3/13/2018 7:31:00 AM
|The Rhinelander High School dance team competed at the DX AmeriCup National competition in Minneapolis, earlier this month. Pictured in the front row (from left to right) are Ella Tapanainen, Makayla Koser, Tina Kansariwala, Makenzie Pence, Maria Kipper. In the middle row are assistant Finlee Saari, Beth Theilman, Abbi Koch, Amaya Adler, Lexi Heise and head coach Kirsten Lotz. In the back row are assistant coach Kari Britton, Morgan Johnson, Haylee Campbell, Alexis Alderton, Haylee Fernandes, Emma Squires, Raquel Siewert and head coach Tricia Winter. (submitted photos)|
|Members of the Rhinelander High School dance team compete in the Hip Hop portion of the DX AmeriCup National competition held in Minneapolis, March 2-4. The team tied for fourth in the Hip Hop category and placed fifth in Pom.|
Dance team competes at nationals
The Rhinelander High School dance team, finished its season at DX AmeriCup Nationals in Minneapolis, the weekend of March 2-4.
The team competed in Pom and Hip Hop in the High School Division against other Division 1 and Division 2 teams. Hip Hop, the team's strongest routine, garnered the Hodag dancers a tie for fourth place with a team from Edina, Minn., out of seven total teams. The top three teams came from Oklahoma, Iowa, and North Dakota.
The dancers took fifth place of out six teams in Pom and also received the Academic Excellence Award for having a cumulative team GPA higher than 3.0.
The team is coached by Tricia Winter and Kirsten Lotz.
"The team is very appreciative of the support of the community which enabled them to compete in this event," the coaches stated in a press release. "Special thanks to the school administration, especially Brian Paulson, Heather Lundt and Carol Purcell for all of their help over the season."
The team also wished to thank the following businesses and families for their support during the season: Metro Screenprinting & Embroidery, U.S.W. Union Local No. 215 Rhinelander Mill, Mike Winter Construction, LLC, Amerigas, Cellcom, Gremban & Gremban Dental, Hedberg Well Drilling, CoVantage Credit Union, Susan DeGrant, Jeff Lund, Stacie Stuempges, Printpack, Swearingen's Al-Gen Dinner Club, Todd Johnson, Northwoods Auto Techs, LLC, T.J. DeWitt and Co., Inc., David & Julie Holperin - Stifel, Cross Country Bar and Grill, RIPCO Credit Union, Ponsse North America, Inc., Northern Insurance Agency, X-Rooter, Northern Title, Boyd Financial Services, LLC, Drews Dental, Walmart, Poulsen Family, Rhinelander Toyota, O-Reilly Auto Parts, Randall Natrop D.D.S., Theilman Home Improvements, STP Plumbing LLC, Britton Photography, Penca Photography, Park City Credit Union, Affinity Anesthesia LLC, Microblading by Christina Boostrom RN, The Koch Family, Jim & Sheila Stilin, The Kansariwala Family, Northern Shores Resource Management, Rhinelander Honda, AMPI - Paul & Shirley Toft, Skagen Inc., CT's Deli, Denim & Leather Exchange, Hodag Gun & Pawn, Tricia's Treasures, Aramark, Friendship House, Pawz n Clawz, Nicolet National Bank, Heck Capital, Randy Siewert, Raymond Traynor, and Big Daddy's.
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