Dobie’s Lariettes, Lasso drill teams rack up awards at regional competition

Dobie’s Lariettes, Lasso drill teams rack up awards at regional competition
Posted on 02/09/2018
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The J. Frank Dobie High School Lariettes pose with the trophies and banners following their wins.



By Jade Wise
PISD Communications


The J. Frank Dobie High School Lariettes and Lasso drill teams recently won multiple awards at the American Dance Drill Team Regional Contest in New Caney.

The Lariettes, Dobie main campus’s drill team, placed first overall in their category and were named the “Best of the Best” team. Colonel Adela Alanis and Lt. Colonel Aleida Gonzalez were solo finalists placing first runner up and third runner up, respectively.
 
“They really turned it on at this competition and were very professional, said first year Lariettes coach Victoria Armenta. “They really gave it their all.”

The team began preparing for the competition right after football season in November and faced added pressure when one of the officers suffered an injury less than an hour before the competition began.

“Our team works really well under pressure, so I don’t have to worry because I know we will go above and beyond and beat the status quo,” said Colonel Alanis.

Also competing at the competition was Dobie9’s Lasso drill team who took home a WOW award, a judge’s award, and a division 1 ranking.

The Lassos ninth grade team is designed to prepare students who aspire to try out for the Lariettes with the necessary skills to make the team.

“Through Lassos I’ve learned responsibility, dedication and time management skills,” said Dobie9 student Lauren Robinson.


Lasso Team Photo
Coach Chelsea Bohny (bottom center) and the Dobie9 Lassos team recently won multiple awards at the American Dance Drill Team Regional Contest.

Lariettes officers show off awards.
The Dobie Lariettes officers and Coach Victoria Armenta (far right) show off awards from the competition.