By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected]
Bishop Ireton’s varsity cheerleaders took home historic victories this past weekend, as they earned four first place awards for each of their routines at the Christian Cheerleaders of America Nationals competition.
B.I.’s cheerleaders also won a CCA Grand Championship title with the highest score in any division as well as the Best Stunt Sequence superlative for their pyramid.
Since 2016, B.I. has won first place at both CCA Nationals and Grand Championships, except during 2021 when they did not attend Nationals due to the pandemic. According to a news release, 90% of B.I.’s squad this year had never competed in Nationals.
Angela Hope-Eskew, the coach for B.I. who was named the 2013 National Coach of the Year and was later inducted into the National Christian Coach’s Hall of Fame, was also awarded over the weekend.