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Poms goes to State

Saturday morning the Littleton Poms team competed in their state competition at the Denver Coliseum. They performed in front of teams from all over Colorado. Poms and Cheerleaders from 5a, 4a, and 3a levels got together to perform in front of each other.

“My favorite part about yesterday was being able to see all the other dance teams perform,” said senior captain Lesley Guzman.

The girls worked hard all season for the competition. They knew that it would be more challenging for them since the first two competitions of the season for them were not as successful as they would have hoped.

“This season has been a huge challenge and very different from last year but I have enjoyed it for the most part. We had to rebuild our whole team with coaches and all, so starting over can take a ton of work,” said senior captain Katherine Gilmour.

The team not only had new coaches this season but also new team members. Poms gives girls the opportunity to choose whether they want to perform in competitions, as it is not a requirement. There is also no need to qualify for the competitions. 

The girls did not do as well as they would have liked, but they had the support of parents, friends, and the Littleton community as they first got ready to compete.

“We didn’t do as good as we would have hoped, but we did our best,” said Guzman. This competition was the end of competitions for the season, and now the girls have the basketball season to look forward to. They will come up with new dances and skills ready to perform in front of the Littleton students. The next basketball game to watch them perform at will take place at the on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. against the Heritage Eagles.

Pictures provided by Holly Rossman