Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers

CAROLINA HOEDOWN CHAMPIONSHIPS

SENECA, SC -- July 18, 2009

 

Novice Traditional Solo Champions - Male Champion Darby Moore and Female Champion Christy Babb.  Just some of the many awards won by the dancers of Blue Ridge Mountain Cloggers. 

After an absence of a couple of years, a major ACHF clogging competition returned to Seneca.  It was nice to have a competition hosted in our Oconee County.  It certainly made travel much easier and it was nice to be able to invite neighbors, family and friends to be come to be with us and see our dancers perform in this highly competitive environment.  BRMC wishes to thank Lib Mills and the other hosts of the Carolina Hoedown Championships.  We certainly enjoyed your hospitality and the quality event that you provided for our dancers. 

While the day proved to be very long, our dancers were rewarded with many team and individual accomplishments.  Once again the dancers of BRMC excelled in many of the traditional fields, but there were also many successes in contemporary categories.  The morning began with the Novice competition where Little Mountain Sweethearts and Mountain Laurel both earned first place awards.  Mountain Laurel would go on to be named Grand Champion Novice Team. The solo competitions brought on many more BRMC Awards.  It seemed every time they were announcint the Novice Traditional Awards there was a BRMC dancer stepping up to the microphone to introduce themselves.  This was capped off with Darby and Christy being named Champion Novice Traditional Soloists.  A summary of all of the Solo Results both Novice and Challenge is below. 

Little Mountain Sweethearts - winds up to begin their winning hoedown that would go on to win their age division in Novice Hoedown   The first competition for Mountain Laurel and our adult hoedown.  I guess they proved that they belong in the challenge category after winning Grand Champion Novice Team.

SOLO RESULTS

Name

Category / Age

placing

Novice Traditional Female

 

 

Sierra Howell

5-6

2nd

Kelley Singletary

5-6

3rd

Emma Burrell

7 9

1st

Rachael Babb

9-11

2nd

HaiIeigh Chapman

9-11

1st

Megan Cison

16-19

1st

Christy Babb

30-50

1st & Grand Champion

Novice Traditional Male

 

 

Darby Moore

15-18

1st & Grand Champion

 

 

 

Novice Contemporary Female

 

 

Macy Williams

6 & under

2nd

 

 

 

Challenge Traditional Female

 

 

Alexis Holcombe

4 & under

3rd

Reyana Chapman

4 & under

1st

Macy Williams

5-6

2nd

Christina Rollins

7-8

2nd

Kaitlin Galloway

9-10

1st

Callie Durham

9-10

2nd

Sidney Lyle

9-10

3rd

Brooklyn Simpson

11-12

1st

Kelley Addington

15-16

2nd

 

 

 

Challenge Contemporary Female

 

 

Abbie Bollick

7-8

2nd

Madison Addington

7-8

3rd

Callie Durham

9-10

2nd

Kelley Addington

15-18

1st

 

 

 

Challenge Male (Traditional & Contemporary)

 

 

Hunter Galloway

8-9

1st

Joey McCannon

10-11

1st

The team competitions were equally as impressive for BRMC teams as all 12 teams placed in the top 3 of their divisions.  Little Mountain Wildfire continued it's winning ways in the 4 or more couple hoedown category by placing 1st in the Pee-Wee age division.  In traditional line, Jocassee Storm and Mountain Rhythm each earned first place honors.  The Beverly Hillbillies show continues to put smiles on everyone's face and earn high marks from the judges as it once again placed first.  A summary of all team awards is listed below. 

Little Mountain Wildfire - picks their feet up high on the way to winning another 1st place in 4 or more couple hoedown The Energy from Mountain Rhythm to their Rocky Top Routine is always AWESOME--Once again the judges thought so as well.  1st Place. 

 

CATEGORY

AGE

TEAM

PLACING

Novice - 4 or more couple hoedown

Tiny Tot

Little Mountain Sweethearts

1st

 

Adult

Mountain Laurel

1st

 

 

 

 

4 or more couple hoedown

Pee-Wee

Little Mountain Wildfire

1st

 

Pee-Wee

Mountain Express

2nd

 

Elementary

Mountain Edition

2nd

 

Elementary

Oconee Belles

3rd

 

Junior

Shady Grove

2nd

Line Formation

Pee Wee

Little Mountain Wildfire

2nd

 

 

 

 

Traditional Line

Elementary

Jocassee Storm

1st

 

Elementary

Mountain Thunder

3rd

 

Adult

Mountain Rhythm

1st

 

 

 

 

Show

Junior

Show

1st

 

 

 

 

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.  Kaitlin and Haleigh were in their first duo competition and did very well.

Duo / Duet Results 

Abbey & Callie - Traditional Duo - Pee Wee 1st place

Kaitlin & Haleigh - Traditional Duo - Elementary 3rd place

Allison & Joey - Buck & Wing Duet - Elementary - 1st place
Kaitlin and Haliegh smiling on the way to a great duo routine.  They really looked sharp and represented us well.   
The perfect ending on a great dup performance.  A lot of neat stuff in this revised routine.  Keep it up.  Yes!! They really did that good.  Allison and Joey absolutely nailed their Buck & Wing duet.  Great Job!

What happens to the director after a very long day of keeping about 70 dancers and who knows how many parents in line.  Well sometimes you just have to take a little nap wherever you can grab it.  Thank you Loretta for all that you do. 

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