Balancing school and athletics is something many York students have in common, but freshman Sway Dolan is the only one who has participated in a Cheerleading Worlds championship. Competitive cheerleader Sway Dolan has trained with the Central Jersey All-stars for years and is part of the Bombshells. This team is comprised of athletes ages twelve through eighteen who practice together at least nine hours a week.
Each year, Sway and her teammates compete locally and nationally from November through April hoping to make it to Worlds. The United States All Star Federation (USASF) hosts The Cheerleading and Dance World Championship annually. More than 120 USASF events across the U.S. and other countries qualify top teams to compete at The Worlds.
Last year, Bombshells represented CJA at The USASF’s Cheerleading Worlds on a Full Paid Bid from competing in Battle at the Capitol. For this year the Bombshells received their bid to Worlds from Spirit of Hope. Excited for another chance to represent New Jersey, the team headed to ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida for the weekend of April 29 – May 1.
This international event brings together more than 9000 cheer and 3500 dance athletes each spring. Every athlete vying for world champion titles in senior and international club divisions and categories. And out of 9000, Sway and her squad proved to be some of the best, taking home bronze for their routine. You can see more about their success in a video by clicking here. York Prep is extremely proud of all the dedication and hard work Sway has shown to reach this level of accomplishment. Congratulations to Sway and the rest of the Bombshells on their triumph at Worlds!