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Southern Region Irish Dancing Championships Top 3 Solo Results Saturday

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Maureen McTeggart Hall ADCRG congratulates
McTeggart's 2nd place Zane Glotzpach and 12-Time Regional Champion Jason Hays
at Southern Region Irish Dancing Championships!
photo: Kay Horton for Feis America LLC

Three seems to have been one of the magic numbers last night at the Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America - Southern Region Irish Dancing Championships!  Three ladies from Drake Irish Dance swept the solo competitions with Amanda Carpenter, Christina Deacy and Catie Foley all clinching the titles for Senior Ladies, Ladies under 20 and Ladies under 19.  Catie Foley is the defending champion for the region, having also placed 4th at the North American Irish Dancing Championships in July.

Three Drake School Ladies Clinch Southern Region Irish Dancing Championships!
Photo: Kay Horton for Feis America LLC

Three young men also rocked the stage, winning championships for Senior Men, Men under 20 and Men under 18.  Jason Hays and Alex Mowatt-Larssen, both from McTeggart, defended their 2010 regional titles and Colin Barkell from Maple earned the Senior Men title.  To add to the excitement, Hays and Mowatt-Larssen were part of McTeggart's 15 & Over Choreography team which won for the second year in a row!

Among the toughest competitions of all the North American regions, every round is uncomfortably close with friendly rivals vying to keep or claim titles.  The oldest of the competitors, most of the dancers in these competitions have been sharing the stage, the spotlight, the glory and the disappointment for ten years or more.

Grace Gregory with 3rd place Ladies under 19 Victoria Cumbie
both from Rince na h'Eireann
photo: Feis America LLC
Kiera Daley won 2nd place Ladies under 19
with retired Breffni dancer Carolyn Ho
photo: Feis America LLC
 

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Southern Region Friday Results

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Mid-Atlantic Region Team Results

Jason Hays is now a twelve-time Oireachtas champion, and was delighted to honor one of his teachers with the big win.  He said, "Best part of the night was seeing my teacher get honored for sixty years of teaching!  Mrs. Hall you are forever my hero and I love you!".


2006 World Champion and 12-Time Southern Region Champion
Jason Hays with Maureen McTeggart Hall, ADCRG
photo Feis America LLC

Maureen McTeggart-Hall ADCRG was one of three honorees for this year's regional Irish dancing championships.  Alicia Mosti, TCRG was paid tribute for her role as the first certified Irish dancing teacher from Mexico and Kevin Broesler, ADCRG, was honored for 30 years of teaching in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern Regions of the Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America.

Full results are available at Feis Results; here are the Top Three solo champions in these categories:

Ladies 20 & Over aka Senior Ladies  -
CHAMPION Amanda Carpenter from Drake
2- Samantha Wheaton from Watters
3- Kelly Witherspoon from Maple

 
Bill Maple ADCRG with Kelly Witherspoon
3rd Place Senior Ladies
 Southern Region Irish Dancing Championships 2011
Photo courtesy Bill Maple

Ladies under 20
CHAMPION Christina Deacy from Drake
2- Sierra Dieton from Watters
3- Megan Baffa from Broesler
Kiera Daley from Breffni Academy
2nd place Ladies under 19
Southern Region Irish Dancing Championships 2011

photo Feis America LLC

Ladies under 19
CHAMPION Catie Foley from Drake     DEFENDING CHAMPION!
2- Kiera Daley from Breffni
3- Victoria Cumbie from Rince na h'Eireann

Inishfree Texas/Mexico ladies clinched five Top Five positions
at the Southern Region Oireachtas Saturday.
Not pictured: Ladies under 18 Champion Courtney Otis and Ashleigh Hopkins.
Photo: Feis America LLC


Ladies under 18
CHAMPION Courtney Otis from Inishfree Texas/Mexico
2 Tory Zehnder from Broesler
3 Erica Nielsen from Broesler

2011 Southern Region Irish Dancing Senior Men Champion
Colin Barkell from Maple Academy
shown with parents at 2011 North American Irish Dancing Championships
photo courtesy Bill Maple

Men 20 & Over aka Senior Men - 7 placed, all World Qualifiers
CHAMPION Colin Barkell from Maple
2- Christopher Nelson from Broesler
3- Daniel Johnson from Rhythm of Ireland

Men under 20 - 7 placed, all World Qualifiers
CHAMPION Jason Hays from McTeggart     DEFENDING CHAMPION!
2- Zane Glotzbach from McTeggart
3- Mischa Lassow from Broesler

Men under 18 - 7 placed, 5 World Qualifiers
CHAMPION Alex Mowatt-Larssen from McTeggart   DEFENDING CHAMPION!
2- Dillon Bradford from Drake
3- Patrick Brady from Rince na h'Eireann

 

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