Cheerleading heads to state

Marist_Cheer_Sectional_2020UPDATE: The team advanced to Saturday‚Äôs final. Competition begins at 3 p.m. and Marist takes the floor at approximately 3:50 p.m. 

Marist High School's varsity cheerleading team has advanced to this weekend's IHSA state competition.

The team took second at the highly competitive sectional at Niles West High School on February 1, which qualified them for state. 

They will compete in the preliminary round on Friday, February 7. The doors open at 2:30 p.m. and competition begins at 3:30 p.m. Marist's floor time is approximately 4:50 p.m. The top ten teams from Friday will compete on Saturday, February 8. 

The state competition is held at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington, Ill. Please note their clear bag policy. All tickets are $10 per person per day and are sold at the door and online. 

For those who cannot make it downstate, the competition will be aired live on NFHS for a fee.

For more information, including online ticket sales, visit the IHSA's website.

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Team members:

Kelly Arvesen
Madison Bodin
Delaney Budewitz
Laila Dorsey
Alexis Gaichas
Myah Gillespie
Gianna Granat
Gianna Marie Ibrado
Caroline Kennedy
Catherine Kennedy
Mattingly Malczewski
Ella McGrath
Riley Misch
Natalie Mozdzen
Ashlin Palzkill
Nora Poole
Eva Quebbeman
Bridey Regan
Caitlin Richter
Delaney Ryan
Charlotte Sawicki
Sophia Sikorski
Caitlin Stokes
Brianna Wesselhoff