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Local Cheerleaders Aim High & Place 2nd In State Championship

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BEL AIR, Md. (WJZ)—They always aim high. A Harford County high school cheerleading squad is celebrating 2nd place in the state championship.

Mary Bubala reports it took precision, timing and a smile – plus lots and lots of practice.

It’s what took the varsity cheerleading team at C. Milton Wright High School in Bel Air all the way to the state championship over the weekend.

Their performance wowed the judges and the crowd which packed into the gym at North Point High School in Waldorf, Md. for the finals.

“Heading into states, we went in with one of the top scores, so we knew that there was a shot at the top, but we weren’t sure,” said Morgan Steinhauser, varsity coach. “Every team that day was amazing, and we ended up landing second, which we are thrilled about.”

“The team just put everything out on the mat,” said Missy Mullin, cheerleader. “Everyone’s heart was left right there for the judges, our fans, and our family and especially our coaches.”

The season starts in August, and they compete non-stop in tournaments with complicated choreography and absolutely thrilling gymnastics.

“I think we worked really, really hard, and we were excited to show the judges, our fans and really just the state of Maryland how hard we worked and how we felt that we had a shot at it, and that made it really exciting,” said Steph Kollman, team captain.

The hard work and fun is not over. Tryouts for the winter season were held Thursday.

First place at the state championship went to the host school, North Point High School in Waldorf.

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