Thursday, April 22, 2021

Top cheerleading teams in IL, 2017-18


The Illinois High School Association conducted the final round of the state cheerleading championships Saturday at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington.

Belvidere North H.S., coed team champions (student newspaper)

Large Team

  1. Joliet West H.S.
  2. Marist H.S. (in Chicago)
  3. Lincolnshire H.S. (in Stevenson)

Coed Team

  1. Belvidere North H.S.
  2. Grant H.S. (in Fox Lake)
  3. Lockport Township H.S.

Medium Team

  1. Lemont Township H.S.
  2. Crystal Lake Central H.S.
  3. Antioch Community H.S.

Small Team

  1. Rockford Lutheran H.S.
  2. Farmington Central H.S.
  3. Reed-Custer H.S. (in Braidwood)

“Cheerleading is something that I love to do and it’s never let me down, so it’s just making my senior year so much better,” a senior member of Antioch Community’s varsity cheer team was quoted as saying in Sequoit Media by the student newspaper’s editor in chief, Jason Woods. “I’m just looking forward to having fun, making my last performance the most memorable and being with my team,” she said after her team advanced to the second day of competition here.

Voxitatis has entered the champions into our ongoing database of state title winners in Illinois. And we congratulate all teams that made it to the state level.

Belvidere North High School in the coed team division and Joliet West High School in the large team division successfully defended last year’s titles in their respective divisions, and Lemont Township High School is now a six-time champion in the medium team division, having won it last year, in 2014, and consecutively in 2009–2011.

The state series was first officially held in 2006 for the 2005-06 school year, making this only the 13th state title in the sport for the IHSA.

Paul Katula
Paul Katula is the executive editor of the Voxitatis Research Foundation, which publishes this blog. For more information, see the About page.

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