Ott Takes Versatility to Drury Cheer

Gretchen Ott has been a versatile component of Republic’s cheer squad for the past several years, and now she’ll take that versatility with her to Drury University. Ott signed her letter of intent to cheer at Drury Wednesday.

“I’ve known her about five years now, and she’s come a long way and done a great job working on her skills. She has improved every year on her tumbling, and her basing, and her flying,” says coach Matthew Massey. “[She] has now found a home at Drury, so she’ll be able to offer all those abilities there to them. They’ll tap into that, especially because it will make her a team player, being able to do more than one thing.”

Massey says Ott stepped up as a senior leader this year, as Republic’s cheerleaders attended their first national competition.

Ott says she’s looking forward to tackling new challenges at the college level.

“The level of stunts are going to be a lot harder, and I’m going to be looking forward to learning those new skills,” she says. “I’m going to miss my teammates a lot. I’ve known the same girls for so long.”

Ott will join Republic classmate Caitlyn Sturgis, who signed to cheer at Drury in February. Ott says the people at Drury made the difference in her decision.

“I chose Drury because when I went there, everyone was so sweet to me. They were just so friendly,” she says.

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