Highest stakes competition at the GHSA Cheerleading State Championships

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Cool weather Crispy leaves. The electricity of joy in the air. Cheerleading, I mean.

The middle of November is a time of joy for Georgia’s top cheerleading squads: those who have been on the rise all season, perform skillful stunts and perform difficult landings to earn a spot at the annual GHSA Cheerleading State Championships.

This weekend, the 128-show whirlwind will play out on the big blue mat at the Macon Centreplex, now hosting its third straight live showdown. And for a number of reasons, the stakes feel higher this November.

What was formerly “A Public” and “A Private” since 2012, the two-title approach to the A classification, is now uniformly A. With the exception of “A Private”, the GHSA divided Class A into Division 1. and Level 2. But only one title will be offered for State A competitors, with one less champion written in and only eight titles in total: A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A, 7A and Coed.

Two particularly challenging and nerve-wracking teams are up against each other this tournament weekend. Ola High School in McDonough and Johnson County High School in Wrightsville have a cheerleader facing a devastating threat: cancer.

Ola senior Abigail Tatum has her sights set on a state title while also targeting a brain tumor. In March 2017, Abby was first diagnosed with diffuse astrocytoma of the right frontal lobe. After nearly five years of clear scans, Abby’s tumor (oddly named “George”) returned this summer, just weeks before the season started. Abby has not lost a contest and plans to fight George all the way to the Macon Centreplex.

Johnson County cheerleader Madison Tuberville, also a senior, was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Maddie still attends sideline and competition practices, even traveling to away soccer games in her personal vehicle. What was once a fun and rough bus ride has become too painful to bear.

Abby and Maddie are losing hair and gaining bruises, unpleasant side effects of treatment for physically demanding sports like cheerleading. Overcoming personal fatigue and physical discomfort has been key for the two athletes, who are determined to win at State, and will command their bodies to force it to happen.

The first session of the contest will be Friday at 12:00 PM in Macon. Tickets for the two-day championship event can be purchased through GoFan. Remote viewers won’t have to miss a moment of each two-and-a-half-minute routine. GPB Sports will stream all 128 performances of the 2022-2023 GHSA Cheerleading State Championships live at GPB.org/cheer.

Tune in Sunday, November 20th at 8:00am and 5:00pm for a special one-hour highlight hosted by Chelsea Tafoya and I as we report on the top-scoring performances and Abby and Maddie’s winning stories.

Despite the changes, hurdles and obstacles, Georgia’s great teams know: there’s nothing better than the glory of a cheerleading title. And nothing feels better than the cold weight of a metal cup in your hands.

Cheerleaders in Georgia…you can take the floor!

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17:00 – 3A & 6A Finals

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15:00 – Coed & 7A Finals

  • It means that no stunts have fallen, all of your falls have landed, and no one has violated safety rules. These are bigger achievements than you think! That’s why many competitions have started to distribute prizes or souvenirs to those teams that “hit zero”, as we say.
  • What is the lowest level of happiness? Traditionally, here is the breakdown:
  • Small: four to six years old.
  • Mini: between five and eight years.
  • Young people: between 5 and 11 years old.

Junior: between 5 and 14 years old.

Senior: between 11 and 18 years old (depending on the level. This minimum age is increasing next year)

What is the hardest sport for a girl?

What is the hardest animation position? What is the hardest position in cheerleading? Many people would argue that the toughest position in cheerleading is the base. To see also : 10-time national champion cheerleader, Eric Ortiz, dead at 30. Every stunt needs a solid foundation to succeed! They must have strong bases, strong supports and be able to catch fliers at any point in the routine.

What is a perfect score in cheerleading? The Varsity scoring system adds up to a possible score out of 100. There the score sheet is divided into 3 main sections: Building Skills (squats, pyramids, throws and quantity estimates) Tumbling Skills (tumbling, running and jumping)

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