Varsity Cheerleaders capture TOP FINISH at State!
Even though it was a cold and snowy day in Lexington, KY the Viking varsity cheerleaders were on FIRE Saturday in Alltech Arena as they WOW’d the crowd and captured an amazing FIFTH place finish at the 2017 KHSAA State Competitive cheer competition!
After their impressive repeat as 16th Region champs, the coaches evaluated the nearly flawless performance at Region, and decided they needed to add more difficulty to the routine if they wanted to make a good showing at state! They added difficulty to their stunts, tumbling and pyramid and set their sights on a top 10 finish!
Coaches Kris Alderman, Kim Armstrong and Mari Jones felt like even though their state performance was not perfect, that it hopefully would hit their goal of the top 10! When the announcers named the teams placing 10th through 6th, the girls and coaches thought maybe they had missed the mark this year, but when 5th place was announced as Rowan County, they were visibly ecstatic and it was MORE than a great day to be a Viking!
The cheerleaders are now ready to anchor down and cheer on their basketball teams to hopefully a couple appearances at the Sweet 16!
2017-2018 Viking Varsity Cheerleaders are: