Capacity limit approved for cheer championship to accommodate unvaccinated cheerleaders
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association approved a capacity limit of 400 people at the state cheerleading championship to be held at Rochester Institute of Technology to accommodate unvaccinated cheerleaders who will compete there on March 5.
By keeping the capacity limit under 400 people, RIT does not require vaccinations which is exciting news for the cheerleaders and their coaches.
Twenty-two high school teams are competing today. Five teams will go to the state level. Due to the capacity limit, parents and spectators will not be able to attend the state championship.
Due to the capacity limit, parents and spectators will not be able to attend the state championship.
"It's not ideal, but at least our athletes all get to compete as a team up in Rochester," says Brianne Hyer, the coordinator for Section 11 Suffolk County Cheerleading.
"I'm just happy that we made a big difference and that everybody has the opportunity. No matter what happens, we always stick together," says Amanda Anacreon of Sachem North High School.