Bingham Minerettes 3-peat as 6A state champions


Bingham showed off Saturday afternoon at UVU why it’s again the premier drill team program in the state.

The Minerettes dominated at Saturday’s 6A state championships, sweeping all three categories en route to a third straight state championship and the 10th in program history.

“This season required a lot of perseverance, resiliency, mental toughness and determination for the Minerettes. After taking a second place at one of our invitational competitions, they had to decide if they were going to rise or fall. They did not waste any time deciding. The next day I got texts from some of my leadership ready to make a plan to move forward and at the very next practice the team decided they were going to do whatever it would take,” said Bingham coach Erika Cox.

“The way they bounced back so fast and their trust in me as a coach gave me more momentum. From that moment on, I watched them give everything they had until the very end. The following weeks involved literal blood, sweat, and tears. There were some hard practices that we pushed through, injuries, doubt, and more, but we knew what our goal was and we weren’t willing to change that. These girls didn’t back away from challenge, they made themselves better because of it, and it paid off big with a state title. I am so proud of them not just for that win but the long and hard journey they fought through to get it.”

Davis, Layton and Copper Hills rounded out the top five teams.

Members of this year’s Bingham team are: Halle Almond, Hailee Anderson, Lexi Barnes, Cambree Bennett, Bostyn Brady, Ashlee Briggs, Berkli Cromar, Madi FInlayson, Maddie Fowlks, Brinley Funes, Sadie Gadd, Chloe Graham, Lexi Hair, Cydnee Halls, Kenzi Hansen, Sophia King, Amanda Lindquist, Hallie Lowrance, Avree Mangum, Maren Marshall, Halee Mecham, Ashlyn Park, Morgan Philips, Cierra Perschon, Macie Praag, Madie Praag, Jade Rutherford, Isabelle Schipaanboard, Jadyn Sommer, Kate Sundloff, Gracie Thomas, Denzyl Vigil, Leah Wagstaff, Halle West and Avery Zrno.

Deseret News  February 5, 2022