West Las Vegas’ co-ed cheer squad hoists the coveted blue trophy after winning the state title on Saturday afternoon at WisePies Arena AKA The Pit in Albuquerque.
State champs! WLV cheer squad triumphs in New Mexico spirit competition

On Saturday, the spotlight in The Pit belonged to West Las Vegas’ cheer squad.

The team captured a Class 4A state championship in the co-ed cheer category with a strong routine that defeated half a dozen other schools represented.

It’s the first time West has earned a top-three trophy at the state spirit competition since 2009, when the squad placed third. West was a state runner-up in 2007.

“It’s been an amazing year,” said WLV head coach Isabel Cavazos. “Each of these kids are the best.”