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Rochester claims first D1 championship since 2009 WITH PHOTO GALLERY

  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)
  • The Rochester High School competitive cheer team won the Division 1 state championship on Friday at the DeltaPlex while Lake Orion finished sixth and Troy Athens placed eighth. (MIPrepZone photo by Drew Ellis)

GRAND RAPIDS – After a seven-year hiatus, Rochester is back atop the mountain in competitive cheer.

The Falcons claimed the Division 1 competitive cheer state championship on Friday for their first title since 2009. Rochester scored a 792.40 total to best the defending champion, Grandville, by nearly two points (790.66).

“I never wanted to people to think that because we weren’t winning (state titles) that it meant we were done winning,” Rochester coach Susan Wood said of the title, her 10th at Rochester. “This team was really unique because we lost 15 seniors last year. The summer, our skills were really rough. We all think this season is really odd, but we just kept winning and went undefeated. The girls worked really hard to improve their skills. I can’t say they are the most-talented team that I have ever had, but they definitely held up very well under pressure all season.”

Rochester led wire-to-wire on the night, posting a 237.90 in round one to take a slim lead on the field. In round two, it scored a 232.50, which put it just .24 points ahead of Grandville entering the final round.

After Grandville posted a 320.50 in round three, Rochester closed the event with a meet-high 322.00 third round to win the championship.

“We have won some districts and regionals, but we haven’t won a state championship a while. We have had some talented kids, but everyone else was getting more talented too, so any little flaw and your hopes are washed away,” Wood said of how difficult it is to win a title.

Lake Orion placed sixth on the day as it made its third consecutive trip to the finals. The Dragons scored a 235.50 in round one, a 229.36 in round two and a 316.50 in the third round to finish with a 781.36 total.

“I didn’t check the scores until the end because I just wanted to enjoy the day with my team,” Lake Orion coach Nicole Hills said. “I have never enjoyed the finals as much as I have with this team. They went out there and did their best and had a really solid day.”

Troy Athens was a new team in the mix this year, as it placed eighth with a 777.44 total. The Red Hawks scored a 233.90 in the first round, a 227.54 in the second and a 316 in the third.

“We thought we did really well (Friday). We had 12 outgoing seniors, so it was really great to have them go out on a high note,” Athens coach Stephanie Brosky said. “Our seniors did such a great job with leadership for us and we owe a lot to them.”

Athens hopes to get back to the finals next season as it returns a strong core of young talent from this team.

“We had a lot of freshmen and sophomores that helped us get (to the finals) and we are really proud of that. Our underclassmen performed so well in such a huge venue,” Brosky said. “This will go a long way in helping next year’s team and working to get back to this point.”

Last Updated: 3/4/2016 10:31:01 PM EST


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