Linnerud takes over cheerleading team


The Chapman High School varsity cheerleading team poses for a picture. The team is being led by new coach Allie Linnerud.

Chapman cheerleading is back and ready to take on this season, now being led by a new coach, Allie Linnerud.

Linnerud is a kindergarten teacher at Inman Elementary. She was also a cheerleader at Boiling Springs High School; while she was there, they won a state championship.

After high school, Linnerud went on to be a cheerleader in college at Clemson University.

Since Linnerud arrived in District One, the girls have accepted her with open arms, and everyone is happy to have her here as a part of the team.

“The girls have made me feel so welcome, and I’m grateful to be part of the Chapman family,” said Linnerud.

“Coach Linnerud is one of the most perfect people for the job,” said senior Breanna Harris.

The team has been working since June on their new routine, and they wouldn’t be where they are now without all of Linnerud’s love and support.

“She’s doing a really good job so far, and she wants to win but also understands how much we want it, too,” said sophomore Lillian Sisk.

Linnerud has put time and effort into this team and this routine to make sure everything is perfect and give the girls the best chance possible to make it to state.

“I think this season is going really well,” Harris said. “We are close to hitting a full routine, and I truly do believe that this season is heading in the right direction and will be amazing.”

“I think that everyone needs to prove that they want it and work hard because if one person messes up the whole team off, but the coach has done a really good job at keeping everyone positive and on track,” said Sisk.

The team’s hard work will be shown off in their showcase on the 20th and their very first competition on the 25th.

“I’m so excited to be head coach for this season. The girls are hard workers, and I see great things from them this season,” said Linnerud.