Guy Ellis

The Grove Nationals Cheer Squad took home the National Championship in the Small Varsity Division Level 5 at the recent Fiesta Jam National Championship Competition in San Antonio.

The prize marks the fourth National Championship title for the Grove team in the last five years.

A level 5 competitions is considered the most difficult at the meet. The team performed a two and half minute routine choreographed to music that consisted of a variety of dance moves, jumps, stunts, tumbling, pyramids, and other motions.

Fundraising from the members of the team financed the trip to San Antonio. Many local businesses and individuals donated proceeds to make the trip, and the National Championship, possible.

When not in competition at the event, held at the Freeman Collisuem, the team took in the sights of the city including the Riverwalk and many restaurants. The sunny weather was an added bonus.

The national meet will be the final event this season for the cheer team.

The team is coached by Michele Martin and assisted by Kelsey Martin of Cheers! Gymnastics and Cheerleading of Grove.

Team members are Felicia Stephenson, Tiera Graham, Brittany Bales, Jordan Maryman, Brittany Stout, Kiersey King, Shelby Dollarhide, Keila Wangen, Vanessa Rodriguez, Amy Robinson, and Meghan Kelly.

Trip sponsors included: Extreme Cheer, Richard Lippitt, First National Bank, Precision Wireless Internet, Jeff Lungren Chevrolet, Tonya and Dewayne Goza, Richard and Debbie Webre, Precision, NEO Family Practice, B&B Heat and Air, Beth Walton/Oleo Ranch, Saw Horse, Inc, Honey Creek Marina, Grove Dental Associates, Neil Jarvis, First Class Collision, Vowel’s Automotive, All State Tank, The Road Hog, Martin Pools and Spas, Melanie Martin, Laura Smith, Al Martin, Grand Lake Fire, Integris Grove General Hospital, Arrowhead Boat Sales, Dr. Dominic Totani, Dr. Jarrett Turney, Mike’s Appliance, Loraine Angelo, Allstate Insurance Mark Linn, Shelter Insurance Mark Lee, Raggedy’s, McDonald’s, Oklahoma Farm Bureau Insurance Randy Webb and Greg Rogers, Annie’s Garden State Flowers and Gifts, Bank of Grove, DeRose Construction, Salon Audessus, Prudential Grand Lake Winstron Realty, Grove Fraternal Order of Police, Aunt Mary and Uncle George, Grand Style, Carter Health Care, Joe Robinson, DDS.