Marist’s varsity cheerleading team finished sixth in Illinois at the IHSA state competition on March 13, 2021. The event was held virtually this year. The team took second at the highly competitive sectional hosted by Oak Forest High School on March 6, which qualified them for state.
Marist’s program has the second-highest number of state trophies in the school’s history. In 2013, 2018, and 2019 the team took home the state runner-up trophy. They also earned third-place in 2014 and 2020. Marist has qualified for the state tournament 15 of the 16 years that cheer has been an IHSA sport. The program also won a state title in the Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association (ICCA) before it was an IHSA sport.
Check out the team’s state routine here.
Photo by Antonia Marie Photography.