The Summit High School cheerleading squad has achieved another major honor.
On January 20, the SkyHawks turned in a flawless performance to win the CIF Southern Division championship in Wood Division 2 at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside.
It marked the third time Summit won the CIF crown since the first traditional competitive cheer competition was established in 2019.
“The team had so much energy on that mat and everyone was cheering loudly. They came off the mat with a no-deduction routine,” said coach Jesse Cerda. “We were so proud to have our principal, Renee Castanon, present and cheering us along with our JV Summit and freshman team, and all our family and friends.”
For many years, Summit has had one of the best varsity squads in the country, and the SkyHawks will aim to continue their proud tradition of excellence during events in the coming weeks.
“This weekend we will compete for the CIF State title and leave for Florida in a couple of weeks to compete among the best cheer teams in the country,” Cerda said.
Then, following the High School Cheerleading National Championships in Orlando, the SkyHawks will return home and finish their season competing for their ninth USA Nationals title on the West Coast.