Crimson cheerleaders take 1st

O_MGcheerleaders2-7On Saturday, Jan. 26, one of the Maple Grove High School Varsity Cheer teams took first place in the Medium Varsity Non-Tumbling division at the UCA Spirit of America Championship at the Mall of America. They came in first of five teams in this division and beat the UCA 2012 National Defending Champions in this division. The Small varsity team also took second place in the small varsity division, out of five teams. The teams headed to the Minnesota Cheerleading Coaches Association’s state competition Saturday Feb. 2, in St. Paul. The team took second in the division 1 fro Small Varsity and third in division 1 non-tumbling. Next, they travel to Orlando, Fla., for the UCA Nationals. Pictured is of the Maple Grove Medium Varsity Non-Tumble Team during the Jan. 26 event. (Photo courtesy of Mary Abbott)