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WJHS & CHS win ICCA Cheer State Championships

By on February 12, 2013 at 5:04 pm
The Waterloo Junior High School cheerleaders took home the Waterloo cheer program’s first state title this weekend, winning the ICCA State Championships in Springfield. The squad is pictured left after arriving home to a parade of fire trucks in their honor. (submitted photo)

The Waterloo Junior High School cheerleaders took home the Waterloo cheer program’s first state title this weekend, winning the ICCA State Championships in Springfield. The squad is pictured after arriving home to a parade of fire trucks in their honor. (submitted photo)

Local cheerleaders made history this weekend at the Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association Championships in Springfield.

The Columbia High School cheerleaders won their second state title in two weeks, taking home the squad’s fourth straight ICCA trophy. The Eagles also won their fourth straight IHSA state title last weekend, making it eight state title trophies collected in the last four years.

The Waterloo Junior High School cheerleaders took home the program’s first state title on Sunday. The WJHS squad took first at the ICCA State Championships in the junior high division. The high school squad also competed over the weekend, but did not place.

Saturday the Columbia High School cheerleaders won their second state title in two weeks, taking home the squad’s fourth straight ICCA title. The Eagles are pictured right at a CHS assembly Tuesday in their honor. (Teryn Schaefer photo)

Saturday the Columbia High School cheerleaders won their second state title in two weeks, taking home the squad’s fourth straight ICCA title. The Eagles are pictured at a CHS assembly Tuesday in their honor. (Teryn Schaefer photo)

WJHS took fifth place last year at the ICCA State Competition.

To read more about the cheerleaders, pick up a copy of this week’s edition of the Republic-Times– out Wednesday. Or subscribe online today!

Read about the Waterloo cheer program’s recent success, due to its two coaches and sisters.

And check out “Sports” for a story on the CHS seniors’ four-peat sweep with the help of classmate Tony LaFata.



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Teryn Schaefer

Teryn was born and raised in Waterloo, growing up watching local sports and Mon-Clair baseball. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School and loves cheering on her Tigers any chance she gets.