CV High School has been known to house many talented and creative students and can now add two more to its growing list of achievers.
CV cheer mascots Sean Patrick Ireland and Andrew Maynard were invited to participate in the annual USA National Cheer Competition after receiving high scores in the regional contest.
The two day event took place on March 15 and March 16 at the Anaheim Convention Center where many students gave their all for the chance to be crowned this year’s cheer champions.
The largest and most prestigious west coast event brought cheer students from many western states, including California, Arizona and Oregon, to compete against some of the best in the different fields of cheerleading.
This was the first time that the CV Cheer group attempted to go to the nationals and Ireland and Maynard took CV all the way to the top with their mascot presentation.
Along with a trophy, the students brought home the USA National Cheer Competition Champion title for their creative (and bewitching) mascot routine.
The Falcons transformed into magicians during their magic-themed show where they used enchanting props, mystical backdrops and their mighty Falcon wings to win over the judges.
With the help of family, friends and encouragement from CV’s Cheer coach, the two worked out every detail from the choreography to the music, even using a disappearing magic box from Ireland’s dad’s magic show at the Magic Castle.
Maynard and Ireland have represented CV as their Falcons for the last four years and this year’s win was a result of the creativity and hard work from the dedicated pair.
“It is exciting for the boys to have left a legacy,” said Sean’s mom Lisa. “They took the mascot program where it has never been before.”