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2009 Will-Cook Cheer Competition

Olympia Fields - By definition, competitive cheerleading is an organization of girls who are very devoted to cheering. The routines are 2 minutes & 30 seconds and are jammed packed with tumbling, dancing, motions, stunting, jumping, and of course, cheers. It is a very difficult *sport & you must tryout and make it on a team for most organizations. These girls put their heart & souls in to winning and making it to the TOP. It is definitely difficult and requires passion. Well, this weekend, the Will-Cook Cheer Association (WCCA) showcased there teams over @ Rich Central High School in their annual competition.

*A recent study led by researcher, Hermann Engels of Wayne State University, concluded that competitive Cheerleaders are in the same league physically as Olympic soccer and gymnastic contenders. The study, which was one of the first of its kind, measured the fitness and physiology of 33 female high school Cheerleaders. The group of Cheerleaders consisted of a mix of competitive Cheerleaders and sideline Cheerleaders (Cheerleaders that cheer for a sports team at school). The researchers then put the Cheerleaders through some rigorous days of testing which included workouts on treadmills, stationary cycles and bend-and-reach tests. These tests measured the cheerleaders workout capacity, flexibility and lean body mass. For more, click here.

On this afternoon, seven of the 10 teams performed at four separate levels: Widgets, PeeWee, Junior Varsity and Varsity. The gym was packed with parents, fans, and friends who waited patiently through the competition.

And in the "ready room," it was mixed with of nerves and hairspray, as the teams prepared for their routines.

Once the smoked cleared and all of the points were calculated, the final results were as follows:


1st - South Holland
2nd - Country Club Hills   2nd -Country Club Hills  
3rd - South Holland   3rd - Markham  

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2nd - South Holland   2nd - MATTESON  

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Congratulations to ALL teams for practicing hard, getting prepared and showcasing your talents in front of such a large crowd...

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