Yes folks, you’re reading that correctly; I’m at the Westchester County Center at the 61st annual Westchester County Cheerleading Invitational.
The Grand Champion competition will begin shortly. Joining yesterday’s teams New Rochelle, John Jay-East Fishkill, and R.C. Ketcham are Scarsdale, Harrison, and the reigning champion North Rockland Red Raiders.
Start order for tonight is John Jay-East Fishkill, New Rochelle, Ketcham.
Update 1: The teams from tonight will follow in this order… Harrison, North Rockland, Scarsdale.
Update 2: The teams are going through the warm ups so we should be getting ready to start soon.
Update 3: Actually the order is Ketcham, New Rochelle, John Jay-East Fishkill, Harrison, Scarsdale, North Rockland. Ketcham is now on the floor as competiton begins.
Update 4: The New Rochelle varsity takes the floor to the delight of their fans. Senior Eric Ortiz may be one of the best male tumblers I’ve seen. I’ve a lot of gymnastics in the section and he’s probably one of best I’ve seen. He sticks everything. The Huguenots overcame an early fall on a standing back tuck to put a really good routine together.
Update 5: Harrison is next up on the floor. They stuck a strong routine.
Update 6: Scarsdale, the small varsity champion, is now on the floor.
Update 7: North Rockland is up next and the “Raider Rumble” is in the house. If you’ve been to almost any Red Raider athletic event, you’ve heard of the “Raider Rumble”. They had one fall in a pyramid and on tumbling. The Grand Champion is over and now we wait on the results.
Update 8: It’s Dance Party USA with all the teams with the “Cha Cha Slide” as we wait for the results.
Update 9: New Rochelle wins the title.