BEAR RIVER HIGH - February 16, 2021
Brinley Burrup, Taya Jeppesen, Kinzy Bronson and Brooklyn Archibald are this week’s featured Headliner Athletes of the Week at BRVNEWS.com - sponsored by Chanshare Farms. Thank you for supporting local journalism and high school sports in the Bear River Valley!
PUBLISHER'S NOTE: In a team sport such as drill (dance), it’s impossible to single out just one student athlete to spotlight and recognize for their contributions to their team. Therefore, this week’s featured Headliner Athletes of the Week at BRVNEWS.com goes to four members of the Bear River High School Hi-Steppers team as they finish up their 2020-21 season.
As this year’s Hi-Steppers Drill Mistress, Brinley Burrup continued to dance despite an injury and did so as a leader on the team.
“Brinley is an asset to the team and has a great work ethic,” said Stevie Aoki, Bear River High’s Hi-Steppers head coach.
“She suffered a shoulder injury in the middle of the drill year but didn’t let it stop her as she continued to dance at each performance,” Aoki added.
Brinley is a senior at Bear River High School and is the daughter of Jordan and Lacey Burrup.
Taya Jeppesen, a senior at Bear River High School, is a four-year member of the Hi-Steppers team and was recently nominated for All-State during the 2020-21 competition year.
“She’s a voice for her team and a talented dancer,” said Stevie Aoki, Bear River High’s Hi-Steppers head coach.
“Taya is a natural leader and is successful at whatever she puts her mind to,” Aoki added.
Taya is the daughter of Diana Brammer and Barry Jeppesen.
Kinzy Bronson, this year’s Junior Drill Mistress on the Bear River High School Hi-Steppers team, brings her work ethic, talent and technique to the team.
“She is a hard worker and knows dance well,” said Stevie Aoki, Bear River High’s Hi-Steppers head coach.
“Kinzy is known for her turns and beautiful smile. She has great energy and exceptional facials in each dance,” Aoki added.
Kinzy is a junior at Bear River High School and is the daughter of Jonathan and Candice Bronson of Tremonton.
As a three-year member of the Bear River High School Hi-Steppers drill team, junior Brooklyn Archibald is a strong, yet quiet, force on the team and on the dance floor.
“She has beautiful technique along with turns, leaps and kicks,” said Stevie Aoki, Bear River High’s Hi-Steppers head coach.
“Brooklyn understands the logistics of dance as she often helps with choreography, counts and clarification of dances. She is also a strong leader for her team,” Aoki added.
Brooklyn is the daughter of Reggie and Chantel Archibald of Tremonton.