Dade Christian’s Varsity Cheerleaders made their annual trip to the Fellowship of Christian Cheerleading National championships in Orlando Jan. 2 with one goal in mind…to defend the national title they won last year.
After the preliminary round, the team was ranked first and then swept their division with awards for best tumbling, jumps, showmanship and stunts.
The following day, the team won first place in the finals to return home as National Champions once again.
“We had rigorous practice every day and were determined to win a title again this year,” said Olivia Webb, senior captain of the relatively small (10 member) group.
“Sometimes people underestimate us because we are such a small team, so they don’t expect much from us. But when we step on the floor, we hope to show them otherwise,” said Junior Co-Capt. Amanda De Coro.
The girls and head coach, Jennifer Martinez, excited to see what the rest of the season holds in store for them, are even more excited to get a chance to defend their national title again next year.