Winter Guard Makes History on the Floor

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Winter Guard Makes History on the Floor

Winter Guard wins first place at the NTCA Winter Guard Championships at Thomas Coliseum on April 1, 2016. (Annabel Thorpe / The Talon News)

Winter Guard wins first place at the NTCA Winter Guard Championships at Thomas Coliseum on April 1, 2016. (Annabel Thorpe / The Talon News)

Winter Guard wins first place at the NTCA Winter Guard Championships at Thomas Coliseum on April 1, 2016. (Annabel Thorpe / The Talon News)

Winter Guard wins first place at the NTCA Winter Guard Championships at Thomas Coliseum on April 1, 2016. (Annabel Thorpe / The Talon News)

Faith Stapleton, Reporter

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History was made on April 1 at the Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City when the Argyle Winter Guard heard ‘Argyle’ called for first place.

For the first time at Argyle High School, the Lady Eagles Winter Guard came home from their NTCA Winter Guard Championships with gold medals.

“It was actually the best feeling in the world,” junior captain Jenna Martin said.

The team had three hour practices twice a week, but the girls also used a chant to motivate each other.

“We have always said this phrase ‘fight for it’,” Martin said, “so we just kept saying that before the performance, and I just kept thinking that during the performance.”

One of the biggest differences between the winter guard’s performance at their championships compared to their regular performances is the team atmosphere. At their championships, the guard showed what can happen when people work together.

“Earlier in the season, you could see we are all just performing individually,” senior guard member Alyssa Woolums said, “but at the championship show, you could feel on the floor the fact that we were performing as a team – and it made a huge difference.”

Family is an important element in winter guard. Even after winning, that element never went away.

“The best part of championships was afterwards when we were all hugging and crouched together,” Woolums said. “That huge feeling of family and accomplishment together; it was really amazing.”

The Eagles are proud of each other and all they have accomplished this season and are more than happy to be champions.

“That feeling of we finally did it, we fought for it and we got it,” Martin said. “That’s the best part of the competition.”  

It may seem normal to relax and celebrate after winning a championship like this, but the guard plans on continuing their hard work.

“I feel like the spring show is our moment in showing everyone what we can actually do,” senior guard member Skyler Yeargan said. “It shows people what winter guard and color guard actually is.”

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