Athlete of the Week: Brook Dietz

How long have you been doing cheerleading? 

“It has been six or seven years. I started doing All Star cheer in seventh grade, but then I had to quit my ninth grade year because my parents got divorced, but I have always done school cheer since I was able to and started back doing competitive cheer my junior year.” 

What has been your biggest accomplishment from this season so far?

“Making All State cheer and doing it with my best friend. I really didn’t want to at first, but my coach Sam really pushed me to do it.”

What are your personal goals?

“Winning State this Saturday and improving so I can cheer at Kirkwood next year because I am already pretty committed to that.”

What are some struggles you have faced in cheer? 

“A couple weeks ago I got hurt and collapsed one of my lungs and bruised my sternum. It sounds worse than it actually was. I caught my flyer while doing a basket and her shoulder hit my sternum, and instead of falling backward, I resisted it. I was fine, and then I asked someone to crack my back, and then the next thing you know, I couldn’t breathe or get up.

Favorite memory from this or previous season?

“Last year my teammates Sabrina, Meg and Ashley, this was a practice I remember. It was for football sideline cheer, and we thought that it would be a good idea to go in the closet with all of the footballs and the basketballs in the gym and hide from our coaches. We were in there for probably a good 10 minutes, and our coach came in told us to come out. That Friday we had a game and all four of us had to be benched for the first quarter of the game.”

Are you planning on participating in cheer after this year?

“I am planning on cheering at Kirkwood next year.”

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