This was a successful weekend for Hoover High Cheerleading. They cheered the Hoover Bucs football team on to a huge semi-final victory over Gadsden on Friday night and then on Saturday, with a phenomenal performance, won 3rd place in the toughest cheer division in the state at the AHSAA State Cheer Championships (class 7A). This division is arguably one of the toughest and most difficult cheerleading divisions in the entire country. Bob Jones won 1st place and Vestavia Hills was 2nd.
The Hoover High Competitive Cheer team is made up of 30 girls on the mat and seven alternates. Their 2.5 minute routine includes tumbling, jumps, elite stunts, a crowd response cheer and pyramids. Coach Meri Glenn Freeman said “We are incredibly proud of these young women. These student athletes have worked so hard and have surpassed all our expectations. We are excited about our Top 3 finish at State and we are looking forward to continuing our hard work as we prepare to compete in Orlando in February at the National High School Cheerleading Championships.”