ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — It’s official: the Enterprise Wildcats are national champions.
“We put countless, countless hours into practice,” senior Lindsey Bailey said.
“Running it every single day of the week just to work hard to get that trophy,” senior Tatum Taylor said. “And you know, these white jackets, we waited four years for this.”
After dedicating much of their high school careers to cheer, the Wildcats finally get to wear the sought-after white jackets.
The team won the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship Super Large Varsity Non Tumbling division.
“Cheer has been my entire life just to come out on top finally and get what we’ve been working for for so long it was the most rewarding thing I’ve ever experienced and something I’ll never forget,” senior Mary Harlin Charlton said.
Last year the girls came in 7th place which made history for EHS but this year they wanted to walk away with even more.
The key to success for the Wildcats was their mindset.
“Let’s give it the best we got because after this two minutes and thirty seconds, there’s nothing left, especially for us seniors,” senior Emily Little said. “So we went out there, we left it all on the mat like we said and we got to win and it was the best feeling ever knowing wow there’s nothing more I could’ve done and it paid off in the best way ever.”
Practice every day could last for hours, but the girls were willing to put in the work.
“Let’s not put pressure on ourselves,” Littel said. “Let’s do what we can. Let’s rehearse, rehearse. Let’s get that consistency and then after that like I said let’s put on a show. Realize that this is for us. We signed up for this so whatever we get from this is from what we put into it.”