Nebraska Cheerleader Goes It Alone After Teammates Quit

Katrina Kohel, a senior from Morrill High School in Morrill, Nebraska, recently competed in the state cheerleading championships solo. Despite the unusual circumstances, Kohel was determined to compete and proudly represented her school.

Kohel was originally part of a four-person team, but three of her teammates quit less than two weeks before the competition. Despite the setback, Kohel was determined to go and watch the competition, with her coach’s support. However, Kohel had different plans. She wanted to compete and, with her coach’s help, reworked her routine to compete solo.

On February 17, Kohel took the stage to perform her routine. As she looked out into the crowd, she was filled with determination and resolve. Despite her nerves, Kohel was ready to put on a show. The crowd responded with loud cheers and callbacks as she completed her routine.

Kohel’s determination paid off, as she finished eighth out of twelve teams. Though this was not a traditional competition, her solo performance earned her the highest placement her team had achieved in three years.

The squad wrote on Facebook, “She did it! What an amazing routine! Thank you to each one of our cheer friends, family and fans far and near who packed the stands and cheered with Katrina! The crowd was booming with callbacks on her chants and cheers! Her jumps were soaring through the air and her school spirit was contagious.”

Kohel was proud of her accomplishment and the support she received from the crowd. She said, “I feel really proud of myself for knowing I can do it and not giving up. Just getting it done.”



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