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Richland cheerleaders win state, head to nationals in Florida

Richland cheerleaders win state, head to nationals in Florida

RICHLAND, Wash. - A high school girls' cheer-leading squad is heading to nationals this week in Florida after a successful state competition.

Hanford High School's Varsity Cheer Squad, the Falcons, earned first place in the Super Large Tumbling Division January 26, at the WIAA Washington State Cheer Championship in Vancouver, WA.

The cheer squad has earned a state title for eight years now with Kim Mayer as the coach, according to the Richland School District.

“These girls have an amazing work ethic and competitive spirit. I am blessed to have them as well as my great assistant coaches and incredibly supportive parents," said Mayer.

The cheerleaders will soon head to the National High School Cheerleading Championship in Orlando, where they will participate in several competitions, from February 10 to 11.

According to a press release, ESPN will televise the event for those who are interested in watching.

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