Swampscott High's Basketball Cheerleaders finished second in the nation at the Ultimate National Pure Competition this weekend in Orlando, Fla.
The Massachusetts state champs in Div. 3 earned their national ranking Saturday in the advanced varsity cheer level, said parent Joanne Wheeler.
The girls arrived in Orlando Thursday for a reception and tumbled, cheered and went airborne at the Gaylord Resort & Convention Center on Friday and Saturday.
The highest combined score for the two days determined the outcome. http://www.coacheeranddance.com/
A highlight of the trip was a team dinner at Planet Hollywood.
Last month, the cheerleaders came away with the highest score for Div. 3 in the state, earning the right to compete in the Nationals.
We'll have more photos and information as they become available.