Team USA Cheer Gets the Gold
Columbus, Ga. -- After two weeks of intense training, the 2010 Team USA Cheerleaders went to Orlando, FL with one thing in mind. WINNING!!! This goal came true on Friday, April 23rd, 2010. The International Cheer Union hosted the World's Second Annual Cheerleading Championships. The United States of America sent two teams, more than fifty athletes, to compete in this competition with over forty countries from around the world. Six members of Team USA come from the Columbus State University cheerleading program and represented our institution well. Dishon Clark and graduate assistant, Andy Brown were members of the USA Coed cheer team; while Sarah Hackaday, Lauren Henderson, Cortney Laughlin and Molly Winter were members of Team USA's All-Girl team. Both the Coed team and the All-Girl team took first place in their divisions, and will bring home yet another gold medal. The Coed team won first place by one hundred and twenty points over the country of Costa Rica, followed by Team Chinese Taipei. The All-Girl placed first, thirty points ahead of Team Mexico, who was followed by the country of Chile. The CSU cheerleaders represented CSU and the USA well. Go Cougars!