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A Number of Local Athletes Competing at NCA/NDA College Nationals in Competitive Spirit

Moniteau is well-represented at the NCA/NDA Championships with Cassidy Claypoole (far left) on Thiel's squad and Amelia Thompson (2nd from left) on Slippery Rock's squad. Also pictured are two future Moniteau collegiate performers in Kylee Surrena (2nd from right), who will be going to compete at Thiel, and Victoria DeMatteis (far right), who will be competing at Slippery Rock. Photo submitted by Melissa DeMatteis.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A number of local athletes are competing at the NCA & NDA College Nationals in Competitive Spirit/Dance this week in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Area colleges and universities with teams participating include Thiel, Slippery Rock, and Gannon.

Only Thiel and Gannon list a roster on their Athletics webpages, although it is known that Amelia Thompson of Moniteau is on Slippery Rock’s squad.


Additional District 9 and District 10 athletes competing for Thiel include Abby Cox (Conneaut Area), Abriana Forsythe (A-C Valley), Keara Henry (Clarion-Limestone), Alexa Horton (Kane), Madison Jaszemski (Grove City), Meghan Liscio (Sharon), Emily Main (Meadville), Bridget Mazzant (Sharpsville), and Macy Stewart (Karns City).

District 9 and District 10 athletes competing for Gannon include Brooke Baughman (Clarion-Limestone), Eve Cobaugh (Ridgway), Gretchen Hess (Harbor Creek), Gabriel Hollenbeck (McDowell), Cassandra Irwin (Harbor Creek), Rylee Kline (St. Marys), and Nadya Makay (Girard).

Gannon is competing in multiple events including the Advanced Small Coed Division II (competing at 1:52 p.m. Thursday, April 7), the Intermediate All-Girl Division II (competing at 3:20 p.m. Thursday, April 7), and the Team Performance Division II (competing at 2:29 p.m. Thursday, April 7).

Thiel is competing in the Spirit Rally Open Division and will compete at 8:20 a.m. Thursday, April 7.

Slippery Rock is competing in the Intermediate All-Girl Division II and will compete at 2:16 p.m. Thursday, April 7.

Live video of the competition as well as results and other information can be found here.

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