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Ames High School Drill Team

The Ames High Drill Team has 20 girl members and 7 boys members for the 2015/2016 season.

They competed at the State Competition this year and took home a record number of State Runner Up Trophies in Novelty, Hoop, Show Production, All Male!  We are also pleased to announce that Grace Arndt placed 7
th out of 70 dancers at the State Solo Contest.

4 girls participated in the All Iowa Drill Team that performs at the halftime of the State Girls Basketball Championship games they are, Sarah Friedrich, Ashlyn Neppl, Ashley Sitzman, Alyssa Watters.

Ames High was pleased to host the All Iowa Drill Team tryouts, a two day audition where over 500 people came to audition in Ames to perform at the State Tournaments. The Ames High Drill Team also hosted the Central Iowa Critique, were over a dozen teams came to be critiqued on their routines by a panel of judges.

The team performs in a variety of home AHS basketball games and enjoys performing in the community.

The team is looking forward to a GREAT 2016/2017season!


Coach Sarah Buss
Phone: 515-817-0611

2010 ISDTA Character Counts Drill Team  Coach of the year.

2011 ISDTA Lifetime Achievement Award- and was the youngest in ISDTA history to receive it.

ISDTA board member, 14 years

Host Director for All Iowa Drill Team Tryouts

Host Director for the Central Iowa Critique

Quote: “Winners Never Quit and Quitters Never Win”

18th year as Head Coach of the Ames High Drill Team

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