THS Varsity Coed Cheer Squad wins state
The Timberland High School Varsity Coed Cheerleading Squad captured first place at the MCCA State Cheerleading Championships held at the Hearnes Center in Columbia on Saturday, Oct. 20th. The Wolves competed in the Small Varsity Coed Division against 19 other schools, and the theme of this year’s winning routine was “Fly.”
Timberland’s Varsity squad lost 13 seniors to graduation this year, and with 10 sophomores on the team their coach is optimistic about the future.
“This was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the program, but after almost seven months of hard work and dedication, these 24 incredible athletes delivered an amazing performance at State,” said Varsity Cheer Coach April Horst. “The talent and work ethic displayed by our squad members has been truly impressive.”
The members of this year’s Varsity Coed Cheerleading Squad are Megan Belyew, Olivia Beseda, Lauren Birkemeier, Renee Boschert, Carly Bush, Alexa Carmichael, Shelby Cosman, Chanel Dwellingham, Payton Guffey, Kaydee Harper, Kevin Hazel, Julie James, Collin Johnson, Maddie Koerner, Hannah McKenzie, Maddie Mueller, Kayla Nedved, Kaitlyn Ramage, Lauren Reading, Chloe Roden, Maddie Rybak, Sydney Sacks, Meredith Trapper, and Kami Wiegand.
“To win state was like a dream come true,” said senior Captain Kaydee Harper. “I was jumping up and down with so much joy, screaming, and crying. I could hardly even breathe because my heart was racing so fast. It is such an honor to know that all of your hard work and dedication paid off.”
Horst said, “This will definitely be one of their favorite high school memories.”