Coed Challenge


Brynn Eubanks, reporter

The Coed Challenge is an annual cheer competition held by Belvidere North on the last day of school before winter break. The competition consists of Coed cheer teams going against each other. Belvidere North has a winning streak at the Coed Challenge for the past three years. It is a really exciting competition because friends and family can come out to watch and it is one of the first competitions of the season, so people get a first look at the Coed teams.


      A lot of people are involved each year. JV athletes and parents of the cheer program help in working different jobs around the school. Along with the North athletes, the Rec Cheer teams of the Thunder Youth Program get to perform at the very end.  Many athletes in the BNHS cheer program were a part of TYSR when they were younger, so it’s cool to see the feeder program grow each year. In addition to the younger kids performing, a lot of alumni of BNHS cheer come to watch. It is really an enjoyable day for everyone. 


      “Our biggest competition will be South Elgin, Buffalo Grove, and Plainfield South. All of those teams are in the top 10 at state every year, so it shows why they are big contenders from season to season. I expect to see a lot of elite level skills from these teams! A lot of the teams will be attempting college levels. I feel much better going into this Comp compared to the last. We have been having a lot more practice where our skills were hitting consistently putting me at ease that we will hopefully be able to hit at Coed Challenge,” said Emily Carter (‘20).


      If you are looking to come to the Coed Challenge, it is at Belvidere North High School. North Coed performs at 8:02 P.M. and doors open at 4:30 P.M..