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Story Last modified at 10:13 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wolves, Mustangs earn cheerleading honors

Eagle River's competition cheerleading team was the big winner in the Medium Varsity division at the 2011 Top of the World Cheer and Dance Championships held on Feb. 5 at the Performing Arts Center in Anchorage.

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Eagle River's competitive cheerleading team took first place and overall grand champion in the Medium Varsity division at the 2011 Top of the World Cheer and Dance Championships held on Feb. 5 at the Performing Arts Center in Anchorage.
PHOTO Courtesy Eagle River Cheer Squad

The Wolves took home first place in the division, and the squad was also named as the overall Grand Champions in the Scholastic division and placed second in the varsity all-girl stunt competition.

Eagle River's Shiina LoScuito was singled out for individual honors when she placed third among individual high school varsity cheerleaders.

Chugiak High also came away from the competition with some hardware. The Mustangs finished second in the Large Varsity divison behind Dimond's comp cheer squad, and Chugiak's Lauren Zink earned first place in the high school hip hop competition.

Meanwhile, members of the Chugiak High cheerleading squad headed to Orlando this week for their first ever national cheerleading championship. They are being coached by Senior Master Sgt. Joyce Davis, a personnel superintendant with the Joint Forces Headquarters, Alaska Air National Guard.



This article published in The Alaska Star on Wednesday, February 23, 2011.