WATCH: Mcmaster Marauders Cheerleading Video Surfaced botched routine goes viral
McMaster Marauders Cheerleaders are attempting to recover from a failed routine in Florida that went viral late last week. On April 6 and 7, the squad competed at the National Cheerleaders Association and National Dance Alliance College National Championship in Daytona, Fla. After multiple failures, a video of the team’s first run went viral on Twitter. The errors begin during the first 20 seconds of the almost two-minute performance. In one scene, a lady is tossed at least 10 feet into the air, but instead of flying straight up, she flies to the side and is grabbed just inches from the mat below. After regrouping, two groups of individuals build a pyramid, one of which nearly saw a woman spike her head into the mat.
Mcmaster Marauders Cheerleading Video
On Twitter, videos of the routine received over 430,000 views, accompanied by several scathing responses. Thalia Marinis, a cheerleader on the team, said in a TikTok video that the squad did well in practice but not on the mat. “We were literally being cyberbullied,” she explained, “and the coaches were telling us to ignore all the mean tweets.” “We decided to go for a walk and get some food to make ourselves feel better… it was exactly what I needed to feel better about our terrible competition day.”
According to their competition scores, they had 10 deductions and finished last in their division, advanced all-girl division 1A, that day. According to coach Kelly Van Burgsteden, the team has been practicing since last summer and won the Power Cheerleading Athletics Collegiate Championship (PCA), which motivated them to enter this tournament. She stated that this was the team’s first performance at this level. “When a cheerleading skill fails, it can appear frightening to the general public.” “No one was hurt,” she stated in an email.
“It happens to even the best teams, and sometimes it’s just not your day… we’ll be better for it in the long run.” This is how programs learn and evolve.” She, like Marinis, blamed some of the blunders on the heat. “We compete in hockey arenas in Canada and have to do jumping jacks backstage to stay warm,” Van Burgsteden explained. “There is no way to simulate the exhaustion caused by the heat rising from the floor in the Daytona sun.” It’s something that only gets better with practice.” On Day 2, the squad had an opportunity to redeem itself.”There’s not a lot of stress because our performance can’t possibly be worse than it was yesterday.” “There’s a lot of stress because we really want to prove ourselves,” Marinis remarked regarding the second day on TikTok.