Blackman Varsity Coed is a cheer team of 26 high school students, coached by Heather Wortman and Courtney Gregory. The local team currently holds 5 National Champion titles and they have returned to the ESPN Center in Orlando, Florida for yet another competition.
The Blackman team competed in the Small Varsity Coed division at the National High School Cheer Competition on Saturday (2/10/18).
Competition started with 40 teams working their way down to 10 competing for the coveted title of National Champion.
The trip was not an easy one and reports indicate it was faced with adversities at the discovery of a teammate having a medical emergency just outside of a hotel room. Word of the tragedy spread quickly and all of the Murfreesboro based Premier Athletics coaches rallied to help with their routine knowing that one cheerleader would not be able to compete on Saturday morning.
As that one teammate was whisked away in an ambulance to determine the severity of the situation, the remaining team members started practicing under parking lot lights. By 11:00 Friday night, Blackman Coed returned to their rooms to rest a short bit before competition day.
On Saturday, the girl who faced the medical issues a night prior was released from the hospital. However, she was unable to compete. But, she was indeed there to watch her team go on to win the National Champion title!
Again, Blackman Varsity Coed WON the National Champion title on Saturday in Orlando, FL!
Also at the event were the Blackman Mini Heat and the Blackman Heat. From the Smyrna area, Stewarts Creek was well represented in Orlando, Florida.