All-State Cheerleading Squad

All-State Squad Information

Click here for All State Squad General Information (from Back to School Mailing)

Tryouts were held on October 14th and 15th, 2017
Ames Middle School
3915 Mortensen Road
Ames, IA 50014

Practice Schedule

Sundays, *10:00 – 3:30 at Ames Middle School – 3915 Mortensen Road
January 7th 2018
February 4th 2018
February 25th 2018
Make up (if needed) March 4th 2018
March 8, 2018, afternoon and evening
*Times my change depending on practice needs

Medical Release Form

Contact Melissa if you have any questions regarding this practice:

2018 All-State Performance

March 9, 2018 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
2017-2018 All-State Squad:

Ami Apperson – Shenandoah
Joscelyn Buss – Ames
Macee Buss – Ames
Mia Casarez – Fort Dodge Senior
Sabrina Frazier – Cedar Falls
Laurel Degan – Bishop Garrigan
Abi Dimmer – Carlisle
Megan Doyle – Cedar Falls
Megan Herring – Iowa City West
Jisy Higbee – BCLUW
Maly Jordan – Indianola
Taylor Jorgensen – Northwood Kensett
Payton Kruger – Pleasant Valley
Aricka Lambson – Carlisle
Ashley Moore – BCLUW
Addi Moritz – Fort Dodge Senior
Anna Napolitano – Ames
Josie Nordhagen – Carlisle
Victoria Parejko – Pleasant Valley
Jasmine Pham – Cedar Falls
Laney Rees – Fort Dodge Senior
Marina Ruppel – Carlisle
Marissa Ruppel – Carlisle
Sydney Sarver – Oskaloosa
Jamie Steinman – Northwood Kensett
Karson Swim – Oskaloosa
Brooklyn Symber – Johnston
Bridget Tribbett – Pleasant Valley
Emily Wilkerson – Adel DeSoto Minburn
QianQian Ye – Mount Pleasant
Ellie Yoder – Fort Dodge Senior
Honorable Mention
Janell Nguyen – Davenport Assumption
Maddison Seago – Davenport West
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.