The team was founded by Adam Yaw in 2016 after Washington hadn't been home to a level 6 all-star cheer team in roughly seven years. At the time, level 6 cheer was the highest level in all-star and reflected their collegiate nature. They became the first level 6 team from Washington to ever compete at the Worlds Cheerleading Championships. Later in 2019 - with the help of additional coach, Josh Hengesteg - this talented crew earned entry to Worlds once again, finishing 7th place overall. Now, with level 7 being the new 6, Bellevue earned entry to Worlds again in 2021. The program just returned home from Florida after finishing 4th place in Finals! The team is now eager to get back to work for 2022 . . .
(Please note: Bellevue IOC7 is not associated with Bellevue College or Bellevue College Cheer.)
Director Adam Yaw is a former gymnast who has been coaching all-star cheer for over twelve years. He began his cheerleading career with UW, and continued with the University of Hawai'i, Team USA, Platinum 24k, and was named a 2017 Nfinity Legend.
Adam's nfinity legend submission tape