Name: Olivia Holloway
1. How many years have you been cheering?
15. I started cheering as a mascot for the Back River Panthers when I was 3. I have been cheering for Poquoson High School since 8th grade.
2. Do you play any other sports at PHS?
I was on the track team for 2 years and I was a manager for the soccer team last year.
3. What do you consider the main difference between competition cheering and spirit cheering?
Competition has a higher difficulty level than spirit and while most of our parents are at our competitions and games, we typically don’t see many students at competitions.
4. What do you believe are your main duties as a captain?
Some of my main duties as a captain are to find ways to bring out the best that each individual has to offer, to make sure practices run smoothly, and to keep team moral positive.
5. What is your favorite sport to cheer for?
Football is my favorite because the crowd is a lot bigger and much more spirited.
6. What's your routine to prepare for a competition?
At the beginning of a competition season, we spend every morning from 9:30 to around 11:30 perfecting the choreography we were given. Then, after the first competition, the team usually spends the days in between competitions fixing any flaws that judges found in the competition before.
7. What would you consider your greatest strength in cheering?
My greatest strength is an encouraging attitude and flexibility as a flyer.
8. Which team in the BRD will be your toughest competition this year?
Tabb is usually our toughest competition.
9. What would you consider to be the most dangerous stunt in cheerleading?
Any kind of sequence is dangerous because it is a series of high level stunts continuously being thrown into the air.
10. Do you plan on continuing your cheering career after high school?
I haven’t decided if I want to cheer in college, but I think it would depend on the college that I go