VINEMONT, Ala. — Vinemont sophomore cheerleader Krimson Gingrich is cheering on the Eagles varsity squad for the first time this year and has had an amazing experience so far.
“My experience has been great. I love how everyone on the team encourages each other all the time to always do their best. I’ve become close to many of the cheerleaders and continue to. I wouldn’t trade any of the laughs and memories we’ve made so far for anything. I’ve learned to push myself to be my very best at what I am doing,” Gingrich said. “I wouldn’t be where I am right now without my team and coach constantly encouraging me. This team knows how to motivate each other all the time, whether it be during cheer or outside of cheer.”
Krimson is so blessed to get to cheer with some great girls and has soaked up as much as she can from them so far.
“Cheering with these girls has been amazing. We’re always having fun in what we’re doing. During practice, we work hard for this upcoming cheer season. It has been so much fun, because we’re constantly encouraging one another and building stronger friendships. They have made cheering very fun and exciting. I can’t wait to continue to cheer with these girls,” Gingrich said. “From my team, I’ve learned that it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to be on a team like this. You have to put in a lot of work inside and outside of practice to accomplish your goals. During all of this, the girls are cheering you on, no matter what. It could be during a practice, game, school, or anywhere else, and they are encouraging you to do your very best.”
She is really happy to get to cheer for a great coach in Madison Ballard and has learned a couple of great things from her so far. She has seen a lot of improvement from the team from the beginning of the year to now.
“She is an amazing role model and would do anything for us. She’s very kind, loving, and motivated to do anything for our team to make it better. She has taught me to put the Lord before anything and to always believe in myself,” she said. “Our team has improved a lot since the beginning of the year. We’ve learned to work together as a team to reach our goals. Every practice, our stunts and tumbling have gotten harder and more consistent. Each day, our motions get sharper and cleaner. We’ve also come to have more confidence in cheer and each other.”
Krimson worked on a lot in the summer to help herself get ready for her first full year on the varsity squad. She talked about the goals for herself and the team this upcoming season.
“I practiced a lot in the gym. Every week, I attended a stunt and tumble class to help me for this year and I continue to. I would spend multiple hours each day in the gym to get better. My coaches would always help with mental blocks or skills I wasn’t confident in. If I ever had a doubt that something didn’t feel right, I would keep practicing to make sure I had it. Outside of practice, I would go over the cheers and dances to make sure I would know them for this upcoming cheer season,” she said. “My goals are to continue to gain harder tumbling and stunting skills, never give up, and to gain a stronger relationship with Christ. My team goals are to continue to encourage one another and stay positive.”
Krimson thinks this will be a very special season for the Lady Eagles and she talked about her role model in cheerleading.
“I think we’ll be special to watch, because we’re all very dedicated in what we do. We’re committed to always hit our routine. Our encouragement towards each other throughout our routine is amazing. Everyone is constantly saying positive things to each other. We also get very excited when it comes to hitting different skills. Everyone encourages and cheers when we hit a stunt, skill, or tumbling pass,” she said. “My role model in cheer is Emily Acosta. She is my tumble cheer coach. She has built my confidence up and has always pushed me to be my best. She has gotten me to do skills I’d never thought I would do. She is a very kind and loving person and I’m very thankful to have her as a coach.”
She talked about the best advice that someone ever gave her and what she’s looking forward to the most this upcoming season.
“The best advice someone has ever given me was to never give up, because your hard work will pay off,” she said. “I’m looking forward to making more memories with this group of girls. I’m excited to be able to cheer and compete with them this upcoming season.”
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