Congratulations to Ellsworth High School's Anna Brown and Emma Whitney who survived the 1st round of cuts in their hopes to be a UMaine Black Bear Cheerleader in the fall of 2020.

(L-R) Emma Whitney, Anna Brown Photos Chris Popper

According to Anna Brown "Because of the COVID-19 pandemic the tryout had to be done virtually. We to do a video that included a short bio, a dance that we had to learn, a sideline cheer and a combination of jump and tumbling skills. Because of the circumstances we could include videos from our previous season.

All together 40 girls tried out. The coach and a panel of judges judged the submitted video and we were scored by our level of difficulty. They cut 8 girls and now we will have an in person tryout in June. The final team will have 20 girls and 4 alternates"