(Yakima, WA) The WIAA Winter Championships for the 2023-24 season comes to an end this weekend with the state Drill and Dance competition in the Yakima SunDome. The 4A teams compete on Friday while the 3A/2A/1A teams perform on Saturday. Some of the events on Saturday include all 3 classifications and others are 3A separated from 2A/1A.

The categories available to compete in include Dance, Hip Hop, Kick, Pom, Military and Show.

The 4A defending Champions in dance is Skyline who are acutally 2 time defending champions and also won it in 2019 taking 3 of the last 4. In Pom since 2013, Moses Lake has won 6 of the Championships and also come in as winning the last 2 years. Eastlake is the other team to look for as Eastlake and Moses Lakes have won the past 11 straight 4A Pom titles.

Moses Lake will be defending their Military title as well winning the top spot the past 3 straight years. Pasco is on a 4-year winning streak in the Hip Hop category and 2 time winner of the Show event. Kentridge won the Kick category in 2018 and 2019 before dropping to Mount Si in 2022 but bounced back last year to win their 3rd Kick Championship in the last 4 events. Dance and Drill did not take place in 2019 and 2020 due to the Covid outbreak.

In 3A Dance Capital took the Big Trophy last year while in 2A Tumwater won it for the 1st time since 2018. The T-Birds have dominated this category with 10 Championaships with a 6 year run from 2013-2018. Tumwater and Capital each scored victories in the Pom category as well with the Cougars winning their 3rd in a row in 3A. Tumwater has also controlled this event with 11 titles from 2005-2023.

In the other 4 categories all have at least double winners coming into Saturday led by Bonney Lake shooting for their 4th straight in the Kick event. Bonney Lake picked up a 2nd title last year in 3A Military. Hermiston is also shooting for #4 in the dramatic Show category. Hermiston also won the 3A Hip Hop Championship.

Othello has won back-to-back titles in 2A Hip Hop and Royal has a 2-yesr string of wins in 1A/2A Military.

Friday’s schedule is at 11:30am the doors open for the public with the first routine getting underway at 12:30pm. The estimated time for the Drill Down event is about 7:15pm and will be followed by the spectacular parade of teams and then the awards presentation.

Saturday’s schedule will begin with an 11:30am doors open and 12:30pm 1st performance but the estimated Drill Down event is 9:15pm followed by the parade of teams and awards.

Both days will be live streamed on the NFHS Sports Network. Here are the streams for each day:

Friday, March 22 State 4A Dance and Drill at Yakima SunDome

Link to watch Session 1

Link to watch Session 2

Saturday, March 23 State 3A/2A/1A/2B Dance and Drill at Yakima SunDome

Link to watch Session 1

Link to watch Session 2


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