SHS Cheer 2nd at OCCA

Pictured from left: Captain Gillian Norton, Captain Ally Contreras, Co-Captain Claire Lindell, Co-Captain Ashlyn Hart.

March 2, 2023 — On Feb. 18, the Siuslaw cheerleading team wrapped its competition season at the Oregon Cheer Coaches Association (OCCA) Championships.

After a tough performance the weekend before at state the team bounced back to finish second in the 3A/2A/1A division.

“This is our best score all season,said Viking coach Teri Straley. “We are so happy to end our season on a great performance that everyone is proud of. We are so proud of this team coming and working hard every day these last couple weeks. It's been a rough season and we can't wait for some rest to come back stronger for next year.

Senior Captain Gillian Norton agreed.

“All I can say about championships is that we killed it,said an excited Norton. “We hit every stunt, did every tumble and smiled throw the whole thing. I’m so proud of my cheerleaders. My favorite part had to be that feeling of success that we did our whole routine. I loved every second of it. We couldn’t hold back our tears because it was our last competition as a team and we made our last one our best one.