Recently, the Nogales Cheer Team attended the JAMZ Nationals Cheer and Dance competition.
On Friday, February 21st and Saturday, February 22nd the Lady Nobles competed in Las Vegas, Nevada at the JAMZ Nationals, where they became National Champions.
On Friday, the first day of Nationals, the team performed their first routine, which was show cheer. The routine consisted of stunts, jumps, tumbling and dancing. With this routine, the team hit zero. Hitting zero means they got zero deductions. To congratulate them on getting zero deductions, the JAMZ staff rewarded them with a pin that says ‘You hit!’ in big letters.
On the second day of Nationals, the Lady Nobles competed in two different categories: show cheer and performance cheer. They completed the performance cheer first and then show cheer.
The performance cheer routine consisted of the use of props such as flags, signs, megaphones and pom poms. This routine is based on interaction with the crowd. Once again, the team hit zero.
Once the time came, the team performed show cheer for the second day. The first day the show cheer performance was worth 35% of the score and the second day it was worth 65%. The routine hit zero for the second time. Sophomore, Alyssa Gonzales stated she felt excited after the routine hit zero twice. “After we hit zero both days, I was both excited and relieved that the routine was hitting.”
The team then waited for awards. At the Award Ceremony there was a live performance by the JAMZ cheerleaders.
After the performance, it was announced that the Lady Nobles had become JAMZ National Champions. They got called up to the stage to take a picture with the JAMZ cheerleaders and received medals. Later, they went backstage where they were rewarded with jackets.
Coach Natalie felt that by taking this win, the Lady Noble legacy was restored. “The true reward for winning Nationals was not the metals and jackets, but restoring the Lady Noble Legacy. As a coach, my goal was for my girls to feel how I felt when I walked across that stage. These 21 girls brought back Nogales Cheer.”
After all the hard work the Lady Nobles put into the 2019-20 season, they earned 1st place in all the competitions where they were competing. They earned rings, jackets and medals. They continue to keep the Lady Noble legacy alive and are now an 8x National Championship team.