As of this past Sunday, three area cheerleading squads have now qualified to compete in the ICCA Championships or “state” in Springfield Feb. 9.
Therefore, the Waterloo and Columbia High School Cheerleading squads, along with the Waterloo Junior High Cheerleaders, are this week’s Republic-Times Teams of the Week.The Waterloo High School Cheerleaders took second place in the Benton ICCA Invitational Sunday. This qualified the Bulldogs for the ICCA Championships in Springfield on Feb. 9. Pictured, bottom row, from left, Brittany Morris, Lizzy Coplin and Erin Johnson; middle row, Kyleen May, Aimee Dillenberger, Paige Kean, Rachel Magourik, Allie Sparr and Madi Thaggard; back row, coach Amber Hensiek, Melissa Roider, Mariah Isaacs, Emma Meadors, Maddy Klein, Mallory Buss, Ashton Nobbe, Alyssa Miller and Kasey Washausen. (submitted photos) The Columbia High School cheerleaders qualified for the state competition by taking first place in the Civic Memorial ICCA Cheerleading Invitational Dec. 16. Pictured, bottom row, from left, are Hannah Longust, Caitie Clasquin, Alaina Meyer, Chloe Alexander, Ali Venegoni, Rachel McWhorter and Emma Marsoun; middle row, Hannah and Sophia Walters, Jordan Peters, Amanda Yochum, Kristen Grosze, Lexi Grabe, Taylor Allen, Rachel Ratajczyk, Daisia Hunter, Wyndi Frisch, Jae Schaffer, Jessica Raney and assistant coach Marla Walters with Eden Peters; back row, coach Robbie Walters, Alyssa Hunsaker, Tony LaFata, and Bailey Bradshaw. The Waterloo Junior High School cheerleading squad (above) also competed in the Civic Memorial competition, taking third place and qualifying for state. Pictured, bottom row, from left, Morgan Anderson, Hanna Meadors, Sam Hutchinson, Alayna Miller and Kailee Ronat; middle row, Olivia Thaggard, Mariah LaFore, Kaela Osterhage and Anna Hergenroeder; back row, Alison Yearian, Taylor Nelson, Emma Geringer, Emma Snodgrass and Erica Schaab; not pictured, Coach Brittany Huelsman.
You can view the Columbia and WJHS cheerleaders in the Dec. 19 edition of the Republic-Times.