AV Stunt places third at NCS Championships


Cortney Fiske

The entire stunt team together with their coaches after NCS.

Matthew Carter, AVT EIC

Amador Valley Stunt has reason to celebrate after taking home third place at their NCS tournament. They were able to win their EBAL meet a few weeks before, and last weekend they competed against seven other schools who had accomplished the same feat.

“There were eight teams competing in the tournament. We played three games. We won the first game against Monte Vista and then played Freedom but lost. We then played Heritage for third place and beat them in overtime. Freedom beat Clayton Valley for first place in the final game of the day.” said Stunt Captain Kayla Robertson (‘22).

This year marked the first time ever Amador Stunt won EBAL and gone on to compete at NCS, so naturally, spirits were high.

“I think everyone was just super proud of what our team had already accomplished so we went into the tournament with the mindset to just do our best.” said Robertson.

The meet took place at Freedom High School, and the Freedom stunt team is no stranger to competing at NCS. Before this year they had won two NCS championships and were well-known regional champs. No matter how hard Amador tried, Freedom was a tough team to beat.

“Going in tho our NCS games we did not know what to expect. I was confident that our team could perform great, but nervous not knowing what the other team would look like,” said Stunt Captain Grace Correia (‘22).

Even though the team didn’t place first they still performed with the utmost excellence. They’ve had such an accomplished season this year any place in NCS  would have been an adequate reflection of their efforts.

For the girls in their senior year, this was their last competition. Having never made it to NCS before, this was an incredible way to finish their senior season.

“Ending this season on such a win is a great way to end my senior year in the Amador Cheer program. I have so many great memories in this program, but this win was definitely one of my favorites.” said Correia.