Wylie East Sapphires take top awards at Nationals in Florida

Photo by Tracey Archibald.

The Wylie East Sapphires competed at the Champion Dance Nationals at the University of Florida in Orlando on March 3, taking home several outstanding awards.

The drill team dancers also spent time at Walt Disney World, visiting the various parks and enjoying a character breakfast with Winnie the Pooh and Friends and a private team dinner at Epcot.

The Sapphires arrived at Disney on Leap Day, Feb. 29, when Magic Kingdom was open all night, giving the girls extra time to enjoy the attractions.


The Sapphire Officer Line was named Runner-Up Grand Champion Officer Line. The officers are: Jessica Farrias, Lauren Snow, Jesslynn Grigsby, Lindsee Wharton, and Chandler Cobb.

Officer Awards: All routines received a Superior rating

  • Runner-Up Grand Champion Officer Line
  • 1st place Officer Modern
  • 1st place Officer Contemporary
  • 3rd Place Officer Jazz

Team Awards: All routines received a Superior rating

  • 1st Place Team Jazz
  • 1st Place Team Novelty
  • 2nd Place Team Pom

Solos: All soloists received Superior ratings

Haley Archibald, Jessica Farrias, Jesslynn Grigsby, Audrey Jones, Addie Matthews, Danielle Ory, Billie Watson, and Ashlenn Wellbrock.

The Wylie East Sapphires are under the direction of Cortney Davis and assisted by Brittany Miller.

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