Poms places fifth in first competition of the year

By Mia Friedman

Poms competed in their first competition of the season Saturday, Jan. 11 at Northwest High School. 

Poms placed fifth in their first competition ever in Division I, which they moved into after winning counties last year. 

With their raw score, the Vikes would have placed third. Their routine, however, included two illegal moves which the judges deemed “dangerous.” The mistake cost the Vikes 22 points, demoting them to fifth place. 

“Even though we had the point deduction because of our routine, it was still really exciting that we would have placed in our first competition in Division I,” junior Lisa Ota said. “I’m confident for the rest of our season.”

The Vikes’ next competition will be Saturday, Jan. 25 at Damascus High School at 3:00 p.m..