CSN Cheer Squad Makes History at Nationals

In the world of collegiate cheerleading, history was made as the CSN Cheer Squad stepped onto the national stage for the very first time in their history. Amongst a sea of seasoned competitors from universities across the nation, the College of Southern Nevada Cheer Squad showcased their talent, dedication, and unwavering spirit at the USA Nationals, making a significant impact on the competition.

With nerves and excitement pulsating through their veins, the CSN Cheer Squad embarked on this unprecedented journey, fueled by months of rigorous training, teamwork, and an unyielding passion for their craft. For a squad representing a community college to make their debut at such a prestigious event was already a remarkable in itself.

As they took to the mat, dressed in their school colors and adorned with unwavering determination, the CSN Cheer Squad captivated the audience with their electrifying routine and impeccable execution. Their performance was a testament to the countless hours spent perfecting their stunts, sharpness and synchronized choreography.

Despite being the newcomers, the CSN Cheer Squad held their own amongst the nation’s top collegiate cheerleading programs. Their energy was infectious, their precision was unmatched, and their commitment to excellence was tangible. With every motion and formation, they epitomized the essence of teamwork and hard work.

As the sun settled and the scores were tallied, the CSN Cheer Squad stood tall, achieving a remarkable 6th place finish in their division. This achievement was not merely about a numerical ranking; it was about defying the odds, breaking barriers, and proving that with determination and perseverance, anything is possible.

Captain Dani Bastidos shared her thoughts, “It was such a fulfilling feeling watching the team have fun and accomplish the goals we set for ourselves. So proud of every single one of them”

Their journey to the USA Nationals was not just about the competition; it was about the invaluable lessons learned along the way. Through the trials and tribulations, the CSN Cheer Squad discovered the true meaning of resilience, unity, and the boundless potential that lies within each of them.

Coach Monah Doyle expressed ” Couldn’t have been more proud of this team we set our goal, worked hard and achieved that goal. We waited for this moment, it came and went but the memories will last a lifetime.”

Their success serves as an inspiration to all aspiring cheerleaders, reminding them that dreams are meant to be chased, barriers are meant to be broken, and greatness knows no bounds. The CSN Cheer Squad may have placed 6th at the USA Nationals, but in the hearts and minds of their supporters, they emerged as national champions in every sense of the word.

Captain Mary Jane Lara added, “Competing with this team was unreal. Not only did we accomplish our goal at competition but we became closer as a team. Very proud to be on this team with everyone.”

As they return home, adorned with newfound confidence and a renewed sense of pride, the CSN Cheer Squad leaves behind a legacy that will echo through the halls of their college for generations to come. Their journey is a testament to the power of perseverance, the strength of unity, and the limitless possibilities that await those who dare to dream.

In the history of CSN, this moment will forever be remembered as a significant milestone.—a reminder that with passion, dedication, and unwavering determination, the sky is truly the limit. The CSN Cheer Squad may have competed at the USA Nationals for the first time, but one thing is certain—They have left a lasting impression that will extend far beyond the boundaries of the cheerleading mat. CSN students will continue to achieve, succeed and prosper.

The CSN cheer squad reflected, “Competing at Nationals for the first time was a whirlwind of emotions, both bitter and sweet. Placing sixth out of thirteen universities in the fiercely competitive fight song division was a remarkable achievement, especially considering we were one of the only community colleges in that division. For many of us on the team, this journey to Nationals had been a lifelong dream, something we had imagined since we were kids. Yet, it was also a series of firsts – our first time stepping onto such a grand stage, our first taste of a national-level college competition. No matter what we placed we ate and left no crumbs… periodt!”


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