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St. Viator takes first in state cheerleading competition

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  • St. Viator competes in the medium team category Saturday at cheerleading state finals at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington.

       St. Viator competes in the medium team category Saturday at cheerleading state finals at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington.
    George Leclaire | Staff Photographer

  • St. Viator High School cheerleading team members hear the announcement they took first place at state finals for the medium school category at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Saturday.

       St. Viator High School cheerleading team members hear the announcement they took first place at state finals for the medium school category at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Saturday.
    George Leclaire | Staff Photographer

  • St. Viator High School cheerleading team raises to accept the first place trophy for the medium school category at IHSA cheerleading state finals at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Saturday.

       St. Viator High School cheerleading team raises to accept the first place trophy for the medium school category at IHSA cheerleading state finals at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Saturday.
    George Leclaire | Staff Photographer

  • George Leclaire/gleclaire@dailyherald.comSt. Viator High School cheerleading team took first place at IHSA cheerleading state finals for the medium school category at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Saturday.

      George Leclaire/gleclaire@dailyherald.comSt. Viator High School cheerleading team took first place at IHSA cheerleading state finals for the medium school category at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Saturday.

  • St. Viator High School cheerleading team rises to accept the first place trophy for the medium school category at IHSA cheerleading state finals at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Saturday.

       St. Viator High School cheerleading team rises to accept the first place trophy for the medium school category at IHSA cheerleading state finals at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Saturday.
    George Leclaire | Staff Photographer

  • St. Viator competes in the medium team category at IHSA cheerleading state finals at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Saturday.

       St. Viator competes in the medium team category at IHSA cheerleading state finals at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Saturday.
    George Leclaire | Staff Photographer

  • Timothy Christian competes in the small team category at IHSA cheerleading state finals at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Saturday.

       Timothy Christian competes in the small team category at IHSA cheerleading state finals at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Saturday.
    George Leclaire | Staff Photographer

  • Timothy Christian competes in the small team category at IHSA cheerleading state finals at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Saturday.

       Timothy Christian competes in the small team category at IHSA cheerleading state finals at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Saturday.
    George Leclaire | Staff Photographer

  • Timothy Christian with the second place at IHSA cheerleading state finals for the small school category at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Saturday.

       Timothy Christian with the second place at IHSA cheerleading state finals for the small school category at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Saturday.
    George Leclaire | Staff Photographer

  • Timothy Christian celebrate taking second place at IHSA cheerleading state finals for the small school category at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Saturday.

       Timothy Christian celebrate taking second place at IHSA cheerleading state finals for the small school category at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Saturday.
    George Leclaire | Staff Photographer

  • St. Viator High School cheerleading team celebrate taking first place at IHSA cheerleading state finals for the medium school category at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Saturday.

       St. Viator High School cheerleading team celebrate taking first place at IHSA cheerleading state finals for the medium school category at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Saturday.
    George Leclaire | Staff Photographer

  • St. Viator competes in the medium team category at IHSA cheerleading state finals at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Saturday.

       St. Viator competes in the medium team category at IHSA cheerleading state finals at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Saturday.
    George Leclaire | Staff Photographer

  • Timothy Christian raises the second place trophy at IHSA cheerleading state finals for the small school category at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Saturday.

       Timothy Christian raises the second place trophy at IHSA cheerleading state finals for the small school category at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Saturday.
    George Leclaire | Staff Photographer

  • St. Viator competes in the medium team category at IHSA cheerleading state finals at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Saturday.

       St. Viator competes in the medium team category at IHSA cheerleading state finals at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington on Saturday.
    George Leclaire | Staff Photographer

  • Video: Timothy Christan at state

 
Daily Herald report

St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights took first place Saturday in the state cheerleading championships in Bloomington, competing in the mid-sized teams category.

A number of other suburban schools snagged lower rankings in the competition, led by Timothy Christian High School, which won second place for small teams, and Barrington High School, which took second for coed team results.

Other teams from the North and West suburbs that ranked in the top 10 in respective categories included:

• Mid-size teams -- Vernon Hills, 4th; Wauconda, 6th; Antioch, 8th; Grayslake North, 9th; Richmond-Burton, 10th.

• Large teams -- Conant in Hoffman Estates, 5th; Neuqua Valley in Naperville, 8th.

• Coed teams -- Buffalo Grove, 3rd; Downers Grove South, 4th; Grant in Fox Lake, 5th; Mundelein, 6th; Lake Park in Roselle, 7th; Downers Grove North, 9th.

Only 100 teams from around the state were invited to compete in the state championships. Fifty of those teams were eliminated in Friday's competition. The remaining 50 battled for the titles Saturday.

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