Definitely surprised by these results. Though I wasn't there so I didn't see how each group performed. Congratulations to Bishop Heelan on capping off a struggling year with a GC and to Westwood, also having a struggling year, on grabbing 1RU. And another congrats to Center Point Urbana. What a season you had! Beating groups like Muscatine! Impressive to say the least. I certainly hope you come back to NW Iowa next year! (Though many not to Hinton; they seem to give you troubles.)
OH. And a HUGE congratulations to Sheldon. I think, from what I know anyway, this was their first finals in quite a few years! (Last time I remember them making finals anywhere was when Okoboji held a competition.. back in like 06. Woofta!)
1st Place - Center Point-Urbana - Illumination
2nd Place - Sioux City Bishop Heelan - Pinnacle
3rd Place - Sioux City Bishop Heelan - Magnifique
1st Place - Laurens-Marathon - L-M Impulse
2nd Place - Elk Point-Jefferson - Audio Picture
1st Place - Westwood - The Rebelaires
2nd Place - Sheldon - Impact
3rd Place - Sioux Center - Satisfaction
4th Place - Manson Northwest Webster - Quantum
5th Place - South O'Brien - Center Stage
1st Place - Sioux City Bishop Heelan - Harmonia Mundi
2nd Place - Center Point-Urbana - Summit Street Singers
3rd Place - Carroll - Swingsations
Best Band - Westwood - The Rebelaires
Grand Champions - Sioux City Bishop Heelan - Harmonia Mundi
1st Runner-Up - Westwood - The Rebelaires
2nd Runner-Up - Center Point-Urbana - Summit Street Singers
3rd Runner-Up - Sheldon - Impact
4th Runner-Up - Sioux Center - Satisfaction
5th Runner-Up - Center Point-Urbana - Illumination
Best Vocals - Center Point-Urbana - Summit Street Singers
Best Choreography - Westwood - The Rebelaires
First time in almost five years that LeMars hasn't made the 15 mile drive south to Hinton. Kinda sad.
Early Predictions that will probably change:
GC. Center Point Urbana
1RU. Bishop Heelan
5RU. Sioux Center
Top three are set. They could switch positions, but top three will be these groups.
3RU-5RU will be a very interesting match up. I saw Sheldon's show at state contest and was very impressed, where as Sioux Centers isn't nearly as good as past years. Carroll is also a mystery to me but they've kinda faltered a bit over the past two years.
I love to see CPU coming back to NW Iowa every year.