CIF Southern Section Cheer Championships postponed due to surge in COVID-19 cases

Due to the surge of COVID-19 cases, CIF Southern Section announced on Wednesday it has postponed the 2022 Traditional Competitive Cheer Championships scheduled for this Saturday at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside.

According to CIF Southern Section Commissioner of Athletics Rob Wigod, 30 percent of the 101 registered teams had withdrawn due to COVID issues within their programs. “`In addition, we expect that there will be others that will have to withdraw in the next few days, further affecting our ability to conduct this championship event on Saturday at the highest level that it deserves,'” Wigod said in a statement.

The event has been tentatively rescheduled for February 5. “Our Traditional Competitive Cheer Student-athletes were not able to compete in our championships in 2021 and we want to try and provide every possible opportunity we can to allow for this competition to take place this year,” Wigod said.

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