Picture of the CHS Cheerleaders at the School Board Meeting

Choctawhatchee HS Cheerleaders Recognized as FHSAA State 1A Large Co-ed Division Championships

The Choctawhatchee High School Cheerleaders were recognized at the April 10th School Board meeting as the 2016-2017 FHSAA  State Champions in the 1A Large Co-ed Division.

Choctaw’s cheerleading program is rich with tradition. With four NCA Small Coed National titles, one Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) State Large Coed and three Small Coed Championships, the squad works hard every year to uphold the high standards set by those who came before them.

 “We are really excited about winning State,” said head coach Macey Buchanan. “We came from being fourth two years ago to second place last year, and then we were able to bring the state title back home this year.  It was really exciting for all of us.”

Competition Coach Hailey Looney said that even though the squad was young and some of team had never cheered together before, they were able to work together to pull out a win.

“Of our seven boys, four of them had never cheered before, and out of the girls we had a lot on the floor who had never competed with us,” said Looney. “We basically started over with our routine in October, and they really did a great job with not only working hard during practice but working hard outside of our practice as well.”

Kerri Kriech, a senior and captain, said she was thrilled to win the state title with her team.

“I’m really excited to win a state championship with this team because we really worked well together and push ourselves,” said Kriech.

Coached by Macey Buchanan, Hailey Looney, Ansley Walker, and Peyton Scott, this year’s competition squad was made up of 7 boys and 17 girls:

  • Jessie Bentley
  • Jake Cabiao
  • ​Ryan Grover
  • David Jay
  • Graylon Johnson
  • Kerri Kriech
  • Amy LeMenager
  • Jake Schultz
  • Ty Campbell
  • Chelsea Dowd
  • Destini DuPree
  • Cody Lenox
  • Makenzi Stephens
  • Lydia Walker
  • Taylor Brooks
  • Luke Burleson
  • Emma Fields
  • Jillian Jarosz
  • Ashlee Jones
  • Kyla McInnes
  • Allison Oldnettle
  • Ellie Stefanik
  • Tatiana Tronco
  • Mckenzie Monsees