O.C. brings home their first place trophy in the Youth Step USA Bronx Borough Championship.
On December 5, 2015, Tech’s male step team, Organized C.H.A.O.S., also known as Organized, Crazy, Hot, Amazing, Original Steppers, showed the judges and audience exactly how O.C. handles business, bringing home the first place trophy from the Youth Step USA Bronx Borough Championship.
When asked how he felt about the win, Bryan Belmont ’16, one of the team’s captains said, “Honestly, coming into this new season I was really worried about how well we would do as a team. We had seven out of the nine people on competition squad graduate last year and it was up to me and Joel to take a group of really inexperienced guys and make a winning team out of them. But I’m really proud of the progress they’ve made in just the past three weeks and I think that pride and confidence will carry us throughout the year, even through nationals in the spring.”
For most of the guys that performed, this was their first real competition, but they didn’t let the nerves get the best of them. They definitely lived up to the O.C. reputation, set by the guys that came before them.
David Melo ’17, a member of the team since his sophomore year, said “I was nervous and a bit unsure of the team since it was our first time doing any type of competition but I’m glad we won. This is huge for me and for the team. This boosted my confidence way up since I have never won anything in my life except for academic awards. It’s nice to know that we have talent and I believe if we can win one competition, we can probably win more in the future.”
This competition and being part of Organized C.H.A.O.S. has been a great opportunity for the guys. You can truly see the bond amongst them, from their after-school practices to celebrating their win.
“It was one of my biggest accomplishments and it cured my fear of public speaking,” says Alen Prospere ’18, a member of the team since last year.
This was O.C.’s first of many competitions this season, and we’ll definitely be seeing more of them in the future.