PHOTO ESSAY: Cheer Competition Team train for upcoming tournament



Adorning simple and straightforward uniforms, members of the Pierce Cheer Competition team line up in formation inside the North Gym and go into warm up drills performing exercises to stretch their muscles before going into their routine.

Coach Jenny Ghiglia observes as the team performs syncopated jumps, tumbles, splits and pyramid-type formations, giving team members insights to better perfect their performance.

After winning National Champions at the Aloha Central Valley competition on Feb 14, the team train to compete against universities and colleges of all levels at the Aloha Los Angeles Nationals 2015 at USC on March 14.

Photos by David Paz and Mohammad Djauhari