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Members of the Lincoln-Way East cheerleading team compete Saturday, Feb. 2, at the IHSA Competitive Cheerleading State Championships in Bloomington. The Griffins won the 2019 large team championship title. Clark Brooks/PhotoNews Media
Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter
6:28 pm CST February 4, 2019

Jayson and Julianne Polad wanted to establish a good culture as the cheerleading coaches when they came to Lincoln-Way East.

They also established something else: A slew of state championships.

East pulled off a wonderful routine and captured the large team state championship at the IHSA Competitive Cheerleading Finals that were held on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1 and 2, at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington.