David Douglas wins its first state cheerleading title
Feb. 14, 2015 / By Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal
PORTLAND - In what amounted to a historic upset, David Douglas won its first cheerleading state title Saturday, upsetting traditional champions Westview and Aloha in a tightly-contested Class 6A/5A large team finals Saturday at Memorial Coliseum.
The Scots performed a near-flawless routine, then celebrated wildly without knowing their fate for more than an hour.
Westview also performed near-flawlessly, but judges ended up handing the title to David Douglas in the closest result of the day, 66.22 to 65.75.
The win moved the Scots up from second last year, when they lost to Aloha by more than four points. Aloha finished third Saturday.
In other finals, Newberg won the Class 6A Small division for the third-straight year, while Thurston defended its Coed title and Springfield won the Class 5A Small division after finishing second a year ago. Klamath Union repeated as Class 4A champion, and Pleasant Hill won the Class 3A title, having not competed last year.