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West Fargo Packatahnas take honors

The West Fargo Packatahnas.

The West Fargo High School Varsity Packatahnas took first place honors for their high kick routine on Saturday, Jan. 10, at UDA's Spirit Cup Competition at the Mall of America. They placed second with their pom routine. The West Fargo Senior Elite team took second place in the Senior Jazz division. The JV Packatahnas earned second place honors in both the hip hop and pom divisions.

Competition teams from Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Missouri, Wisconsin, and New Mexico were represented. Local competitors included West Fargo, Fargo North, Grand Forks Central, NDSU, MSUM, and Concordia.

The Packatahna and NDSU teams were invited to perform at the University of Minnesota dance team's Best of the Best show Friday night prior to the Spirit Cup Competition. They were given the honor of performing in the company of some of the most respected dance teams in the Minneapolis metro area including the University of St. Thomas, the College of St. Benedict, Eden Prairie High School, and the hosts, the University of Minnesota.