(2-4-18) The Stateline area competitive cheer teams had a big day at the IHSA State Finals in Bloomington bringing home two state titles.

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NIC 10 Champion and powerhouse, Belvidere North, repeated as the Coed Team Champions outdistancing 2nd place Fox Lake Grant 93.97-91.60.

The Blue Thunder upped their championship performance, beating their prelim score of 91.76 to picked up another state title.

The ‘Cinderella’ of the coed competition was highlighted by Rockford Guilford and 1st year Head Coach Kali Kupkowski. The Vikings are the first District 205 squad to place in state since the IHSA made cheerleading a competitive sport in 2005-2006. Last season was a ‘nightmare’ for the team, who didn’t even field a team in last year’s NIC 10 finals. The Vikings finished 6th yesterday out of the 10 finalist with a score of 85.03, after posting an 84.97 in the prelims.

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Rockford Lutheran picked up their first ever competitive cheer title posting a 88.17 score, Farmington was 2nd with a score of 86.71. The Crusaders finished 2nd during the prelims, just .31 behind Farmington and picking up two points in the finals.

North Boone of the Big Northern finished 7th with a score of 81.20

Other Stateline area teams that qualified for the State Finals were Harlem and Byron, ending a big season for both teams.


Coed Team

Place Team Score
1 Belvidere North 93.97
2 Fox Lake Grant 91.60
3 Lockport Twp. 89.91
4 Plainfield South 86.36
5 Metea Valley 86.23
6 Rockford Guilford 85.03
7 Buffalo Grove 84.97
8 South Elgin 80.66
9 Glenbard East 80.59
10 Palos Heights Shepard 80.34

Small Team

Place Team Score
1 Rockford Lutheran 88.17
2 Farmington 86.71
3 Reed-Custer 85.03
4 Wilmington 83.16
5 Taylor Ridge (Rockridge) 82.97
6 Ann.-Jonesboro) 81.29
7 North Boone 81.20
8 Elmhurst (Timothy Christian) 77.53
9 Paris 73.30
10 Somonauk 71.43