Battlefield and Brentsville High Schools are cheerleading state champions
Posted on 11/13/2019
Battlefield and Brentsville Cheer Teams together after winning state titles

It was the year of the cat for cheer teams in PWCS, as both the Battlefield Bobcats and the Brentsville Tigers won state championships in Richmond this past weekend.

This year’s Class 3 state title is the third in the span of 12 years for the Tigers, but no less thrilling for the team and the coaching staff.

“These girls were determined to come back and win after placing second last year in the state tournament by one point,” shared Brentsville Coach Taryn Witt, a Brentsville graduate herself. “This year's success comes from a place of dedication, determination, and a lot of love!”

Brentsville senior Vanessa May describes this season, her last, as the best one. "This is the closest the most talented team I 've ever been a part of, and I wouldn't trade my teammates for the world," commented May.


Members of the Class 3 State Champion Brentsville Tigers:
MacKenna Caruso, Emma Champion, Abby Conway, Kylie Crews, Ashlie Dalton, Cassie Dalton, Bailey Dean, Trysten Freidank, Sage Gerhartz-Johnsen, Ella Harman, Megan Hutcherson, Erin Ketner, Lilley Lane, Sydney Lawrence, Vanessa May, Kiley Natysin, Lizzie Perry, Brooke Reedy, Samantha Sirk, Abby Townsend, Gwen Wilbanks, Hailey Witt

Head Coach: Taryn Witt
Assistants: Ashley Ulelman, Hannah Uleman

Brentsville Cheer Team competes at state championship.

The cheering Bobcats have been district champions six times, as well as regional championships for the past two years, but this season’s Class 6 state title is the first in Battlefield school history.

“Our motto this year was to ‘trust the process’,” shared Coach Robin Burkhart. “With our senior leadership and hard work, they overcame some adversity early in season as well as injuries right before states. They really earned this championship and I’m so proud of them.”

Members of the Class 6 State Champion Battlefield Bobcats:
Evan Aboukhater, Caitlyn Biser, Talula Black, Lauren Buckley, Jocelyn Butcher, Kendall Carnegie, Cierra Chatman, Chloe Collier, Miranda Coolican, Dennis Cranston, Katelyn Herr, Mandy Hess, Teagan Hilgenberg, Ella Jackson, Cameron King, Tianna King, Cassandra Lightfoot, Rachel Loomis, Ryan McAuley, Madeline Menard, Morgan Murphy, Ashtyn Neff, Hannah Simms, MacKenzie Skiff, Lena Word, Kyla Ward, Aubrie Zbrzezny

Head Coach: Robin Burkhart
Assistants: Angel White, Megan Stallings

Battlefield Varsity Cheer competes in state championship.

Congratulations to Battlefield and Brentsville for their successful seasons and state titles!