SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) -- Thousands came out to cheer on their team at the Illinois drill team competition.
118 teams representing around 60 schools from around the state competed this year.
There were teams from Jr. High, Jr. Varsity and Varsity.
Membership and Communication Coordinator of Illinois Drill Team Association, Alyssa Hudson, said the competition is the perfect way to end a season.
“The comradery of being part of a team, they work really hard all season, they work really hard to perfect their routine and this is where it all comes together at the end,” said Hudson.
This is the 40th year of the Illinois Drill Team Association.
They held a special ceremony Saturday night in honor of the milestone.