The Indian Creek High School cheerleading competition squad recently took first place and were named grand champions and national champions at the 2011 Midwest Cheerleading Competition in Columbus.
The squad, comprised of 15 girls, was awarded the bid to travel to Washington, D.C., for the U.S. finals competition slated May 6-8.
According to head coach Colleen Shultz, the squad is required to compete in three events each year, and it placed first and was named overall grand champs at the 2010 Jefferson County Fair. The team also placed second in the Buckeye 8 competition and third at the OVAC competition.
With the winning of the Midwest event, the girls have the chance to become national champions if they win their division in May.
This is a wonderful accomplishment for these young girls and it proves their hard work and dedication to the sport has paid off.
To be a member of the squad, the girls must be able to complete a roundoff back tuck; however, most have much more tumbling experience than that. Area residents attending a recent Indian Creek High School basketball game got to see the squad and received a taste of what cheerleading competitions are about.
These girls definitely proved that cheerleading is a sport, and they should be proud of their accomplishments. We wish them the best of luck in D.C. and hope to see a Creek victory.