The Thunder Youth Cheer received second place at the U.S.A. Nationals in Disneyland on March 2. The team members are: Ashley Freitas, Kolbey Banks, Macie Harmon, Shelby Rolfe, Brookelyn Brigham, Jessie Cabral, Olivia Nemmers, Keyondra Clemons, Kayla Richardson, Alexis Machado and Vanessa Arceo. The team's coaches are Christa Bates, Kaylie Hayes, Stephanie Cook and Devon Lawrence.
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