The Farmingdale High School varsity cheerleading competition team won the New York State Championship title this past weekend—capturing the Division I Large School title. The team is the first Nassau County cheerleading team to ever win a state championship title in cheerleading. This was the second year that Farmingdale competed at the varsity level and the third year that competitive cheerleading has been a part of the Farmingdale athletic program.
The competition was held at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. The girls went through two rounds of competition, competing in a preliminary round against eleven other teams in the morning, then moving into the finals with a third place standing before taking the win.
“We are so over the moon excited!” said coach Caitlin Weinsheimer. “Going into the competition this weekend, we set a goal for ourselves to make it to finals. Once we accomplished that we knew that our final performance would be the last time we would take the mat together as a team. The girls gave it everything they had—they left their hearts and souls on the mat. We didn’t know what the outcome would be, but we knew we gave it our absolute best and we won! It is a moment that I will never forget!”
“This is an outstanding accomplishment for this team and for coach Caitlin Weinsheimer,” said FHS Principal Dr. Samuel Thompson. “There is a portion of their routine where they chant Daler Pride! and we could not be prouder of what this team has accomplished.”