Dance: Kick 2nd, Jazz 3rd at Mid-State championship
Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus Revolution dance
AITKIN — The Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus Revolution dance team left the Mid-State Conference Championship on Saturday, Jan. 22, with a second-place finish in the kick division and a third-place finish in jazz.
The kick team finished with 353 points while jazz had 331 points.
Jazz: 1-Detroit Lakes 398 points, 4 rank points, 2-Crosby-Ironton 349, 8 rank points, 3-Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus 331 points, 12 rank points, 4-Aitkin 3-4 points, 16 rank points
Kick: 1-Crosby-Ironton 401 points, 4 rank points, 2-Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus 353, 9.5 rank points, 3-Detroit Lakes 350, 10.5 rank points, 4-Aitkin 319, 16 rank points
Revolution earn awards at Foley
The dance team competed at the Foley Invitational Saturday, Jan. 15. The Revolution varsity team finished fifth in Jazz and seventh in Kick among the 10 teams competing. Detroit Lakes was first in Jazz while Alexandria was the Kick champion.
The Revolution junior varsity squad finished first in Kick and second in Jazz among the eight teams competing.
“All four performances (varsity and junior varsity) were strong,” said Revolution coach Kate Schmaltz. “Our JV team has worked hard all season with lots of formation changes, but they were rewarded with great placements. Our varsity had a great Jazz performance. Our timing is getting better and our energy on the floor was phenomenal. Varsity kick recently made big changes to the dance, and we are still perfecting the routines.”
Schmaltz added that “this was the best we've seen the varsity Kick dance, and many fans expected a much higher placement. Our energy was great and the team continues to improve every day.”