Pom squads dominate at competition

posted Dec 18, 2017, 1:26 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Dec 18, 2017, 1:29 PM ]

The Bartlesville Pom Squads dominated the competition this month in Oklahoma City at the Oklahoma State Dance Team Directors’ Association competition.  The Bartlesville Varsity Pom team won the State Title in the 6A-II Hip Hop and placed 2nd in the pom division. The JV squad won the State Title in Jazz and took 2nd in the pom division. 

The Middle School squad placed 3rd in the pom division and the 6th/7th grade squad won the State Title with their pom routines.

Cassie Harding, junior, placed 2nd in the senior solo division.  Cassie Harding and Gloria Castillo, sophomore, placed 2nd in the senior small ensemble division with their duet.  Gloria Castillo placed in top 8 in the intermediate solo division and Livia Hartman, 8th grade, placed in top 8 in the junior solo division.  Katie Newcomb and Story Martin were both named All-Region Dancers.

Stephanie Stewart, Varsity pom coach, is in her 8th year of coaching the Bartlesville Varsity Pom squad and has won six state titles. Lauren Haskell, JV pom coach, is in her 5th year of coaching the Bartlesville Junior Varsity Pom squad and has won five state titles.  Lauren’s JV Jazz routine also won the Costume award. 

Abbie Smith is the middle school coach.  Katie Newcomb and Story Martin are the 6th/7th grade coaches.

Bartlesville Pom will be competing in January at the Dance for a Cure competition in Jenks and at the Lee Summit North Regional Competition in Kansas City, Missouri.  In February, they will be heading to Orlando, Florida where they will compete for a national title.

Varsity Pom Celebrate
The varsity pom squad won the state title in the 6A-II Hip Hop and placed second in the pom division
Varsity State Pom
Varsity Team: Front Row: Jadyn Keeler, Story Martin, Katie Newcomb, Kat Clary, Mika Gillman, Cassie Harding, Kelsi Graves; Back Row: Gloria Castillo, Kiarah Friend, Faith Martin, Jillian Guise, Ashley Ramsey, Gracie Butler, Amelia Ray, Savannah Kuehn

The junior varsity pom squad won the state title in Jazz and also placed second in the pom division
JV Pom
Junior Varsity Team: Front Row: Lia Ortiz, Jenna Merrifield, Alli Pryor, Kenzie Barton, Rani Goad, Ruba Shanwar; Back Row: Coach Lauren Haskell and Livia Hartman