Howdie Damariz Serrano!
January 18, 2017
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Damariz Serrano is a sophomore on the color guard team at George Ranch.
The Wrangler: Why did you want to join color guard?
Serrano: I wanted to join Color Guard because it’s being a part of a team that sticks together and it’s pretty cool.
The Wrangler: How much time do you spend practicing?
Serrano: I would say we spend about 15 hours a week practicing.
The Wrangler: When did you start the team?
Serrano: I joined the team in 7th cadet guard.
The Wrangler: How do you feel about your routine?
Serrano: I love our routine because it’s unique and sends an important message.
The Wrangler: What is your biggest challenge, and what do you do to manage this challenge?
Serrano: The biggest challenge is trying to achieve new skills. The newest one I’m learning is a triple flag toss with a roll under it. I manage by practicing the timing and the motion of it.
The Wrangler: What is your biggest accomplishment in color guard?
Serrano: My biggest achievement would be making saber line, the hardest weapon in guard, but the teams greatest accomplishment would be winning state.
The Wrangler: What was the best advice you were ever given?
Serrano: The best advice ever given to me would be our director, Beth Young, saying ” You don’t earn trophies on competition day, you earn then everyday during practice.”
The Wrangler: How do you manage your grades while doing color guard?
Serrano: I do my homework during any available time, even 15 minutes before practice.
The Wrangler: What advice would you give someone that wants to join color guard?
Serrano: It’s really fun and open to anyone. I joined with no experience and now I’m on varsity, so commitment goes a long way.
The Wrangler: Tell one interesting thing about color guard.
Serrano: One interesting thing about color guard is a fun game we play trying to see how many turns we can do under any toss.