Diamond Athletics will be back at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, to compete at one of the most prestigious competitions at the end of the All-Star Cheerleading season.
This program represents more than just Dodge City, athletes travel from more than six counties in southwest Kansas.
"Once again we were so fortunate to have received not one but two bids this year at our first competition," said head coach Kory Kosegi in a press release. "Three weeks later our Senior Royalty team competed in Denver, Colorado, against 23 teams for a Paid Bid to the D2 Summit.
"Senior Royalty hit two perfect routines and was awarded National Champions and a Full Paid Bid. Getting a Paid Bid to The Summit is one of the biggest accomplishments you can receive as an athlete and coach.
"Only 250 paid bids are given out in the entire country with more than thousands of teams competing to receive one.
"We are going back better than ever, we will be taking our entire program to Summit (three teams).
"Our Youth 2 team "Sapphires" consist of ages 7-11, they will be against 54 teams this Friday. Our Senior 2 team "Black Diamonds" consist of ages 10-17, they will be against 38 team on Friday.
"Our 4.2 team "Senior Royalty" consist of ages 10-17, they will be competing against 18 teams Saturday."
Kosegi said the goal for this years summit will be to hit all the routines and make it into the finals.
"Either of the goals will be a great step in the direction for Diamonds Athletics," Kosegi said. "It’s not always about the win. It’s about the people you meet and relationships you build.
"It’s about pushing yourself and doing things you never dreamt that would happen. It’s about the climb."
The teams consist of Abby Weber, Alyssa Bogner, Bailee Bradford, Blair Bradford, Bradleigh Shook, Camdyn Cunningham, Julissa Rodriguez, Katy Jo Baker, Kensington Wasinger, Kortnie Esplund, Madilyn Springer, Makenzie Cupell, McKenzie McClure, Saylem James, Skylar Courtney, Sophie Jones, Vivian Nguyen, Zovia Waters, Addison Moore, Alexis Dominguez, Avigail Brungardt, Bethany Bouziden, Breanna Galindo, Charlsie Koerner, Eden Bouziden, Hayden Martin, Julia Mead, Kamdyn Carr, Madison Habiger, Michaela Mink, Peighton Tabor, Sophie Lowry, Sydney Moyer, Taylor Newsome, Addison Luckie, Braelynn Cunningham, Cierra Bookless, Emalea Warden, Paige Sions, Rileigh Heeke, Savannah Woods, Sophie Lowry, Sydney Moyer, Taylor Newsome, Trinity Woods Suede Soza.