Columbus State Cheerleading Duos Shine at Nationals
Orlando, FL – Six Columbus State cheerleaders opened up the first day of competition at the
Universal Cheerleaders Association National competition in grand style led by Tommy Goforth and Ali Anderson, who won the Co-Ed Partner Stunt competition. Jason Riel and Chelsie Horton teamed up to finish behind them in second place while Jon Lee and Cassidy Drysdale took home fourth.
"I am so proud of them and I'm at a lost for words," said head cheerleading coach Jimbo Davis. "To get one in the top five is a feat in itself, but for us to take three of the top four spots, I couldn't have asked for more. They represented our program and university wonderfully and we can't wait until tomorrow"
Goforth and Anderson are just the second Division II pair to win the event as it pits all NCAA levels into one competition. Ironically, the first non-Division I winner came back in 2002 when Andy Brown, CSU's assistant cheerleading coach, was part of the tandem that set history.
The Small and Large Co-Ed teams will be in action tomorrow as they collectively look to bring home more hardware. The Small Co-Ed team entered the competition as the number one seed while the Large Co-Ed team is third.