The Raven Cheer Squad opened up its first season of NAIA Competitive Cheer & Dance with competitions at Baker University on Sunday and then at home Monday.
Sunday's event was the Northwest Region Preview hosted by Baker and featured squads that will be competing against the Ravens for a shot at a trip to Nationals while Monday was a dual with the University of St. Mary.
On Sunday, the squad finished in first place out of five teams with an overall scored of 66.86667. Central Methodist took second place, followed by MNU, Graceland and Baker.
On Monday, the Ravens earned the dual win over USM as they scored 58.5.
The Cheer Squad returns to action on Saturday with a trip to Fayette, Mo., to compete in the annual Heart Spirit Squad Championships hosted by Central Methodist.