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High school drill team: Farmington dethrones 4-time champ Bingham for 6A championship (+ photo gallery)

Farmington swept all 3 categories in route to title

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Farmington High School’s drill team members reacts to their win at the 6A state drill team championship at the UCCU Center in Orem on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024. Farmington took first place in every category — military, dance, show and overall.

Megan Nielsen, Deseret News

The Farmington Nixelles are back on top as drill team state champions, and they got there by dethroning four-time 6A champ Bingham.

Farmington dominated the 6A competition on Friday at UVU, sweeping all three categories en route to the championship, with Bingham settling for a second-place finish after winning the title from 2020-2023. The Minerettes finished second in all three categories.

Layton, Davis and Pleasant Grove rounded at the 6A top five.

Farmington won back-to-back 5A state titles in 2020 and 2021, but after making the jump to 6A in 2022, it suddenly found itself taking a back seat to Bingham with runner-up finishes each of the past two years.

On Friday, the roles reversed as Farmington danced its way to another drill team state championship.

Farmington put a punctuation mark on its outstanding season with a near-flawless Joker dance in the Show category to wrap up its competition.

Class 6A

Team standings

  1. Farmington
  2. Bingham
  3. Layton
  4. Davis
  5. Pleasant Grove

Military

  1. Farmington
  2. Bingham
  3. Davis
  4. Copper Hills
  5. Layton

Dance

  1. Farmington
  2. Bingham
  3. Layton
  4. Davis
  5. Pleasant Grove

Show

  1. Farmington
  2. Bingham
  3. Layton
  4. Pleasant Grove
  5. Davis