While the Daniel Hand High Tigers were busy winning the Class L Football title at Rentschler Field on Saturday, two Madison Tiger competitive cheer teams were winning their own trophies at the American Youth Cheer competition at the Silver Spurs arena in Orlando, Florida.
The AYC national championships took place Saturday December 8th, and both Madison Tiger teams, Division 12 and Division 13, are bringing home trophies!
The division 13 team took first place in their division and will be sporting new red "National Champion" jackets when they come back to school this week. The division 12 team took 3rd place in their division, making both Madison teams trophied national champions.
The Madison Tigers began competing in American Youth Cheer just last year when three teams won State titles, two teams moved through regionals and one place third at nationals. This year, Madison fielded only two teams (due to the age requirements at AYC). The Division 13 team was a "Small" team with 16 cheerleaders, while the Division 12 team was a "Large" team with 35 cheerleaders competing. Both teams placed second in their respective divisions at both State and Regional competitions before their appearances at Nationals this past weekend.
Congratulations are due to both teams, who performed their routines brilliantly, receiving no deductions from the judges.
WATCH videos of the performances:
Madison Tigers Div 12 3rd Place AYC National Championship or copy/paste http://youtu.be/XANGPVU40OE
Madison Tigers Div 13 1st Place AYC National Championship or copy/paste http://youtu.be/73VX1xk9u_M