Competition Cheerleading
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by Jeremy Stewart, Rome News-Tribune
The opposition never factored into the Coosa High School competition cheerleaders’ plans this season. They knew in order to achieve their goals they had to stay focused on themselves.
After a season of competition wins and a region championship, the Lady Eagles stayed the course and brought home a state title to the Coosa community.
“We really felt like being undefeated, winning region, going into the finals, we just had a goal of making this the best year we’d ever had,” head coach Craig Bing said, “and that’s what we ended up doing.”
Competing in Columbus on Saturday against the top teams in Class AA, the Lady Eagles performed their routine and won over the judges with a first-place score of 270, giving them the program’s fourth state title since 2008.
It also marks the first time the squad has won each competition during the regular season — a total of five first-place finishes — the region title and the state championship.
“It’s an unbelievable feeling. It’s something that you’ll never forget, something that you’ve worked incredibly hard for,” Bing said. “We’re just very thankful that it was our day. We’re very thankful for that.”
Armuchee, which finished fourth at the region competition last week, took second in the finals after the Lady Indians earned their way into Saturday’s competition by placing sixth in Friday’s Class AA sectional.
Coosa’s squad returned to the school late Saturday evening and was met by a crowd of fans and school officials holding signs and balloons, and cheering for the new state champions.
“I just think that today was really awesome, and we have all based this season on being a team and working together,” senior Raven Ayer said.
“That’s what’s carried us through this whole season is togetherness, and that’s what’s made this such a special memory.”
Ayer and teammate Abigail Ayers were freshmen in 2012 when Coosa last won the state championship, and both were excited to complete their high school career in the same manner.
“I couldn’t have asked for anything more,” Ayers said.
The two girls, along with teammate LeAnn Marshall, are the only seniors in the group, a factor that Bing said means good things for the program’s future.
“We had really strong leadership from our seniors, but we also had really strong underclassmen as well,” Bing said. “They’re very talented and I feel like they learned leadership skills from the seniors to know that, with the talent that they have, their future is very bright.”
In other state cheerleading results, Cedartown’s squad placed second in the Class AAA competition on Saturday, scoring 261 points. Pierce County won the title with a score of 281.

Trion’s cheerleaders finished second in their classification as well. They scored a 240 in the Class A public school finals,
while Commerce took first with a 268.
2015 Region


The Coosa cheerleading team poses with their region championship trophy. The team is made up of Abigail Ayers (front row, from left), LeAnn Marshall, Raven Ayer, Ansley Terhune (middle row, from left), Maddie Graham, Ansley Callan, Alexis Holmes, Savannah Smith, coach Craig Bing (back row, from left), Alivia Larry, Shelsea Lamboy, Remi Wade, Karelyn Taylor, Millie Brewer, Tori Stephens, Carleigh Otting, Jasmine Limon and coach Brandon Jenkins. Contributed photo

The Coosa cheerleading squad continued what has been a dominant season as the squad won the Region 7-AA championship Saturday in Carrollton, defeating all other competitors by at least 55 points.The win qualifies Coosa immediately for the Class AA state competition next Saturday in Columbus.Gordon Lee, Dade County and Armuchee finished second, third and fourth, respectively, and also qualified for state but will have to compete in the sectionals on Friday to earn a spot in the finals.Saturday’s finish brought Coosa its second consecutive region title and makes the squad six-for-six in competitions this season.Coach Craig Bing said the team’s performance Saturday came with even more passion than usual.“I feel like we executed, but did it with 100 percent heart and emotion this time,” Bing said. “We are always able to execute, but today they put their heart into the performance and also got a boost from a fantastic crowd.”Coosa will be looking to try and avoid a repeat of last year when it took region but came up short at state. Armuchee went on to win the state title.Despite all the success, Bing said their goal each week has not been about winning, but instead simply focusing on doing the best they are capable of. Bing said the team would spend the next week solving any small miscues and slightly improving its routine.
Posted: Sunday, November 8, 2015 1:38 am | Updated: 1:40 am, Sun Nov 8, 2015.