Despite changes forced by COVID-19, Waukon High School cheerleaders continue to prove they are among Class 2A’s best


Waukon High School cheerleading competition squad honored with awards ... Members of the Waukon High School cheerleading squad display the trophies and banner they were awarded prior to the Waukon football team’s Class 2A State Semfinals game at the UNI-Dome Saturday, November 14 for their top-end finishes at the Iowa High School State Cheerleading Championships. Left to right - Front row: Hailey Howes, Allie Bieber,Hannah Iseli; Back row: Coach Amy Bieber, Peyton Verthein, Keira Miller, Shania Dundee, Ella Dehli, CiAnne Robinson, Remy Gulla, Gracia Goc-Ong, Coach Lexie Brink.

Competition cheer squad finishes as Class 2A Runner-Up at State Championships

The year 2020 has brought an abundance of change with the COVID-19 pandemic, and the high school cheerleading season has not been immune to that. But, even with the limitations and adjustments that have had to be made throughout this fall season, one thing that has not changed is the fact that the Waukon High School cheerleading squad continues to be one of the best among its peers.

For the past several seasons, Waukon’s cheerleaders have consistently finished among the top teams in Class 2A at the Iowa High School State Cheerleading Championships hosted by the Iowa Cheerleading Coaches’ Association (ICCA) in conjunction with the Iowa High School Athletic Association. Despite the pandemic situation forcing that event to become a virtual competition this season, with teams videotaping their routines in their home high school facilities instead of competing live amongst one another as in year’s past, the Indians once again finished among the best, or as the best, in the varying divisions of competition.

The cheering Indians finished as Class 2A’s State Runner-Up in the Spirit of Iowa overall competition. That overall runner-up finish was fueled by a State Championship in the 2A Time-Out (Non-Stunt/Non-Tumble) Division and additional State Runner-Up finishes in the competition’s newest divisions added this year due to the move to a virtual competition, 2A School Fight Song and 2A Band Chant. All three of the runner-up finishes came behind Des Moines Christian High School, including the overall Spirit of Iowa Runner-Up finish by less than four points.

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