On Saturday, Hudson High hosted the 25th annual Western Wisconsin Conference Dance Competition, where schools from three different athletic conferences – Big Rivers, Dunn-St. Croix and Middle Border – competed for the title of Conference Champions.
The Varsity Raidaires held on to their title of Big Rivers Conference Champs, with their award-winning performances in Jazz and Hip Hop. Back Row: Brooke J., Jordan T., Maddie C., Anna N., Mikaela B., Kassie E., Avery S., Julia B., Macey H., Elianna H., Gabby M., Hunter S., Natalia G., Olivia H., Sophia H., Ashton R. (captain). Row 2: Manager Maria A., Emily W., Natalia R., Lexie S., Elle F., Kylie S., Alivia T.(captain), Ella B., Sophi J., Hailey B., Madi D., Manager Owen G. Front: Hailey W. (captain) and Chloe H. (captain).
The Varsity Raidaires will head to the Western Regionals on January 26 in Wausau to compete for Regional Champion and qualify for the State Dance Competition, Feb. 2. The Varsity team is coached by Kim Hoff, Monica Servi and Kristin Van Den Broeke.
In the solo and ensemble division, soloist Chloe H. and Hailey B. were named First-Team All-Conference for Big Rivers, with Hailey B. placing third overall, and Chloe H. placing first. In the ensemble division, several Hudson duets took home Second-Team All-Conference honors, as well as placing in the top three including: Alivia T. and Ella B. (1st), Brooke J. and Lexie S. (2nd), Elle F. and Kassie E. (3rd) and Mikaela B. and Emily W. (4th).
For the JV division the Hudson JV team came away victorious and was awarded JV Conference Champions for their performances in Pom and Jazz. Next up, the JV Team travels to DC Everest High School to compete at JAM Saturday to retain their JV State Champions title. The JV team is coached by Carynn Arend and Ashley Herink.