The Fishers High School varsity cheerleading team is cheering for themselves these days. The team competed in the UCA High School Competition in Florida Feb. 10-11 and earned first-place honors.
“The routine that we brought down to Orlando this year was the most complex and creative routine that has ever been given to us,” junior cheerleader Leah David said. “In order to perform the difficult skills that the routine demanded, we needed to support each other throughout every obstacle that might have been faced during the routine. Our team feeds off of positivity and high energy that comes from all of our supporters and each and every one of us on the mat.”
The team trains for 10 months and even puts in extra practice during fall and winter break.
“Our team gives up both their fall break and winter break in order to continue training for competition,” coach Danielle Thompson said. “We are beyond excited that all of the hard work and sacrifices landed this team with a national championship.”
This is the first time FHS has won a division title. Last year, the team placed seventh.
“Our state of mind is the biggest obstacle we face,” David said. “This sport has a large mental aspect that can convince our bodies that they are not capable of doing what we need them to do. With the support of teammates, we overcame this obstacle.”
The community has been a large source of support for the team.
“Whether it be on social media, calls and texts, the news, or in-person when we returned home from Florida, the number of people who have taken the time to reach out and recognize our team has been absolutely incredible,” coach Jenn Hall said. “We truly feel that we have made people proud. Not only at our school, but the entire community.”
For more, visit fishersathletics.com.