“I am impressed and in awe! [The other coaches and I are amazed by the athletic ability and coach-ability of the athletes selected for the team. We have athletes who have never cheered before who are now doing elite-level stunts and working on advanced tumbling skills. I see great things [in the future] for the Cheerleading program and the STUNT team!”
Head Captain Lyndsey Wong (12) believes integrating her new teammates into the cheer and stunt scene has gone well.
“My new teammates [have been] quick learners and good additions to the program. I enjoy motivating them by using positive mat talk to encourage them to do better and become more comfortable.”
Part of creating a new team means rookies will be a part of the process. Rookie Hannah Esguerra (10) explains her motivation to start a new venture in STUNT.
“I wanted to join STUNT because some of my friends were [already] in cheer and because I missed doing tumbling and [other] tricks when I was younger. [To prepare], I relied on my friends who were on the team already. They really helped me mentally for tryouts.”
STUNT has their first game against Los Altos on Mar. 21 at Wilson.