By Matt Browning
The Goessel cheer squad received a great deal of recognition and votes in the Salina Area Cheer Squad of the Year poll. It was important for the Bluebirds to get a lot of votes because their program is new, so this should help create more interest.
“We are honored to have our accomplishments this year recognized,” said coach Michelle Meyer. “We appreciate the opportunity and all of the community support from everyone who voted for us.”
Goessel’s varsity and junior varsity squad cheered for home football games and also took part in the mini cheer clinic, while varsity cheerleaders also went to the road games. For basketball, the JV cheerleaders cheered at home games and alternated with the varsity team between quarters.
Meyer has a very specific plan for her program throughout the season. Whether it is planning game day sheets or being a part of community events, the Bluebirds are now a fixture in Goessel.
“We’ve had a great year of cheerleading this year,” Meyer said. “Our team has learned valuable skills at Shrine Bowl, maintained outstanding performance in the classroom, we’ve had great diversity on our team. We’ve seen success in stunting, tumbling, crowd engagement, scholarship signing, and this Squad of the Year honor.”
Goessel’s roster includes Tina Yoakum (co-captain), Logan Wonser (ambassador), Chloe Smith, Riley Impson, Rylee Walker (co-captain), Emma Schroeder, Mallory Schroeder, Jasmine Woelk, Johanna Bublies, Oihane Lechuga Yoldi, Alyson Roberts, Alece Lehrman and Brooklyn Wuest.