Tech Cheer and Pom Teams to compete in national showcase - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Tech Cheer and Pom Teams to compete in national showcase

Texas Tech Pom Squad (Source: TTU) Texas Tech Pom Squad (Source: TTU)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

From Texas Tech University:

The Texas Tech University cheerleaders and pom squad will participate in national competitions April 11-12 in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The coed cheer and pom squad routines will be showcased at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4 on the main floor of the arena. The coed cheer routine only will be featured at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7.

The cheer squad will compete in the National Cheerleaders Association collegiate competition while the pom squad will vie in the National Dance Association collegiate dance championship. Both groups will showcase their 2013 nationals routines.

According to Texas Tech cheer coach Bruce Bills, in the past six years cheer has finished in the top 5 teams in the country, coming in at third place in 2012 and second place in 2011. This will be the pom squad's first year to compete in this particular division and the team's first major competition under first-year coach Erin Harold. In the past the team has finished in the top 10.

"The nationals routines are unique because they highlight some of the most elite skills in cheer and dance," Bills said. "The skills you will see the squads perform are different from football and basketball game days because of the floor restrictions and in-game rules."  

During the summer, both teams qualified for nationals by attending camp and receiving Gold National's Bids. Skill elements and choreography practices began in September with final enhancements being added in early March during two-a-day practices.

The showcase is open to the public with free admission. Donations of support will be accepted at the door. Please use the northwest street-level entrance to the arena; park in the north lot and come downstairs to the main court.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • US general says illegal nuclear launch order can be refused

    US general says illegal nuclear launch order can be refused

    Saturday, November 18 2017 6:09 PM EST2017-11-18 23:09:48 GMT
    Sunday, November 19 2017 5:21 AM EST2017-11-19 10:21:55 GMT

    The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command says an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal.

    The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command says an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal.

  • Moore critic: Alabama Senate race a battle for nation's soul

    Moore critic: Alabama Senate race a battle for nation's soul

    Friday, November 17 2017 11:39 PM EST2017-11-18 04:39:35 GMT
    Sunday, November 19 2017 5:20 AM EST2017-11-19 10:20:58 GMT

    GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore's wife is standing by her embattled man, and she has gathered other Alabama women to his cause _ but not everyone is sticking with him.

    GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore's wife is standing by her embattled man, and she has gathered other Alabama women to his cause _ but not everyone is sticking with him.

  • Why some people just can't wait to decorate

    Why some people just can't wait to decorate

    Sunday, November 19 2017 2:01 AM EST2017-11-19 07:01:19 GMT
    Sunday, November 19 2017 2:01 AM EST2017-11-19 07:01:19 GMT

     Emotionally, jumping ahead on decking the halls could be a positive thing, some psychologists say. It’s all about retrieving fond childhood memories.

     Emotionally, jumping ahead on decking the halls could be a positive thing, some psychologists say. It’s all about retrieving fond childhood memories.

Powered by Frankly