The Outlaw Cheer team continued their winning streak last Saturday, January 4, taking home the first-place trophy from the Cottage Grove Cheer Competition.

Unusual for this type of competition, the judges combined divisions, and the girls competed against several teams that aren’t in their usual group. After getting used to their divisional rivals’ strengths and weaknesses over the years, the addition of teams to their pool presented a challenge the girls don’t usually face until they reach the State level.

The girls improved their overall routine score from the Sweet Home competition where they also took home first place.

Coach Griffy said, “The team had an incredibly strong dance and tumbling performance. Our overall score is the highest we’ve had so far this year. I’m super proud of these ladies.” One of the team captains, Victoria Shelswell-White, went on to say, “I am very proud of the girls for working hard together — the teamwork was strong and there was great focus, which is what led to the team’s success.”

Having two first-place titles under their belt, the Outlaws cheerleaders need only one more first-, second- or third-place title to compete in the state competition in February. The Outlaw Cheer team’s next competition is on Saturday, January 11 at Lake Oswego.