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The East Ridge dance team is back in action this season. (Bulletin file photo)

2013-14 Winter Preview: East Ridge dance team has new coaches

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2013-14 Winter Preview: East Ridge dance team has new coaches
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The East Ridge dance team is back in action this season with new head coaches Ashley Stoffel and Melissa Vogler.

This year’s squad will be led by captains Kathryn Wamstad, Meghan Hickey, Natalie Nelson, Alyssa Hugdahl and Abbie Oxley.

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“We are really excited about the strong student leadership on the team, along with the passion and drive our dancers have shown at practice already,” Stoffel said.

Last season’s highlight for the Raptors was a second place finish at the Simley Invitational in the Jazz competition. This year, the team is focused on improving last year’s scores, according to the coaches.

East Ridge is looking to be in peak form come sections, the coaches said. East Ridge hosted the first competition of the season on Nov. 25, after the Bulletin went to print.

—Patrick Johnson

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Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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