All-State Cheerleading Squad

All-State Squad Information

Tryouts will be October 15th and 16th, 2016
Ames Middle School
3915 Mortensen Road
Ames, IA 50014

Practice Schedule

Sundays, *10:00 – 3:30 at Ames Middle School – 3915 Mortensen Road
January 8th 2017
February 5th 2017
February 26th 2017
March 5th 2017 (make-up)
March 9, 2017
*Times my change depending on practice needs

Medical Release Form

Contact Melissa if you have any questions regarding this practice:

2017 All-State Tryout Music

Note: The counts start with the first “bang bang.”

2017 All-State Tryout Dance

 All State Tryout Front 1

All State Tryout Front 2

All State Tryout Front 3

All State Tryout Front 4

All State Tryout Back 1

All State Tryout Back 2

All State Tryout Back 3

All State Tryout Back 4

2017 All-State Performance

March 10, 2017 at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines

The Iowa All-State Cheerleading Squad is an ICCA/IHSAA sponsored, select team. Any varsity cheerleader of an ICCA member team can tryout for the team. Tryouts are held in October every year. Candidates are judged on their motions, jumps, dance ability, and gymnastics. A team of 20-45 of Iowa’s best cheerleaders is chosen. A choreographer is hired and the team practices on 6 different Sundays from January to March. During the IHSAA Boys State Basketball Tournament, the team comes together and performs during half time of three of the Friday games. The last performance is during the 1A final. This half time performance is televised and team members are presented with medals.

The ICCA All-State Director is Melissa Hatfield (

Coaches should be receiving the IHSAA mailing with the Fall Packet in August.

Congratulations to the following members of the
2016-2017 All-State Squad:

Kilie Akers – Mediapolis
Makayla Allison – St. Edmond
Maris Behan – Assumption
Sari Brakke – Ames
Allison Buckert – Mount Pleasant
Macee Buss – Ames
Alex Craig – Fort Dodge
Katie Ensminger – Mount Pleasant
Caroline Farner – Ames
Emma Fletcher – Cedar Falls
Rylie Gibbs – Ames
Hailey Gray – Fort Madison
Hannah Heindel – Ames
Abby Lorimor – Glenwood
Megan Meyn – Ames
Addi Moritz – Fort Dodge
Janelle Nguyen – Assumption
Sophia O’Brien – Assumption
Haley Palmer – Glenwood
Tiffany Piper – Carlisle
Laney Rees – Fort Dodge
Anna Robisky – Cedar Falls
Marina Ruppel – Carlisle
Sara Sharp – BCLUW
Jamie Steinman – Northwood-Kensett
Carsyn Vance – Dallas Center Grimes
Jenna Willett – BCLUW
Mary Yarkosky – Oskaloosa
Qian Qian Ye – Mount Pleasant
Ellie Yoder – Fort Dodge

Honorable Mention
Joscelyn Buss – Ames
Maly Jordan – Indianola
Josie Nordhagen – Carlisle
Emily Wilkerson – ADM

All seniors on the All-State Squad are eligible to apply for a $250 scholarship by submitting an application to the All-State Director. A committee of ICCA board members chooses the winner. The winner is recognized after the final performance of the All State team at the Boy’s State Basketball Tournament.