Buffalo State Cheerleading Team Going to Nationals

Stephanie Babcock, Buffalo State Cheerleading Head Coach

Sarah Schreiber, Opinion Editor

The SUNY Buffalo State Cheerleading team will be traveling to Daytona, Florida next month to compete in the 3-day long National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) collegiate championship, which is one of the largest competitions in the country.

The cheer team earned their bid to the NCA Championship by attending a cheer camp in October where the team showed their acquired skillsets. This year, the cheerleaders earned a bronze bid allowing them to return to Daytona for the second year in a row. Last year, the college placed in the top 5 out of 13 teams.

“The sport of cheerleading has grown immensely in the past 10 years,” Cheerleading coach Stephanie Schroeder says, “…and being able to show that Buffalo State is a true contender means so much to me and my athletes, as well as the college.”

This Friday the cheer team will team up with Venu, a nightclub located on the Chippewa Strip in downtown Buffalo to raise money for their trip to Daytona.