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There is no better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than spending hours sitting down with parents and students screaming at the top of their lungs, music blasting the whole time, and seeing some of the best dancers in the area do their thing.

The 6A State Drill Competition was held February 2, 2019 at Utah Valley University. The competition this year had eight participating schools: Bingham, Copper Hills, Cyprus, Davis, Herriman, Hillcrest, Layton, and Pleasant Grove.

During State, there is an activity called Drill Down, where all drill team members go on the floor and are given commands to follow. Hillcrest junior, Emily Rimmasch, took first place in drill down, along with Hillcrest junior Brooklyn Stromberg taken second place.

Both Rimmasch and Stromberg said that they were in shock and that it was a surreal feeling to place in the drill down. “To be able to do that and win for my the drill down for our school” said Rimmasch, “is such a great feeling!”

Senior Allix Gomez said, “I have loved drill! Even though it has taken a lot of time and effort, I have learned so much and made so many great friends and memories during my four years that it has all been worth it.”

Gomez also said, “It was sad to perform for my last with those girls. I didn’t realize how fast this would come.”

The list below shows what schools took top five in; Military, Dance, Kick, and their overall state rank.Military

  1. Bingham
  2. Copper Hills
  3. Hillcrest
  4. Herriman
  5. Layton

Dance

  1. Copper Hills
  2. Bingham
  3. Davis
  4. Layton
  5. Pleasant Grove

Kick

  1. Copper Hills
  2. Pleasant Grove
  3. Bingham
  4. Layton
  5. Herriman

Overall

  1. Copper Hills
  2. Bingham
  3. Layton
  4. Pleasant Grove
  5. Herriman

Although Hillcrest did not place, Head Coach Chelsea Divine said she was still very happy with the results. She also stated that 6A has some of the best best drill teams in the state so to take third in Military is still a big accomplishment.

This is the first time in eight years that drill has not placed in state. Although it is heartbreaking the girls that still have another year know how hard they need to work in order to take home the State Trophy.

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