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Meet The Captains: Cheerleading

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Brendan Moser

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Gabby O’Hara

When did you first begin playing the sport?

7th grade.

Do you want to play this sport in college?

No.

Who was a prominent coach in your sports career? Why?

My coach Josh from the club cheerleading team I competed on at Cheer Factor, because he helped me transition from gymnastics (which I had done up until seventh grade) to cheerleading and learn the different techniques of stunting, tumbling and jumping. He never gave up on coaching me to get the tumbling skill I wanted to get which was a double full.

How do you feel going into this season?

I am excited to compete this year because we have double the number of girls on varsity as we did last year (including seven freshmen), allowing us to perform more intricate stunts and score higher in areas such as tumbling. I am also confident that we will compete well and accomplish the goals set prior to competition season.

What are some goals set for the team this coming season?/How do you plan to achieve these goals?

Some goals we set are to get top three at Bay States, make it to States and get top 3 at States. A reach goal for the team is to make it to Nationals- in order to achieve these goals, our team has to give 100% effort at every practice and to do our routine as if we are competing, every time. I remind the team to put in the effort during practice if we want the results at competition.

Who are some big opponents/rivals? Why?

Braintree, Natick, Whitman Hanson – because year after year they have done extremely well at competitions and it tends to go back and fourth with who gets first.

Do you think the team will make tournament?/How far do you think you’ll make it?

Bay States and if we make it, States. I expect our team perform well as we have been working hard everyday at practice on our different skills and routine.

Does your team have a website or anything that contains pictures, statistics, etc.?

WHS Cheer on Facebook.

Are there any games in particular that you want the Rebellion to cover?

Possibly Bay States in Braintree.

Mia Fraone

When did you first begin playing the sport?

I first began cheerleading when I was in second grade.

Do you want to play this sport in college?

Yes.

Who was a prominent coach in your sports career?

My competitive all star team coach Ashley Gallagher.

What other activities/clubs are you involved in?

I am involved in my All Star cheer team, coaching at Cheer Advantage and the Walpole Youth Cheer program.

How do you feel going into this season?

I feel eager to work hard and excited going into the competitive season.

What are some goals set for the team this coming season?/How do you plan to achieve these goals?

Some goals set for the team is making it to states again and possibly nationals. I plan on achieving this by conditioning hard, running routines until it hits perfectly every time and putting in extra time to solidify skills.

Who are some big opponents/rivals? Why?

Some big opponents are Braintree and Natick, because they are very talented and tend do do well at competition, and we want to beat them.

Do you think the team will make tournament?/How far do you think you’ll make it?

Bay States is coming up soon and we expect our team to perform well and advance to regionals.

Does your team have a website or anything that contains pictures, statistics, etc.?

Our team has an Instagram that is sometimes posted on.

Are there any games in particular that you want the Rebellion to cover?

Bay States.

Tianna Gonser

When did you first begin playing the sport?

2nd grade.

Do you want to play this sport in college?

Yes.

Who was a prominent coach in your sports career? Why?

Coach Elisabeth because she has helped me gain confidence and new skills.

How do you feel going into this season?

I feel pretty good going into the season because our team really works well together, and we have been practicing everyday for months.

What are some goals set for the team this coming season?/How do you plan to achieve these goals?

To make it to states by focusing in practice everyday and pretending like everyday is a competition at practice.

Who are some big opponents/rivals?

Natick and Braintree.

Do you think the team will make tournament?/How far do you think you’ll make it?

Bay States. I believe we will be well because we have 3 invitational competitions before and months of practice everyday.

Are there any games in particular that you want the Rebellion to cover?

Bay States.

About the Writer
Brendan Moser, Assistant Sports Editor

Brendan Moser, class of 2019, is a three year staff writer and Assistant Sports Editor for The Rebellion. At Walpole High School, he plays varsity boys...

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