Back in December the Costa Mesa High School cheer team competed at the state level and placed 2nd. This gave them the ticket to go to nationals in Orlando, Florida. This is the first time in a long time that the team went to state, which is not because of a lack of skill, but because of a lack of funding. It takes quite a lot of money to get more than a dozen girls all the way to the other side of the US, and that is without considering hotel fees. Unfortunately, due to these very same circumstances concerning money, the cheerleading team probably won’t be able to go next year, as an enormous effort was pulled off to get the team to go this year. Although, with an entire year in between the next tournament, the team will have time to be able to train specifically for the competition, now that they have had a firsthand experience in it.
As is stated above, the Costa Mesa High School team placed 13th place. When considering that they placed higher than the thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of cheer teams that did not go, it goes to show that they accomplished an incredible feat. You also have to consider that Costa Mesa High School is one of the few high schools in California to have a team compete in the competition, due to multiple reasons, including the fact that California isn’t gung-ho for cheer as compared to states such as Texas or Kentucky. The only other school from the state of California to do any good was El Dorado, (5thplace).