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Courtesy Photo The Questa Cheer squad poses for a photo after the NMAA cheer competition

Questa Wildcat Cheer Brings Home Second In State!

The two-time state champion Wildcat cheerleaders placed second at the A2A NMAA State Competition on Saturday, April 6. They are coached by head coach Maria Medina and assistant coach Angel Medina. The Questa Cheer team has brought home a cumulative four championships over the past decade. This year, the first-place team in A2A were the Maxwell Bears and the Clayton Yellowjackets were the third-place team.

Through the 2024 competition year, the Questa Wildcat Cheer team routinely came in first place at regional competitions, including the ‘SPX Showcase’ in late March where they placed first in both in Game Day Performance and Cheer with Music performance. The team participated in the ‘Royal Ram Throwdown’ in early March, also placing first in both Game Day Performance and Cheer with Music. Additionally, in January, the team hosted a ‘Pride of the Q’ Cheer Competition in Questa, where the Wildcats garnered first place in A3A for their game day routine.

While second place in the state competition was not what the team was aiming for, head coach Maria Medina says they are incredibly proud of the team’s accomplishment. In an interview with Questa del Rio News, Medina says this set back is priming the team for their comeback. When asked how the team felt about placing second, she says, “they’re hungry. They know what they’re capable of and this has only made us determined and dedicated to bringing home first next year.” Medina says this is a young team ranging from 8th grade to juniors. “All of our members are planning to stay on with the squad and Angel and I are hopeful to return as coaches next year as well. We are already eager to get going.”

The team is also more than just capable of dominating the cheer scene. Twelve of the 21-member squad are also members of the National Honor Society, and were honored for their membership the week after the state competition, at a school ceremony on Sunday, April 14.

Congratulations to our Questa Wildcat Cheer team on an impressive season!