BY JESSICA WEAVER
On Saturday January 30th Cooper City High School’s Competitive Cheerleading team placed first in the FHSAA (Florida High School Athlete Association) Regional Cheerleading Competition.
Competitive cheerleading is more aggressive with actual choreographed routines and defined stunts.
The team caught the bus on Saturday at 6:30 A.M to go to Port St. Lucie where they competed against Key West High School and Suncoast High School and showed the judges the result of their 5 day a week practices and confidence.
On stage the girls performed a two and a half minute performance, which included part cheering and part routine with music, dancing, and stunts. The girls were judged in numerous categories from the preciseness of the stunts to the amount of energy given off.
“They did well, all their stunts hit, the tumbling passes were clean, and the pyramid went up without issues” said Ms. Jernigan, girls cheerleading coach.
The team next travels to Orlando on Saturday February 5th to compete in states.