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Wheeling Park Cheerleading Wins State Title for Second Year in a Row

The Wheeling Park cheerleading team claimed its second consecutive West Virginia Class AAA state championship on Saturday. The Patriots have been a force in the state as they have claimed five of the last six.

“The pressure to win is high, to defend your title is even higher,” Wheeling Park coach Shawna Shepherd said. “We put a ton of pressure on these kids and they handle themselves well always.”

The Patriots squad includes, front row, from left, Ashley Wiethe, Kamryn Miller, Jessyca Brady, Olivia Charlton and Alex Knight.

Second row, Braden Cox, Kenedi Pasquale, Rylee Duke, Katherine L’ecuyer, Alaina Taylor, Coach Shawna Shepherd and Kailee Shelek

Back row, Kristi Taylor, Dr. Kim Miller, Savannah Turner Davis, Jermaniq Edmonds, Steven Wilson, Hannah Mckeegen, Jess Anguis and Aubrey Wiethe.

The Patriots next competition will be OVAC where they will go for their eighth straight title and 23rd overall.

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