Cheerleaders Repeat Success at OCC
For the second consecutive year, Wooster’s varsity cheer squad finished first in the annual Ohio Cardinal Conference cheer competition.
The competition was held at Lexington High School on Sunday, Nov. 6.
The Generals’ win came despite an injury to Alyssa Leach (12) before the competition and an injury to Jillian Schneider (11) in the midst of Wooster’s performance.
Generals cheerleader Hannah DeHart (12) said on the WHS victory, “It feels beyond amazing, especially because it is senior year. We have worked so hard for this. People doubted us, and [we] just wanted to prove everyone wrong.”
The runner-up schools in the varsity division were West Holmes and Madison, who finished in second and third place respectively.
The competition featured five divisions: seventh grade, eighth grade, freshman, JV and varsity. Schools competing included Ashland, Clear Fork, Lexington, Madison, Mansfield Senior, West Holmes and Wooster; however, not every school was represented in each division.
In addition to their varsity victory, Wooster’s seventh grade took fourth place, eighth grade placed fifth, freshman won their division and the JV squad got third place.