Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers

STOMPIN' GROUND CHAMPIONSHIPS

MAGGIE VALLEY, NC -- May 4, 2013

Congratulation to our double solo champion winner! 

Kelley Addington won Overall Champion Female in both the traditional and contemporary categories.  I believe Kelley really enjoyed the trip to dance on the Grand Ole Opry and wants another trup.     Just some of the many awards won by the dancers of Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers. 

The Stompin' Ground in Maggie Valley, NC is the clogging capital of the world and this weekend the dancers of BRMC left their mark on the hallowed wooden floor of this historic site known to cloggers the world over.  Leading the way in this day was Kelley Addington who totally dominated the female solo competition.  We also had many other individual dancers place very well as witnessed by 19 total individual awards with 9 first place awards. 

The commitment and dedication of our dancers and teams was rewarded by us receiving three team championship awards:  Overall Elementary Team; Overall Junior Team and Grand Champion Junior Division Team.   This overall Junior Division team was earned from the traditional line performance of Shady Grove and "Heartbreak Mountain". Mountain Edition Precision was the champion Elementary team with the precision routine.  Other teams placing first were Mountain Edition Hoedown and the new line routine to "Best Shot"   

Shady Grove on the way to earning Overall Junior Champion team honors with an absolutely breathtaking performance of their traditional line routine.    Shady Grove Traditional Line continued it's winning ways - being named as Overall Champion of the Junior division.  

 TEAM RESULTS

CATEGORY

AGE

TEAM

PLACING

4 or more couple hoedown

Elementary

Mountain Edition

1st

 

Junior

Shady Grove

2nd

 

 

 

 
4 or more couple precision

Elementary

Mountain Edition

1st & Elementary Champion

 

     

 Line

Elementary

  1st

 

 

 

 
Props Exhibition Elementary   2nd
       

 

     

 Traditional Line

Elementary

Mountain Wildfire

2nd

 

 Junior

 Shady Grove

1st & Junior Division Champion

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

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Joey shows some of his skills in the contemporary solo category that earnied him a spot in the dance off in both contemporary & traditional categories.  Our dancers were really sharp in the solo competition.  Unfortunately in such a large competition, everyone can't get recognized.  One of our newest dancers in her very first solo competition - Great job! 

SOLO RESULTS 

We should all be very proud of our solo dancers for persevering through a very long solo competition and representing us so well.  Although we did not have the number of dancers placing at this competition that we have it was a great day for many.  you could also tell when our dancers were there because they were always smooth dancers that had a smile on their face and showed great sportsmanship to their competitors.  A summary of our solo winners is below. 

Name

Category / Age

placing

Traditional Female

 

 

Kyleigh Medlin 4 - 5 3rd
Morgan Laura 5 - 7 1st
Destiny Revis 8 - 9 1st
Abbey Bollick 10-12 1st
Kelley Addington 16 - 19 1st & Grand Champion
Stephanie Howell 16 - 19 3rd
     
Traditional Male    

Johnny Davis

10 - 12

 2nd

Joey McCannon

13 - 15

1st

 

 

 

Contemporary Female

 

 

Morgan Laura

5 - 7 3rd
Destiny Revis 8 - 9 3rd
Augusta Holder 10 - 12 2nd
Abbey Bollick 10 -12

3rd

Callie Durham 13 - 15 3rd
Kelley Addington 16 - 19

 1st &Grand Champion

Stephanie Howell 16 - 19 3rd
     
Acapello solo    
Augusta Holder 10 -12 3rd
     
Flatfoot Solo    
Abbey Bollick 10 -12 2nd
     
     
     
     

After a very long day the last group to compete was our duos and duets.  They all did a remarkable job. We are truly proud of them for their perseverance and the skill and energy that they showed after several other dances.  Abbey and Callie lead the way by placing first in all three categories.  Great Job.  


             
                    
                                       Duo / Duet Results                                         
     
Destiny & Morgan - Pee Wee Traditional Duo 2nd place
Abbey & Destiny - Elem Traditional Duo 1st place
Augusta & Sierra - Elem Traditional Duo 2nd place
Abbey & Callie - Junior Traditional Duo 1st place
  Contemporary duo 2nd place
  Show Duo 2nd place
  Short duo 2nd place
Kaitlin & Allison - Junior Traditional Duo 2nd place
Stephanie & Joey - Junior Traditional Duet 1st place
  Contemporary Duet 1st place
Stephanie & Joey have really developed this routine nicely, they have shown improvement in each competition...The precise and similar style and movement of these two is really catching the judges eyes.   
One of our newest duos, Abbey & Destiny, First place in their first outing,,,,Great job.  One of the duos that makes BRMC the strongest team around in terms of duo's and duets.  Augusta & Sierra have worked hard to learn more and make this routine the best. 

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