Coal Ridge High cheerleaders compete in Texas tournament
The Coal Ridge High School cheerleading team went to a nation-wide tournament this past weekend.
The Titans competed in the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) High School National Championships, which took place Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 24 and 25, in Dallas, Texas.
Coal Ridge cheer coach Alyssa Thurman said her team raised tens of thousands of dollars to compete in the tournament, which featured competition from around the continental United States as well as Alaska and Hawaii. She added that close to 330 teams and around 4,100 athletes competed in the event.
“The girls are really [were] looking forward to this,” Thurman said.
Coal Ridge competed in the Intermediate Non-Tumbling event. The Titans earned an invitation to the camp when the NCA ran a camp at the high school in July of 2014. The members of the cheer squad have been raising money ever since to help pay for the trip.
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