The Thomson Competitive Bulldogs returned to Atlanta recently, competing with 900 teams from 37 states and several countries in the Cheersport Nationals at the Georgia Congress Center.
"Competition is fun and demanding and the cheerleaders were awesome," said TCB Director Laura Adams in a press release. "Each year, the competition gets tougher, and the competition is bigger."
The Junior Gold team, which was the current Junior Recreational National Champions, fell to second place being beat out by an established Atlanta team. The Junior Gold team is made up of cheerleaders from eight-14 years of age, including a male competitor from Wrens.
The Senior team, consisting of cheerleaders 18 and under, came in second place in Senior Level 3 Recreation Division.
The Junior Black All Star team, consisting of cheerleaders from age eight-14, competed in one of the most popular and demanding divisions. This team came in seventh place, but several judges gave them a perfect score on their routine.
One of the TCB coaches was also in the competition. Cassidy Adams participated with the University of Georgia competitive team.
TCB is made up of cheerleaders from Jefferson, Glascock, Warren, Lincoln and McDuffie counties. The team's next season starts in May.
"TCB started with one backhand spring and 15 girls," Ms. Adams said in the press release. "It has grown to five squads from age six to 18 years, all attending Nationals next year."
For more information on the team, call Ms. Adams at 706-595-8182.