Xtreme Step Team wins national network competition

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Lake Charles Step Team called Xtreme Step Team won a national television network competition in New York City on January 11, 2012.

Xtreme Step Team, comprised of students representing Washington Marion Magnet High School, LaGrange High School and Barbe High School, competed against another step team from Oklahoma on BET's 106 & Park "Wild Out Wednesday" show.

The show is based on a call voting system. Xtreme Step Team received 52% of the vote and the other team got 48% of the vote.

The team consists of young men and women 15-18 years of age.

"We would like to do more and expose more youth to the positive aspects of step so we are open to people finding more about how they can help", says Randy Baggett Jr., Xtreme Step Team founder and coach.

There are 13 members in total but only seven were chosen to compete. The team has traveled to places like Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Georgia and New York.

The team practices at the Purple Heart Recreation Center on Legion Street three days a week at two hours per day.

The Lake Charles Step Team goes back to compete in the All Star championship summer 2012. The prize for the All Star competition is $5,000.

Members of Xtreme Step team who competed in NYC are:

Jasmine Price – Washington Marion Magnet High School

Lexi Holland – Washington Marion Magnet High School

Jaresa Jackson – LaGrange High School

Devonte Aaron – Washington Marion Magnet High School

Devin Aaron – Barbe High School

Tyrone Cormier – Barbe High School

Matthew Thompson – Washington Marion Magnet High School (currently enrolled at McNeese State University)