Cortland varsity cheerleading team competes in local competition

Bottom (left to right): Melissa Rowland, Alexis Campbell, Cheyanne Thomas, Kyra Nelson. Middle (left to right): Coach Nikki Zeches, Emma Holl, Rylee King, Kamie Mathewson, Kaylee Seyfried, Amaya Willis, Jay Smyth, Coach Nicole Krivicich. Top (left to right): Olivia Clink, Adrienne Homza, and Isiah Duncan.

It was a packed house last night, as the Cortland Varsity Cheerleading team competed in their first competition of the winter season. 

The Cortland Tigers hosted 12 teams in 2 divisions: 

Metro division- Liverpool, West Genesee, Baldwinsville, Henninger, Cicero-North Syracuse, and Fayetteville-Manlius. 

Empire division- Cortland, Central Square, Fulton, Oswego, Auburn, and East Syracuse Minoa.

Here are the winners: 

Metro Division: 

School Place
Cicero-North Syracuse 1st
West Genesee 2nd
Baldwinsville 3rd

Empire Division:

School Place
Central Square 1st
Fulton 2nd
Oswego 3rd

“I think our team has done amazing things already, but we still have room for improvement,” said Cortland Head Coach Nikki Zeches. “All of our stunts went up. We’re going to solidify the stunts, and use our cheer voices a little bit more. Other than that, just being confident in ourselves.” 

Up next, the Tigers will be competing at Baldwinsville on Saturday, January 18th at noon (Coach Zeches said they’d perform at 5 p.m).

Here is a video of Cortland's performance:

Here is a video of last night's winners being announced: