PA cheer squad third in the nation

June 27th, 2015 1:15 am

First Posted: 2/17/2013

The Pittston Area cheerleaders arrived back at Pittston Area at 3:45 Tuesday morning, exhausted but triumphant after a weekend in Florida where they took third place in the nation in the non-tumbling division of the Universal Cheerleading Association's National High School Cheerleading Championship at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

The PA girls competed in the Large Varsity Non-Tumbling division. The 2 1/2 minute routine they performed included dancing, jumping, stunting and pyramids.

Approximately 20,000 cheerleaders from all over the nation competed in the event.

In the months leading up to the national event the girls practiced their routines five-days a week and worked out running and weigh training. They also raised $ 24,000 for the trip with a series of fund raisers.