Sioux Valley looks to win 15th-straight title

Courtesy photo: The Sioux Valley competitive cheer team is competing in the Class A State Cheer Competition Friday night in Brandon. The Cossacks have won 14-straight Class A titles.

The Sioux Valley competitive cheer team heads to Brandon Friday night for the 2021 State Comeptitive Cheer and Dance Competition.

The Cossacks have won 14 consecutive titles in Class A Competitive Cheer. They will go up against six teams in the large stunting and tumbling division. There are 22 teams overall.

Sioux Valley has won every Class A State Competition since it was adopted as a sport in 2007.

“I believe this is the most prepared team I have ever coached heading into a state tournament,” said Sioux Valley head coach Casie King. “We have been blessed with phenomenal athletes which has allowed us to fill our routine with creativity and high-level skills.  As always, our main focus is putting a routine on the floor that our athletes can be confident and proud of, and I know they will do just that.  I am always so impressed with the talent and work ethic this group of athletes bring to practice every day and I am excited to watch them go for that 15th title.”

The Class A Competition begins at 5:15 p.m. central time Friday at Brandon Valley High School.

The Cossacks are scheduled to take the floor at 7:19 p.m.

Other area schools in Class A include Deubrook Area and Elkton-Lake Benton. Deubrook is scheduled to start at 6:11 p.m. and ELB is scheduled to take the floor at 6:55 p.m.

Class AA

The Brookings cheer and dance team will also be competing in the State Competition this weekend. The Bobcats will be competing in both cheer and dance.

The dance competition will have three categories: hip hop, jazz, and pom. Schools will be allowed to compete in a maximum of two categories.

Brookings will be doing jazz and pom.

The Class AA Competition is scheduled to begin at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday and the Bobcats are the first ones to take the floor with their jazz routine. They will do their pom routine at 1:25 p.m.

The Brookings cheer team will compete at 2:29 p.m.

You can watch the competition on South Dakota Public Broadcasting or you can attend the adult for $12 as an adult or $7 as a kid.

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