Bruin Girls push on to state

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Parker Sutherland

Bruin Girls rehearse at the RBHS gym Jan. 26 to prepare for regional competition Saturday, Jan. 28 at Lee's Summit High school. Photo by Paige Kiehl
The Bruin Girls competed at regionals in Lee’s Summit North High School’s 15th annual Dance Invitational Saturday, Jan. 28. The girls received fourth place, qualifying for state, despite having made changes to their routine two days prior to the event.
“The changes were made to make the dance still look good for the competition after losing people due to injuries,” junior Morgan Nuetzmann said. “We needed to change formations for our pom dance but didn’t have enough time to fix jazz since the competition was so close.”
The team has been working since November in preparation for competition, averaging four practices a week and investing at least two hours every practice.
Nuetzmann thought the team performed well despite the hardships the team had to endure close to the qualification stages and said the squad was happy with its finish.
“We did very good today,” Nuetzmann said. “I’m very proud of us for working around injuries and changing things two days before the competition and doing so well.”
Neutzmann said the team has a few changes to make in order to get the best possible place at state.
She had a back injury and was not allowed to participate in the entire competition, but looks forward to being with her team at state.
“It was definitely difficult because I wanted to perform with my team,” Nuetzmann said, “but I knew it was best for me to sit out and not make my injury worse before state.”
State competition will be held at Lee’s Summit West high school Feb. 25 and will feature 16 teams in RBHS’s 6A division.
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