Bay's competitive cheer team receives their state championship rings

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PANAMA CITY, Fla (WJHG/WECP)- The Bay High competitive cheerleading squad were surprised Tuesday with some new bling.

Today at 1:30, the team was told to meet in the media center where they were met by coaches and some administrators, and were given their state championship rings.

The Bay High Tornadoes are defending state champs, placing first with the highest score across all regional events in the 1A medium varsity class at the state finals in Tampa back in late January.

"It feels great," Bay senior, Kingston Hill said. "It feels amazing. I owe it to my team, to the girls, to my coaches and everybody who helped support us. We just worked hard and our coaches coached us hard, and it happened again."

"The fact that they won state is such a big deal," Bay competitive cheer coach, Gina Davis said. "The fact that they could do it two years in a row is just a testament to how hard these girls work every year. To have just the activity as a sport come together, and to get some attention is really nice. We have so many kids coming back that are excited to do this again, and we're hoping for a three-peat. It's not easy, but we're excited about it."