Cougarettes Finish First at Holiday Dance Festival

The Genesee Community College Cougarettes Dance Team participated at the Holiday Spirit Cheer and Dance Festival in Erie, PA on Saturday, December 8, with over 25 cheer and dance teams. The team competed in the Open Pom Division and was awarded first place.

Batavia, NY- The Genesee Community College Cougarettes Dance Team participated at the Holiday Spirit Cheer and Dance Festival in Erie, PA on Saturday, December 8, with over 25 cheer and dance teams. The team competed in the Open Pom Division and was awarded first place.

“I am extremely proud of their performances today and even more pleased to announce that the team was awarded grand champion in the overall dance division,” said interim athletic director Jennifer Newell.

Team members include; Jenny Agbo (Warwick, NY) , Meghan Puskar (Cheektowaga, NY), Ashley Principio (Geneva, NY), Megan DeFisher (Williamson, NY), Samantha Sherwin (Syracuse, NY), Sania Hyatt (New York, New York), Olivia Trafalski (Naples, NY) , Samantha Vogt (West Seneca, NY) , Taylor Gayton (Oakfield, NY) and Captain Margarita Colby (Spencerport, NY).

The Cougarettes will be also competing at the following upcoming competitions: Fredonia State Cheer and Dance Competition in Fredonia, NY on January 27, 2013; Memorial Queen City Cheer and Dance Championship in West Seneca, NY on February 9, 2013; and the JDRF Cheer for a Cure Dance Competition in Niagara Falls, NY on February 23, 2012.

For more information, contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email: dsutherland@genesee.edu.


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