DARLINGTON — The Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School’s competition cheer team won the SCISA 3A Division 1 State Championship Nov. 14 at the Sumter Civic Center.
This is the inaugural year for TBCS to have a competition cheer team. The team, which consists of eight middle school and five high school students, won four regional competitions leading up to the state finals. They achieved the highest overall score out of all the competitive division at each competition, including the state championship.
At the State Competition Trinity-Byrnes scored a 312 out of 330. The next highest scoring team was a 283 which was Hammond, followed by Cardinal Newman with a 282.
The team is coached by Katey McCoy, a former Clemson cheerleader and veteran gymnastics coach. “It has been amazing to see how far this team has come since the beginning of June,” McCoy said. “They have exceeded my expectations and I couldn’t be more proud to coach this team of talented girls.”