Toe-Touching to the Top

Broomfield Poms comes off first big win of their season


Photo of the Broomfield Poms team via Broomfield Poms on Instagram.

Presleigh Goodwin, Staff Writer

Last year’s hip-hop state champion team, Broomfield Poms, made their debut performance at the league competition at Fossil Ridge High School on November 3. Performing in the hip-hop category, they took home the gold with their outstanding execution of their new routine, “Legends.”

On the morning of November 3, 20 BHS poms packed their duffles and made the hour-long trek to Fossil Ridge High.

“We were excited but really nervous to take the floor with spectators for the first time after Covid,” said Jaya Richards (11), a second year varsity member. Richards felt the overwhelming support from friends and family who came all the way from Broomfield just to watch them perform. It was not a performance they would have wanted to miss.

“Hitting each trick and making connections with each other and the judges is an amazing feeling that I’ll never forget,” said Richards. Radiating their love for dance to their audience is one of the reasons the fans can’t stay away.

The team continues to strengthen their sisterly bond with each other and enjoys spending time together on and off the floor. Mia Rich, a sophomore and first-year varsity member, explained one of her favorite memories she shared with her pom sisters: “We were sitting in a circle waiting for awards and ‘You Belong with Me’ by Taylor Swift came on… Our team had our stuffed unicorns with us, so we were just singing while waving them back and forth.” These pommies continue to hold each other up and calm each other’s nerves before performing so they can put their best foot forward at all times.

These ladies’ determination and work ethic after spending endless hours practicing are one of the many reasons they took home the gold. But winning isn’t the main focus for many of them: “At the end of the season, I want to step off the floor feeling like I put in the best work I could’ve, regardless of the score we receive,” Rich said.

The bond they have with each other and the feeling they get walking off the floor is what makes their hard work worth it. With high hopes to have an incredible rest of their competition season, they continue pushing and putting in time and effort in order to perfect and make their routine ready for the state floor.

With a successful start to this first competition, as well as another first-place finish at their Road to State competition on December 4, our Eagle poms are looking like they are going to have a successful season.

Want to know how to support the girls who support you? If you weren’t able to catch them at their previous competitions, do not fear; you can still see these talented ladies at their state competition at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs on December 11.