Colgan and Brentsville won the state competition cheerleading titles for their respective classifications Saturday at the Siegel Center in Richmond.
In the Class 6 state meet, Colgan finished with 250 points followed by Patriot (240), Cosby (236) and Robinson (233.5). The Sharks were third with 244 points behind Cosby (248.5) and Robinson (251) coming out of the preliminary rounds.
This is Colgan’s first state title in cheerleading competition.
“We took the judges’ notes and fixed the mistakes we made in Round 1,” Colgan head coach Michelle Bordelon said. “When the team hit the mat for Round 2, they were focused. All 20 athletes gave 110% during that round and hit a flawless routine. As we sat and waited, I was proud of everything they had accomplished that day. As a coach, all you can hope for is that you have prepared them to do their best and on Saturday all their hard work and commitment was rewarded.”
In the Class 3 state meet, Brentsville totaled 252.5 points to place first. Lord Botetourt was second with 246.5 points, Cave Spring third with 241 and Wilson Memorial fourth with 219. The Tigers came out of the preliminary rounds first with 249.5 points.
Brentsville last won the state chip in 2019. They were the state runner-up in 2021.
“Our cheerleaders performed well this past Saturday both rounds and turned in their best performances of the season,” Brentsville head coach Taryn Witt said. “These girls work hard all year, not only to compete in their own sport of cheerleading, but to support other sports on the sidelines and throughout the school and community.”