CHS cheerleaders set to compete at Walt Disney World

By NICOLE SMITH, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 11/8/17

CORDOVA — Cordova High School’s varsity cheerleaders have made an impact at many competitions this year and will be competing at Walt Disney World in …

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CHS cheerleaders set to compete at Walt Disney World

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CORDOVA — Cordova High School’s varsity cheerleaders have made an impact at many competitions this year and will be competing at Walt Disney World in February.

The cheerleaders have performed well at two competitions this month that have helped pave the way for them to compete at the Florida resort. Cordova’s cheerleaders performed at the Walker County Cheer Competition on Nov. 4, where each cheer team in Walker County competes for a county title.

Crystal Odom, Cordova’s varsity cheer coach, said her cheerleaders competed in the one-minute time out and one-minute, 15-second home pom division categories, and they won both divisions.

On Sunday, the Cordova cheer team competed at the Tennessee Extreme Regionals in Brentwood, Tenn., and placed third, which has secured their bid to compete at the National High School Cheerleading Competition at Walt Disney World.

“At the regional qualifier, the team completed their three-minute Game Day routine, which consists of a band dance, offense/defense sideline cheer, one-minute time out cheer and fight song dance. This routine is complicated and includes several transitions, difficult stunts and standing tumbling,” Odom said. “Eleven teams competed in the Game Day varsity division in Tennessee on Sunday, and Cordova placed third, missing second by a tenth of a point. Though disappointed that they didn't win the title that day, the team was very excited to have placed so high in such a large division. They also achieved their ultimate goal, which was to earn a bid to compete at the NHSCC in February.”

Odom said the cheerleaders have been fundraising for the trip to Walt Disney World all year, and are looking forward to competing at the national level.

They will also compete at the AHSAA State Cheerleading Championship on Nov. 18, and they hope to win a state title.