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NUJM cheerleaders wow crowd at Capital

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The Nevada Union Jr. Miner cheerleaders traveled to the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium Saturday for the Sierra Valley USA JAMZ Battle at the Capital Cheer competition.

Nevada Union Junior Miner's four cheer squads all competed for a chance to earn trip to JAMZ Nationals in Las Vegas. That's just what the Jr. Miner cheer squads accomplished.

The Pee Wee squad took home the first-place trophy in their division and the Jr. Pee Wee team left with a fifth place ranking in their division. The Midget team did not place overall but scored high enough to earn an invitation to JAMZ Nationals in January. The Mitey Mite squad performed amazingly and came within .9 of qualifying for nationals this year.

To prepare for this competition the Jr. Miners cheer squads have been working 3-4 nights a week since August to get ready for this day. The girls worked hard to learn, perfect and perform routines, jumps and stunts that won them bids to compete in Nationals in 2015.

All four teams had amazing coaching staffs, including Nevada Union High School cheer instructors who created the routines and worked with the girls to make these wins a reality. The girls look forward to the possibility of traveling to Las Vegas to compete in nationals.

In addition to the four squads competing, the Jr. Miner cheer program also had a team of two young mascots that performed for the entire crowd. These girls, ages 4 and 6, went out and blew away the audience with their hard work and extreme cuteness.

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