Raidaires varsity and JV dance teams claim Big Rivers Conference titles
The Hudson Raidaires varsity and junior varsity dance teams swept the Big Rivers Conference championships Saturday, Jan. 4, at Hudson High School.
The varsity team won first place with their pom and jazz routines, and their combined score helped them claim the conference title. The JV team also won first place in the JV pom and hip-hop divisions, and claimed the JV conference championships.
In addition to the team success, junior Bailey Mutschler and freshman Adrianna Harris made the All-Conference First Team with their solo performances. Harris won first place overall with her solo.
Tess Allen and Caroline Witchell earned second place with their duet. Zoey Lewis, Lexie Meyer and Olivia Weinberger claimed third place with their trio.
Caitlan Blomker, Kara Gabrielson, Lindsay Tvedt and Emma Frye, Maya Getschel and Brooke Nagel earned spots on the All-Conference Second Team with their trios.
The competition invites teams from the Big Rivers, Middle Border and Dunn-St. Croix conferences to compete in jazz, kick, pom and hip hop categories. Twenty teams attended the competition and many fans came to enjoy the show.
Senior varsity dance team member Emma Dunn commented, “My favorite part was having an incredible fan section cheering us on in our hometown. We couldn’t do it without our Blue Crew!”
Junior Varsity and Varsity champs include (in the photo, front from left) Taylor Girrocco, Maiya Koch, Lexie Meyer, Anna Harris, Emily Richardson, Caroline Witchell, Dani Borchart, Brooke Nagel, Olivia Weinberger, Bailey Mutschler, Avery Schulz, Brianna Manke, Tess Allen, Madi Bates and Grace Potter; (middle) Marina Minic, Lexi Wookey, Brielle Bjork, Josie Cramer, Zoey LEwis, Emma Frye, Leah Meyer, Lindsay Tvedt, Alexa Wickenhauser, Sophia Wusterbarth, Kate Murray, Anna Lindemann and Reneah Arndt; (back) Kiara Mutschler, Sarah Potter, Rielle Hanson, Marissa Johnston, Devon Krumrei, Caitlin Insteness, Maddie Insteness, Caitlan Blomker, Kara Gabrielson, Renee Dau, Carly Richardson, Emma Dunn, Maya Getschel, Jordyn Fellrath, Hannah Nelson, Rosa Dunn and Mikaela Kramer.