Thanks Happ for trying to clarify the mystifying method that constitutes
"judging" for the drill teams. I still think it is ridiculous that
Bingham won two of the three routines, tied for the top spot and comes out
second even with two first places. Must they make everything difficult....
Including judging. So I guess the consolation is that Bingham is the best in the
State in two of the three routines. Sad they still come up short with two first
Copper Hills and Bingham were tied in the overall ranking ( I believe CH had two
2nd places and one 1st place and Bingham had 2 1st places and a 3rd). This
would tie them overall with 5 ranking points. To break the tie, the tabulator
looks at how each of the 5 judges ranked both teams and compares the ranking
head to head. Usually the high and low ranking is dropped, so only 3 scores are
counted. When there is a tie, then they look at all 5 judges rankings. This is
how Copper Hills won overall. I hope this makes sense.
Wow I too wonder why Bingham didn't place first with two first place
finishes? And what has happened with Lone Peak chervalies? Sounds like they are
all young girls or they the coach is very inexperienced. They are usually a top
5 finisher every year. Sad too see a quality program go down hill.
Politics aside, Bountiful has topped the dance scene in both innovation and
difficulty for years. They win because they push limits of what the girls are
expected to do. Hard work= success. Also, not all of the difficulty will be
visible to the average spectator. The mandatory L and R fouettes, Ariels, and
kick lines on point are evidence of the boundaries that Bountiful has been
pushing since 08 when Jan came back as the head coach. As a 4 year drill team
veteran, 3 yr All-State member and captain of the 09 state champions, I have to
say that these girls earned it.
Dear 86&90UTEah, great come back. You can google Brenda Searle
and see what happened in state back in 2009, especially the KSL piece...
Come on D News, you can do better. I realize that many sports have a higher
interest rate than this one, but these girls deserve more than this.
Still trying to figure out how Bingham won two first place routines....yet comes
in at second place. If they indeed "tied" for first place with CHHS,
then wouldn't the fair thing to do be to give the tie to the school that
received the most 1st places? I guess logic is not used in "judging".
Mfs, Because Brenda Searle is an institution in the drill world and
because, as it is every year in drill, Bountiful'sand Copper Hill's
wins are political. No offense to the girls, but I'm just stating what
everyone in the drill world knows is true. Sad, but true.
Congratulations to all who participated, but I am curious as to why the
commentary focused only on Hillcrest and not Copper Hills and Bountiful?