Featured Athlete: Allie Elgin

Grade: 10| Sport: Cheer


Harley Classe, Assistant Sports Editor

Wingspan: When did you start cheer?

Elgin: “I started cheering when I was 5 years old.”

Wingspan: Who encouraged you to start cheer?

Elgin: “My softball coach also coached cheer so I joined because she was really nice.”

Wingspan: What is the hardest part about cheer?

Elgin: “The hardest part is having to remember every single cheer and dance because they are all so different and there are more than forty.”

Wingspan: What’s your favorite part about cheer?

Elgin: “I love the people and the feeling when you hit a stunt or perform.”

Wingspan: Who is your biggest role model?

Elgin: “I don’t really have a role model. I’ve just always wanted to be the best person I can be.”

Wingspan: What is one thing people think about cheer that isn’t actually true?

Elgin: “Most people think that cheer is just girls waving pom poms but there is so much work that goes into every performance that no one sees and we do it all with a smile.”

Wingspan: Do you have a pre-game routine?

Elgin: “I don’t really have a pregame routine unless you count everyone seriously pinning their bow so it doesn’t move.”