Regional Reign

Competitive Cheer wins regionals

Cate Dudley, Editor-in-Chief

This Saturday, Jan. 14, the Bishop Kenny (BK) competitive cheer team won first place at the FHSAA region 1A Competition at West Nassau High School.


BK competed in the Medium Non-Tumbling Division against six other teams. Each team in this division has a 13-16 person team that performs a 2 minute and 30 second routine consisting of jumps, dance, a spirit cheer and elite stunting and pyramids. 


The BK competitive cheer team was brought back in winter 2020 with this year being the second year competing in the FHSAA championship series.


At the regional competition, the top two teams in every division move directly on to state finals, and teams with high enough raw scores move on to semifinals. 


The raw score is the measurement of the difficulty of the routine, deductions are made to that score for mistakes, falls, bobbles and technique errors. 


BK had the highest raw and final scores in the Medium Non-Tumbling division, with only a one point deduction. 


The Competitive Cheerleading State Championships will go from Friday, Feb. 3 to Saturday, Feb. 4 in Gainesville. 


The week following the FHSAA state championships, the team will be heading to Orlando for Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA) High School Nationals. They qualified for UCA Nationals at the Central Florida Regionals in early December.