WINNERS Cullman County Youth Cheerleading Championship

by | Oct 15, 2017 | City News, County News, Cullman, Cullman City, Good Hope, Hanceville, Images, Interviews, People, Sports, Students, Videos, Youth Football

Saturday was an auspicious occasion for many 1st through 6th-grade female students across Cullman County. Cheerleaders, majorettes, and baton twirlers from every member school in the Cullman County Youth Football Association were on hand for the group’s annual Cheerleading Championship.

An esteemed five-member panel of judges assessed and graded the collective efforts of dozens of young cheerleaders and majorettes on the turf of Dafford Smith Stadium on the campus of Fairview High School.

The competition began before 8 am and ran until after noontime under cloudy skies with humid yet comfortable weather conditions.

Jason Grimmett and Brad Jones of the Association got the vital, yet thankless, tasks of managing the flow of contestants and accounting/tabulation of the judge’s ballots.

Winners and alternates in the competition are selected in these grade brackets:

Fireplug (1st & 2nd grades)

Weewee (3rd & 5th grades)

Peewee (5th & 6th grades)

In the following video, the winners of the Peewee division cheerleaders are announced. We also speak with the 5-member panel of judges and Association Vice-President Grimmett:

The Fairview Aggie PeeWee Cheerleaders defended their title taking home the 5-6th-grade 1st place trophy again in 2017.

Here are the judges’ official 2017 rankings:

Peewee

Fairview Aggies – Winner
Cullman Bearcats – Runner-Up
Good Hope Raiders – 2nd Runner-Up
West Point Warriors – 3rd Runner-Up

Weewee

Fairview Aggies – Winner

Fireplug

Cullman Cyclones – Winner

Majorettes

Vinemont Eagles – Winner

The judges made their assessment based on several criteria including enthusiasm-of-performance, sharpness, technique, and level of difficulty.

Attendance beyond the performers was huge. Hundreds of parents, guardians, grandparents, siblings, other family members and friends filled all available parking slots at the school. Several attendees (including this reporter) were forced to park along Welcome Road and walk in from over 1/2 mile away.

It seems appropriate to acknowledge the long hours, meticulous preparation, and profound time commitment required of the volunteer coaches and staff that work with each of these young ladies at their respective schools. Without their willingness to participate and consistent forward moving efforts, there would be no Cheerleading Championship.

In a rare moment of administrative leniency at Dafford Smith Stadium, artificial noisemakers were allowed on premises. As a result, this was by far the loudest and most enthusiastic non-Rock The South event we’ve covered this year.

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Dafford Smith Stadium in the Town of Fairview

WINNERS Cullman County Youth Cheerleading Championship

Timothy Collins

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