Did teams need a Full Paid bid to win The Cheerleading Worlds 2022, The Summit 2022, or The D2 Summit 2022? Full Paid bids are highly sought after – both for bragging rights and to help with astronomical competition registration fees.
Long story short, no, a team did not need a Full Paid bid to take home a championship title. And even though Full Paid bids are the least common bid type available, they were the most common bid for a champion team to have.
Let’s start with the basics. To attend Worlds or a Summit event every team needs a bid. There are a few different types of bids event producers award.
Types of Cheerleading Worlds bids:
- Full Paid: Teams receive $650 per athlete and two coaches on a bid-winning team and are generally only available to teams in the United States.
- Partial Paid: Teams must pay for a portion of their Worlds registration fees and are usually only available to non-USA teams.
- At-Large: Teams must pay for their entire trip to Worlds and are available to teams in every country bids are awarded.
Types of Summit and D2 Summit Bids:
- Wild Card Bids: Teams compete in Prelims and pay full price. Advancing teams skip Semi-Finals and go straight to Finals.
- At-Large Bids: Teams compete in Semi-Finals and pay full price.
- Partial-Paid Bid: Teams compete in Semi-Finals and pay a portion of their registration fees.
- Paid Bids: Teams compete in Semi-Finals and do not pay their registration fees. They also receive priority in the performance order for Semi-Finals.
The Cheerleading Worlds 2022 Bid Breakdown
In the case of The Cheerleading Worlds 2022, there were more bids available than teams. For the past few seasons, if a team wanted to go to Worlds, there was a bid for them. While winning an at-large bid isn’t exactly hard, winning a Full Paid bid remains competitive. Only 22.69% of awarded bids for the 21-22 were Full Paid.
The Cheerleading Worlds 2022 bid distribution:
- Full Paid: 135 / 22.69%
- At Large: 430 / 72.27%
- Partial Paid: 30 / 5.04%
We wanted to know how many World Champion teams had a Paid Bid to The Cheerleading Worlds 2022. There were 29 World Champions at The Cheerleading Worlds 2022. Of those, 20 teams had a Full Paid Bid, five teams had an At-Large bid, and four teams had a Partial Paid bid.
The Cheerleading Worlds 2022 Champions and the bids they won:
- Full Paid: 20 / 68.97%
- At Large: 4 / 13.79%
- Partial Paid: 5 / 17.24%
We knew that all of the winning teams would not have a full-paid bid because they are largely unavailable to international teams. Only one team outside the United States had a Full Paid Bid (Cheer Sport Great White Sharks). But we’re not surprised to see that the majority of World Champion teams also had a Full Paid bid.
Of the teams with an at-large bid, only one was in a USASF senior-aged division (Famous Superstars Gold). The three remaining World Champion teams who won with an at-large bid were International-division teams from the USA (GymTyme Gold, Stingray All Stars Cobalt, and CheerForce Nfinity).
All of the teams who won with a Partial Paid bid were from outside the United States (Partial Paid Bids are not available in the US).
The Summit and The D2 Summit Bid Breakdown
We see the same pattern with The Summit and The D2 Summit bids. Of course, both Summit events have an additional bid type, Wild Card bids, which present a unique opportunity for teams to skip the Semi-Finals round.
Summit and D2 Summit Paid Bids represent a far smaller percentage of total bids compared to Cheerleading Worlds Bids. Paid bids represented about 11% of all Summit bids and D2 Summit bids, as compared to the Cheerleading Worlds’ 22.69%. All of this to say, it was harder to win a Paid Bid for The Summit than Worlds.
The Summit 2022 bid distribution:
- Paid: 142 / 11.34%
- At Large: 664 / 53.04%
- Partial Paid: 60 / 4.79%
- Wild Card: 386 / 30.83%
*Does not include International Divisions because we couldn’t verify all bid types
The D2 Summit 2022 bid distribution:
- Paid: 134 / 10.89%
- At Large: 495 / 40.21%
- Partial Paid: 64 / 5.20%
- Wild Card: 538 / 43.70%
Teams with paid bids also didn’t win as often at The Summit/D2 Summit as they did at The Cheerleading Worlds. 57.14% of Summit teams and 66.67% of D2 Summit teams won with paid bids, compared to 68.97% of Cheerleading Worlds teams.
The Summit 2022 Champions and the bids they won:
- Full Paid: 24 / 57.14%
- At Large: 13 / 30.95%
- Partial Paid: 1 / 2.38%
- Wild Card: 4 / 9.52%
*Does not include International Divisions because we couldn’t verify all bid types
The D2 Summit 2022 Champions and the bids they won:
- Full Paid: 25 / 66.67%
- At Large: 9 / 19.05%
- Partial Paid: 1 / 2.38%
- Wild Card: 4 / 11.9%
Many factors influence who wins major end-of-season events. Location, division, and team size also impact the opportunity to win paid bids. Several teams do not have bid events in their home state and have fewer opportunities to win bids. In the past, bid distributions favored senior-aged teams over international teams, and certain divisions receive priority over others.
You may not have needed a Paid Bid to win a championship, but it is more common than not and a decent predictor of who will lead the pack.
This is a pretty basic look at how bids and end-of-season wins are related, but hopefully interesting nonetheless!
The Cheerleading Worlds 2022 World Champions
|CheerForce San Diego||Nfinity||International Open Small Coed 7||At Large|
|Famous Superstars||GOLD||Limited Small Coed 6||At Large|
|GymTyme All-Stars||Gold||International Open 7||At Large|
|The Stingray All Stars||Cobalt||International Global 6||At Large|
|Cheer Sport Sharks - Cambridge||Star Spotted Sharks||International Open Small Coed 5||Partial Paid|
|Flyers All Starz||NOTORIOUS||International Open Large Coed 5||Partial Paid|
|Flyers All Starz||KARMA||International Open Non-Tumbling 7||Partial Paid|
|Rebels Cheerleading Athletics||Smoke||International Open 5||Partial Paid|
|Unity Allstars||Black||International Open Non-Tumbling Coed 7||Partial Paid|
|Central Jersey All Stars||Team Gunz||Extra Small Coed 6||Full Paid|
|Central Jersey All Stars||Bombshells||Senior Open 6||Full Paid|
|Cheer Extreme - Raleigh||SMOEX||Senior Open Small Coed 6||Full Paid|
|Cheer Sport Sharks - Cambridge||Great White Sharks||International Open 6||Full Paid|
|CheerVille Athletics HV||Anarchy||Limited Extra Small Coed 6||Full Paid|
|GymTyme All-Stars||Chrome||International Open Large Coed 7||Full Paid|
|ICE||Lady Lightning||Small Senior 6||Full Paid|
|Louisiana Cheer Force||Gold||International Open Small Coed 6||Full Paid|
|Macs Allstar Cheer||Senior Starz||Small Coed 6||Full Paid|
|New Jersey Spirit Explosion||FAB5||Limited Extra Small/Small 6||Full Paid|
|SC Cheer||Fearless||Extra Small Senior 6||Full Paid|
|Spirit of Texas||Royalty||Medium Coed 6||Full Paid|
|The California All Stars - Camarillo||SMOED||International Global Coed 6||Full Paid|
|The California All Stars- San Marcos||Sparkle||International Open Non-Tumbling 6||Full Paid|
|The Stingray All Stars||Orange||Large Senior 6||Full Paid|
|Top Gun All Stars||Double O||International Open Large Coed 6||Full Paid|
|Top Gun All Stars||TGLC||Large Coed 6||Full Paid|
|Top Gun All Stars||Lady Jags||Medium Senior 6||Full Paid|
|Top Gun All Stars||Revelation||Senior Open Large Coed 6||Full Paid|
|Twist & Shout Tulsa||Adam & Eve||International Open Non-Tumbling Coed 6||Full Paid|
The Summit 2022 Champions
|ATA||Oxygen||L4.2 Medium Senior Coed||At Large|
|California Pride||Hail||L2 Medium Junior||At Large|
|Champion Cheer||Sol6||L6 Small Junior||At Large|
|Champion Cheer||Lightning||L4.2 Small Senior Coed||At Large|
|Cheer Athletics - Plano||Furycats||L5 Large Junior||At Large|
|Cheer Athletics - Plano||Jags||L6 Large Junior||At Large|
|CheerVille Athletics MJ||Phantom||L5 Small Senior Coed||At Large|
|Dakota Spirit||Apollo||L5 Small Senior||At Large|
|Express Cheer||Exceptional||L4.2 Small Senior||At Large|
|Python All Stars||Mojave Pythons||L4 Senior Open||At Large|
|Rockstar Cheer Charleston||OutKast||L1 Small Junior||At Large|
|Rockstar Cheer Rhode Island||Kid Rock||L2 Small Junior - A||At Large|
|Wolfpack||Senior Spice||L5 Large Senior||At Large|
|CheerForce San Diego||Chaos||L5 Small Junior Coed||Wild Card|
|Rival Athletics||Revenge||L4 Small Junior||Wild Card|
|Star Athletics ATL||Boom||L5 Large Senior Coed||Wild Card|
|Tribe Cheer||Smoke||L5 Small Junior||Wild Card|
|SCV All Stars||Junior Black||L3 Small Junior - A||Partial Paid|
|American Cheer||SR BLACK||L3 Medium Senior Coed||Full Paid|
|Cheer Express Allstars||Lady Camo||L4 Small Senior||Full Paid|
|Cheer Express Allstars||Bomb Squad||L3 Small Senior Coed||Full Paid|
|Cheer Express Allstars||Senior Heat||L2 Small Senior||Full Paid|
|Cheer Extreme||C4 BombSquad||L4 Medium Senior Coed||Full Paid|
|CheerForce San Diego||Frenzy||L3 Small Senior||Full Paid|
|Express Cheer||Extreme||L2 Small Junior - B||Full Paid|
|ICE||Halo||L4 Senior Open Coed||Full Paid|
|Louisiana Cheer Force||Scarlet||L2 Medium Senior||Full Paid|
|Power House All Stars||Godspeed||L1 Medium Junior||Full Paid|
|Prodigy All Stars||Moonlight||L6 Small Junior Coed||Full Paid|
|SC Cheer||Scarlet||L3 Medium Senior||Full Paid|
|Stars Vipers San Antonio||COBRAS||L5 Senior Open Coed||Full Paid|
|The California All Stars - Las Vegas||BlackJacks||L4 Small Senior Coed||Full Paid|
|The California All Stars - Las Vegas||J-Spades||L5 Large Junior Coed||Full Paid|
|The California All Stars - Livermore||J Fab||L3 Medium Junior||Full Paid|
|The California All Stars - Livermore||Swagg||L4 Medium Senior||Full Paid|
|The California All Stars - Mesa||Vogue||L1 Small Senior||Full Paid|
|The California All Stars- San Marcos||White Gold||L1 Medium Senior||Full Paid|
|The Stingray All Stars||Green||L6 Large Junior Coed||Full Paid|
|The Stingray All Stars||Platinum||L4 Medium Junior||Full Paid|
|The Stingray All Stars||UV||L4.2 Medium Senior||Full Paid|
|Tribe Cheer||Chiefs||L5 Senior Open||Full Paid|
|World Elite||Legacy||L3 Small Junior - B||Full Paid|
The D2 Summit 2022 Champions
|Cheer Nation Athletics||Miss Twi5t||L5 Large Senior||At Large|
|Koach All Stars||Midnight||L5 Large Senior Coed||At Large|
|Maine Stars||4.2 Legends||L4.2 Medium Senior Coed||At Large|
|Pro Scouts||Moonlites||L2 Medium Senior||At Large|
|Reign Elite Cheer||Reign Elite Majesty||L1 Small Junior - A||At Large|
|Royal Athletics||Royal Jewels||L4 Senior Open||At Large|
|South Georgia Athletics||Weather Girls||L6 Junior||At Large|
|West Coast Fame Allstars Cheer||OBSESSION||L1 Small Junior - B||At Large|
|Athletic Cheer Force||Air Force One||L4 Senior Open Coed||Wild Card|
|Cheer Strike Allstars||Medusa||L5 Senior Open||Wild Card|
|Cheer Xcel||Dynasty||L1 Small Junior - A||Wild Card|
|Shine Athletics||Lady Spice||L1 Small Senior||Wild Card|
|York Elite All Stars||Lady Onyx||L1 Medium Senior||Wild Card|
|Cheer Craze All Stars||Ninjas||L5 Junior||Partial Paid|
|Apex Cheer||Chrome||L1 Small Junior - B||Full Paid|
|Aspire Cheer Academy||Force||L5 Senior Open Coed||Full Paid|
|Cheer Tyme||Heart Stoppers||L3 Small Junior - A||Full Paid|
|Dream Athletics||Blackout||L4.2 Small Senior Coed||Full Paid|
|East Jersey Elite||Lady Black||L4.2 Medium Senior||Full Paid|
|Extreme All Stars||JUNIOR 3LITE||L3 Medium Junior||Full Paid|
|Extreme All Stars||X5||L5 Small Senior Coed||Full Paid|
|Fusion Athletics||Reckless||L2 Small Senior||Full Paid|
|Icon Athletics||Revenge||L3 Medium Senior Coed||Full Paid|
|Intensity Athletics||Supernova||L4 Senior Open Coed||Full Paid|
|NFINITE All Stars||CODE BLACK||L3 Small Senior||Full Paid|
|NFINITE All Stars||REVIVAL||L2 Junior Small - A||Full Paid|
|Port City Athletics||Cairo Crew||L3 Small Senior Coed||Full Paid|
|Quest Athletics||Bomb Squad||L4 Medium Senior Coed||Full Paid|
|Southern Elite Allstars||Shock Wave||L4.2 Small Senior||Full Paid|
|Spirit Athletics||Crush||L5 Junior Coed||Full Paid|
|TAI||Scorch||L2 Junior Small - B||Full Paid|
|TAI||Eruption||L4 Small Junior||Full Paid|
|TAI||Ice Queens||L4 Small Senior||Full Paid|
|The Champions All Stars||Fuel||L4 Medium Senior||Full Paid|
|United Rock Nation All Stars||KNOCKOUTS||L4 Medium Junior||Full Paid|
|Virginia Royalty Athletics||Dynasty||L6 Junior Coed||Full Paid|
|WIDC||HAILSTORM||L2 Medium Junior||Full Paid|
|WIDC||Black Ice||L3 Small Junior - B||Full Paid|
|WIDC||WHITE OUT||L4 Small Senior Coed||Full Paid|
|WIDC||WEATHER GIRLS||L5 Small Senior||Full Paid|
|XCA||Bombsquad||L1 Medium Junior||Full Paid|
|XCA||Lady Bullets||L3 Medium Senior||Full Paid|