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Young Champions Cheerleading Awards

ALPENA, Mich. — This past weekend the Alpena/Presque Isle cheerleading teams from ages 4 through 18 competed in Grand Rapids, Mich. for the state competition. Not only did all the teams compete in states but all teams placed.

Head Coach Ann Hirshman had a total of six teams — two teams placed in fifth, two came in fourth, one team came in second and the other won it all.

The cheerleading team held their awards ceremony at the APlex center. This is the first time Hirshman had every single team place in states. Here are the results from Saturdays meet.

Division 1- 5th place

Division 2- 1st place

Division 3 – 4th place

Division 4- 4th place

Division 5 – 5th place

Division 7 – 2nd place

Their next competition is April 25, 2020 at CMU in Mt. Pleasant, Mich.

Champion Force Athletics cheerleading will hold classes starting January 28 for kids ages 4-10 to improve on their skills. The classes are $8 per week and will take place every Tuesday at the APlex center in Alpena. For more information on these classes, visit