Hey fans, we’re on your side. We yell CUJO, you yell pride.”

Most residents in Reed City are no stranger to the cheers that entertain the crowds at football games.  Now that football season is over, however, a lot of fans are wondering what the Reed City Cheerleaders are doing.  The answer, continuing to work just as hard!

Last year, coaches Amanda Powers and Jennifer Warden got the teams feet wet in the sport of Competitive Cheer.  The RCHS Cheerleaders did just a few competitions last year to see how the girls would perform.

This year, they are going all out with their first full season.  Without many local Competitive Cheer teams, the travel has been as far as Grand Rapids at times.  Completing five competitions so far this season, the team has shown improvement in their overall scores.   Each competition has three rounds with different skills being scored.

Although there are 12 girls on the team they compete in the different rounds as smaller groups.

“There are competition multipliers, so there is a lot of strategy with who you put in which round,” coach Powers explained.

Also for the first time in history, Reed City had a MS Competitive Cheer team this year.  They ended their season  taking 2nd place at Evart.

This Saturday, Feb. 4, Reed City will host a competitive cheer event for the first time.

The “Cheer Your Heart Out Competition” will be at the RCMS starting at 10 a.m.  T-shirts will be on sale to support the American Heart Association.  There will also be a station for people to sign up to be organ donors, a program which is near to hearts of the Reed City Community as recently one of their own died tragically but in return saved several lives.