Cheerleaders fight on to victory

Alex Krug, Public Relations manager

During the weekend of February 5th, the RBHS Varsity girls Cheerleading Squad received second place in the Medium Squad division. The IHSA State Competition was held in Bloomington, Indiana and the team received an overall score of 89.08, with Lemont H.S. receiving first place with a score of 90.56.

“I am so very proud of these athletes,” said varsity cheerleading coach, Chris Borzym, “It is a feeling of complete euphoria and pride.”

This is the first girls’ state trophy in the history of the school. The team placed first at the Sandberg H.S. Invite, the Grayslake H.S. Invite, and the Rolling Meadows H.S. Tournament. The girls’ also placed first in the Metro Suburban Conference and third at sectionals. Captains this year were seniors Becca O’Neil, Tori Zeman, Nicole Rocconi, and Sabrina Schuppe.

“Since freshman year we have wanted to get a top three state trophy, and then for us to take second is amazing,” said team captain, Schuppe, “We worked really hard this year, and showed that to the judges.”