SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- An athlete from Roseburg High School's Cheer and Stunt squad made the Oregon Cheerleading Coaches Association All State team last Saturday after competing in the event at Thurston High School in Springfield.

Bryanna Witcher, a sophomore at RHS, is the first female in the history of the program to make the All State team for 6A athletes, according to Roseburg's coach.

191115 Bryanna Witcher RHS cheerleader 01

OCCA All State is an athletic competition for cheer where student-athletes compete in tumbling/gymnastics, jump skill, choreography, and overall performance.
"She placed 7th out of 54 of the best cheer athletes from around the state," said Julie Otley, Roseburg Varsity Cheer and Stunt Coach. "We are so proud of her."

The competition's top three placers receive scholarships, and Otley says Witcher's goal next year is to place in the top three.

191115 Bryanna Witcher RHS cheerleader 01

The OCCA All State Competition is an OSAA Sanctioned Competition. It is held annually and open to 1A-6A varsity athletes.

Schools can enter participants in the following divisions: female individual, male individual, female group stunt, coed group stunt, and partner stunt.

The event goals include recognition of the athletic skills of varsity athletes in the activity of cheerleading in the State of Oregon and to raise money for OCCA scholarships.