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ASU's top twirlers

When the Sun Devils face NAU to open their season Saturday, stick around at halftime to see these national competitors perform

Twirlers pose for a photo at ASU marching band practice.
September 01, 2016

Arizona State University's feature twirlers Alysse Blight (pictured top left) and Rebecca Lantz represented ASU and the Sun Devil Marching Band at the 54th National Baton Twirling ChampionshipsAccording to the pair's coach, Karen Husted, the national championship competition is for solo baton twirling only (one baton). The College Miss Majorette of America competition combines three events: baton twirling including one baton and multiple baton twirling (Lantz twirled one, two, three and four batons); a strut competition (an expansion off basic march), and interview in formal attire. in July at the University of Notre Dame, and they both finished in the top 10 in the College Miss Majorette of America pageant — making ASU the only university to have more than one twirler in the top 10.

And they did the maroon and gold proud: Lantz, a sophomore, was named both College Miss Majorette of America and the Grand National Twirling Champion, and Blight, a junior, finished sixth overall in the Miss Majorette pageant.

Both twirlers will be featured with the Sun Devil Marching Band for the 2016-2017 season. 

Top photo by Deanna Dent/ASU Now

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