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The 69th Annual Westchester County Cheerleading Invitational Crowns The Ursuline School as Grand Cha

As they leap and tumble in perfect synchronization toward the State Finals on March 3rd, some of the region’s best high school Cheerleading squads strutted their stuff at the 69th Annual Westchester Cheerleading Invitational held this past January 10-11 at the Westchester County Center. Competitive Cheerleading was recognized in 2014 by the Regents of the State of New York as an interscholastic sports and in 2016 by the International Olympic Committee as an Olympic sport.

Above: Tournament Grand Champions of The Ursuline School's Varsity Team. Below: John Jay High School's Varsity Mixed Team (Photo: Clark Thompson)

Within the nine competitive divisions, seven schools found a position on the first place podium including John Jay High School, Lakeland High School, Mt. Vernon High School, North Rockland High School, Putnam Valley High School, The Ursuline School, and Van Wyck High School. Capturing first place positions twice were teams from North Rockland and Ursuline. Other teams taking home multiple first, second and/or third place trophies were Mahopac High School, New Rochelle High School, North Rockland High School, Scarsdale High School, and The Ursuline School.

Above: Lakeland High School Varsity Small Division Team (Photo: Clark Thompson)

Based on their strong performances and first place finishes in their respective divisions, John Jay, Lakeland, North Rockland, and Putnam Valley qualified for the Grand Championship round with The Ursuline School prevailing and capturing its first Tournament Grand Championship.

Above: Tappan Zee High School Varsity Mixed. Below: Somers High School Varsity Mixed (photos: Clark Thompson)

Billed as Westchester County’s Most Famous Arena, the venue, which is home to the Westchester Knicks G-League franchise of the NBA’s New York Knicks has recently hosted the Westchester County Slam Dunk Tournament, the Harlem Globetrotters, and WWE Wrestling among its sports presentations.

Modified Division

1st Van Wyck 69.3

2nd Carmel 67.55

3rd Scarsdale 37.6

JV Division

1st The Ursuline School 73.9

2nd New Rochelle 71.4

3rd Scarsdale 66.7

JV Mixed

1st Mt Vernon 38.7

Varsity Large – Small Division

1st The Ursuline School 84.4

2nd Harrison 80.3

3rd New Rochelle 80.25

Varsity Mixed

1st John Jay EF 75.45

2nd Tappan Zee 73.3

3rd Somers 69.6

Varsity Small – Small Division

1st Lakeland 71.9

2nd Nanuet 69.6

3rd Byram Hills 47.1

JV Division (Thurs)

1st North Rockland 73.2

2nd Mahopac 65.2

3rd Hendrick Hudson 56.2

Varsity Small – Large Division

1st Putnam Valley 82.85

2nd Walter Panas 76.45

3rd Dobbs Ferry 70.5

Varsity Large – Large Division

1st North Rockland 84.9

2nd Mahopac 78.3

3rd Yorktown 73.3

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