Rockets cheerleaders win state title

Rockets Platinum Elite earn national championship bids

Staff report

WINSTON-SALEM — New name. Same great results.

The cheerleaders studying under the tutelage of head coach Cassie Tyler, who was married in December and changed her last name from Patrick to Tyler, performed very well at this past weekend’s state championship event at Winston-Salem University in Winston-Salem. Tyler is assisted by coaches Colby Patrick and Caroline Walker. The squads are a part of Tyler’s Young Champions of America program that is based inside the Falling Creek Park gymnasium.

Submitted photo Members of the Rockets cheerleading squad celebrate winning a state championship over the weekend at Winston-Salem University.

Submitted photo
Members of the Rockets cheerleading squad celebrate winning a state championship over the weekend at Winston-Salem University.

The 20 members of the Level 4 Rockets squad played first and received a bid to compete at nationals in July in Grand Rapids, Mich. The Rockets squad includes: Shamara Wilson, Nyquasha Quick, Natalie Meachum, Emma Parker, Cheyenne Leviner, Kayla Currie, Kayla Howe, Riley Grant, Kenly Wilkes, Taylor Young, Jolie Bowman, Kirsten McDonald, Carissa Byrne, Ally Murray, Lilly Summerlin, Jenna McRae, Autumn Hoffman, Kalynn Leviner, Kayley Hyatt and Karter Walker.

The Level 5 squad, competing under the Platinum Elite name, placed second and also received a bids to compete at nationals this summer. Platinum Elite is comprised of: Caroline Walker, Allexis Swiney, Allyiah Swiney, Sophia Chavis, Ke’Niya Ingram, Madison Wilkes, Lauren Lamb, Emily Sutphin, Elena Hall, Hannah Hinshaw, Jayla McDougald and Brooke Rape.

The Level 1 Wildflowers, ages 3 to 6, placed second out of 11 teams. The squad includes Anna Stogner, Jenna Watson, Madison Freeman, Yazmine Wilson, MiKayla Blanton, Amaya Johnson, Masey McLaughlin and Addison Moore.

The Level 2 Divas placed second out of nine teams. The Divas squad includes Sharonda Henderson, Laci Robinson, Sarah Nessell, Maston McLaughlin, Kamryn Lyerly, Sadie Bowman, MiKayla Dornon, Riley Dornon, Adi Martin
Caroline Hunsucker, Kayla Scott, Rachel Pattan, Jamiya Williams and Jasmine Williams.

The Level 3 Rockers placed third in a 10-team field. The team includes Heidi Baggett, Jada Smith, Bailey Rheault, Sara Meachum, Michia Brown, Taylor Bailey, Kaitlin Hogan, Jacey McRae, Kelby Thompson, Aliyah Reyonlds, Makailah Jackson and Cadence Wilson along with cross competitors Natalie Meachum and Emma Parker.

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