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Photo above: From left, front row: Lauren McDaniel, Alex Parrish, Morgan McCrary, Jami Stevens, Taylor Cappozzo, Anh Nguyen, and Hannah Lewis. Second Row: Coach Kristin Lyming, Brittany Hall, Isabella Laferriere, Dorothea Wilson, Adrianna Rosello-Williams, Parris Smith, Haley Greer, Sarah Breshears, Kalena Freitas, and Student Coach Vashti Stevenson. Back Row: Jeffery Lambert, DJ Ross, Assistant Coach Jason Lukacs, and Jeremy Vick.

Story by Andrew Pulverenti

The Missouri Valley College spirit squad hosted the MVC Winter Classic at Morrison Gymnasium on Saturday, Jan. 25.  The Vikings went up against four NAIA programs in a cheer competition, and came away with the team championship.

The Vikings finished with a combined score from the three judges of 264 points.  The highest score for MVC from any of the judges was a 90.1.  The Vikings defeated second place Graceland University which scored 250.05 points.  Placing third was Lindenwood University-Belleville which scored 226.30 and taking fourth was Culver-Stockton College which had a 214.95 team score.

“I was really proud of our performance today,” said Head Cheer Coach Kristin Lyming.  “With only knowing the routine for two weeks, the team pulled together and showed what it means to be a part of our Vikings family.”

The Vikings will host the Cupid Classic at the Burns Athletic Complex on Feb. 8.

Photos below: First photo, from left, front row: Coach Kristin Lyming, Rosemarie Bennett, Kelsey Derousse, Dyamond Ross, Angela Luna, Kelsea Harvey, and Student Coach Vashti Stevenson.  Back Row: Assistant Coach Jason Lukacs. (Photo by Na’La Lawrence).  The two other photos show moments of  the dance and hip-hop performances. (Photos by David Roberts) 

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