King’s HS cheer team wins national championship

Members of the King’s High School cheer team (Photo courtesy King’s High School)

The Shoreline-based King’s High School cheer team returned from the recent USA Spirit Nationals competition in Anaheim with a national championship trophy for 2024.

According to the school, nearly all of the cheer team members and both of the coaches are from Edmonds.

King’s Cheer participated in the national competition for the first time in a decade after having qualified at a regional competition. The three-day USA Nationals competition — hosted this year at the Anaheim Convention Center — is put on by the United Spirit Association, drawing qualifying high schools from all over the country. King’s Cheer, under the direction of Head Coach Emilie Tingstad and Assistant Coach Ashley O’Neil, took home top honors in the Small Crowdleader Cheer Division and was announced as champions at the competition’s concluding awards ceremony.

“We could not be more honored and grateful to be recognized as National Champions by the United Spirit Association,” Tingstad said. “I am so proud of this team in how they competed and represented King’s High School throughout. It was humbling to feel the support of families that came to support our team. This has truly been an unforgettable experience for our team.”

Cheer team members include:
Abbie Wilson
Ali Casino
Ashley Escoto
Ava Pierce
Elliee Salazar
Gaby Binkley
Mia Reis
Moriah Petree
Nevaeh Ryan
Sarah Folchi
Shayla Tamman
Sloane Ruotsala

  1. Congratulations King’s Cheer team and Coaches! We are so proud of you! We have the pleasure of seeing you weekly at King’s sporting events. The Girl’s Varsity Basketball team is headed to the Sundome next week for the State Basketball tournament after taking first place in their conference. I know we will be seeing some of you there. GO KING’S KNIGHTS!

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