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Chapin High School varsity cheer wins second consecutive Division 5A state championship

For Immediate Release – November 26, 2019



Chapin High School varsity cheer wins second consecutive Division 5A state championship

IRMO – Chapin High School varsity cheer won their second consecutive South Carolina High School League Division 5A state championship on November 23 at the Colonial Life Arena.


“The team had the highest score ever at State by a team,” said Chapin Varsity Cheer head coach Vicki Williams.  “The team practiced every day 28 hours a week.  It was a long hard road but they were determined to not back down, keep the difficulty level high and hit the stunts. Moreover, they became a team who believed and respected each other.  I am so proud of these young ladies!”


This is the 15th state title for Chapin Cheerleading.  In the last 12 years Chapin Cheer has won 11 state championships.


“This was by far the hardest routine the team has ever put on the mat and they were able to reach perfection,” Chapin Varsity Cheer assistant coach Billie Williams said.  “I am so thankful for judges who saw the beauty in the routine.”


Since competitive cheer became a sport, Chapin is the only high school cheer team to win state titles in 2A, 3A, 4A and 5A divisions. The Chapin High School cheer coaches also made history by achieving more state titles than any other South Carolina coaching staff.


Chapin High School Varsity Cheer co-captain Mary Grace Galloway said, “Winning another State Championship has been truly extraordinary and derived completely from long rigorous practice, a huge amount of passion, and solid resilience in our hearts. All 24 of us love each other so much that we wouldn’t allow anyone to have to feel the guilt of making a mistake. Our coaches pushed us to achieve perfection, assuring us that it didn’t matter what place we got as long as we did our best, and we did just that.”


Chapin High School Principal Michael Ames added, “I couldn’t possibly be prouder of a group of girls than I am of the Chapin cheerleaders. Their hard work and commitment paid off not only with a state title but with the performance of a lifetime.”