The History of Large Senior

The Cheerleading Worlds 2004 - 2025

Large Senior has been a hot topic this week after KC Cheer Fearless announced that they are rejoining the division for the 2024-2025 season. In fact, KC Cheer Fearless has competed in large senior three times – 2014, 2015, and 2016. 

 

Many fans were surprised to learn that KC Cheer Fearless had competed in the Large Senior division. And that piqued our interest – how many programs have competed in the Large Senior division since The Cheerleading Worlds began in 2004? Thankfully, we know a website that tracks that type of information 😉. 

 

Since 2004, at least 58 programs and 186 teams have competed in Large Senior, not including the five who plan to compete for the 2024-2025 season. I say “at least” 58 programs because I do not have complete semi-final information for a few seasons (2008, 2009, 2010), and a few may be missing. If you have the information, feel free to send it along. We’re also including the all-girl teams from 2004 in this list, even though there was only one all-girl division.

 

The Large Senior Obsession

The Large Senior division is one of, if not the most popular division cheerleading has to offer.

 

There are a couple of reasons: the teams that continue to compete in the division have been around for almost as long as all star cheerleading. And two, Large Senior is extremely fun to watch. You have an army of the most talented cheerleaders in the world competing on the same nine panels for an intense two minutes and thirty seconds. The talent and large crowds are a perfect setup for some iconic moments. The Cheerleading Worlds 2024 is proof of that! 

 

The Future of Large Senior

Since the 2020-2021 season, only four teams have competed in the Large Senior division – Cheer Athletics Panthers, Cheer Extreme Senior Elite, The Stingray All Stars Orange, and World Cup Shooting Stars. However, the Large Senior division has fluctuated significantly over the 20 years. From as high as 23 to 4 – it will be interesting to see how the division continues to evolve. But in the meantime, we’ll cheer on KC Cheer Fearless as they join a legendary set of competitors.

The History of Large Senior

Below, you will find the Large Senior Cheerleading Worlds Medal Count, a list of programs that have competed in the division, and a list of each team that has competed by year. The header for each Cheerleading Worlds year is linked to the final results. Enjoy.

Large Senior Cheerleading Worlds Medals 2004-2024

ProgramTeamGoldSilverBrozneTotal
World CupShooting Stars65415
Cheer AthleticsPanthers/Supercats46515
Cheer ExtremeSenior Elite44513
Maryland TwistersF53227
Stingray All StarsOrange 3227
American Cheer0022
Charlotte Allstars0101

Programs Who Have Competed in Large Senior

Program NameNumber of Teams That Have Competed
ACE3
All Star One1
American Cheer3
American Elite Ohio1
Carolina All Stars1
Champion Cheer1
Charlotte All Stars3
Cheer Athletics20
Cheer Dynamix1
Cheer Extreme20
Cheer Savannah3
Cheer Sport Sharks1
Cheer Tyme3
Cheer Unlimited1
Cheerleading Coyotes1
Cheers and More1
Desert Storm Elite2
East Elite1
Elite Cheer1
Extreme All Starz Five Star1
FAME All Stars6
FCA Gems6
Fierce All Star Cheer1
Fire & Ice Allstars1
Flyers All Starz3
Full House All Stars1
Galaxy Cheer1
Greensboro All Stars2
HotCheer Allstars2
ICE1
Jersey Devils1
KATS Extreme1
KC Cheer4
Kentucky Elite1
MAC’s All Star Cheer1
Maryland Marlins2
Maryland SuperStarz1
Maryland Twisters16
Memphis Elite3
Midwest Cheer Elite2
Pacific Coast Magic1
Pittsburgh Superstars8
POWER3
Pro Spirit1
River Cities3
Spirit Explosion1
Spirit Factory1
State All Stars1
Tenessee Storm1
Texas Lonestar Cheer Company2
The California All Stars1
The Cheer Center1
The Stingray All Stars16
Turners All Stars1
Ultimate Athletics2
VCSC Pride All Stars1
Woodlands Elite2
World Cup20

Each Team That Has Competed in Large Senior by Year

The Cheerleading Worlds 2004

  • Cheer Athletics Supercats
  • Maryland Twisters F5
  • American Cheer
  • Memphis Elite
  • River Cities All Stars
  • Tenessee Storm

The Cheerleading Worlds 2005

  • Maryland Twisters F5
  • Cheer Athletics Supercats
  • American Cheer
  • Cheer Dynamix
  • Carolina All Stars
  • River Cities All Stars
  • VCSC Pride All Stars

The Cheerleading Worlds 2006

  • Cheer Athletics Panthers
  • Charlotte Allstar Cheerleading
  • Maryland Twisters F5
  • World Cup Shooting Stars
  • POWER
  • Champion Cheer – Heat
  • River Cities All Stars
  • Turners All Stars
  • Pro Spirit
  • American Cheer
  • Spirit Factory
  • Desert Storm
  • FCA Gems
  • Memphis Elite
  • Cheer Unlimited
  • Greensboro Allstar Cheerleading

The Cheerleading Worlds 2007

  • World Cup Shooting Stars
  • Cheer Athletics Panthers
  • Cheer Extreme Senior Elite
  • Maryland Twisters F5
  • The Stingray All Stars
  • POWER
  • Texas Lonestar Cheer Company
  • Woodlands Elite
  • FCA Gems Diamonds
  • American Elite Ohio
  • Memphis Elite
  • Ultimate Athletics
  • Kentucky Elite
  • Midwest Cheer Elite – Jags
  • East Elite
  • The Cheer Center
  • Desert Storm Elite
  • Galaxy Cheer
  • Greensboro All Stars
  • Fierce All Star Cheer
  • Pittsburgh Superstars
  • Full House All Stars
  • FAME All Stars

The Cheerleading Worlds 2008

  • World Cup Shooting Stars
  • Cheer Extreme Senior Elite 
  • Maryland Twisters F5
  • FCA Gems Diamonds
  • The Stingray All Stars
  • Pittsburgh Superstars
  • Cheer Athletics Panthers
  • POWER
  • Ultimate Athletics Legacy
  • Fame All Stars Fame

The Cheerleading Worlds 2009

  • World Cup Shooting Stars
  • Cheer Athletics Panthers
  • Cheer Extreme All-Stars
  • Maryland Twisters F5
  • FCA Gems Diamonds
  • FAME Super Seniors
  • Jersey Devils
  • Midwest Cheer Elite
  • Pittsburgh Superstars Senior Black
  • KATS Extreme

The Cheerleading Worlds 2010

  • Cheer Extreme – Senior Elite
  • World Cup – Shooting Stars
  • Cheer Athletics – Panthers
  • Maryland Twisters – F5
  • Maryland Marlins – Tsunami
  • FAME Allstars – Super Seniors
  • FCA Gems – Diamonds
  • Pittsburgh Superstars

The Cheerleading Worlds 2011

  • Maryland Twisters – F5
  • World Cup – Shooting Stars
  • Cheer Extreme Allstars – Senior Elite
  • Maryland Marlins
  • The Stingray All Stars
  • FAME Super Seniors
  • Woodlands Elite Generals
  • FCA Gems – Diamonds
  • Pittsburgh Superstars – SuperStars
  • Charlotte All Stars – Gold
  • MAC’s All Star Cheer
  • Maryland SuperStarz – 5 Star
  • Cheers and More
  • State All Stars

The Cheerleading Worlds 2012

  • Cheer Extreme – Senior Elite
  • Maryland Twisters – F5
  • World Cup – Shooting Stars
  • Charlotte Allstars – Gold
  • All Star One – Star Bursts

The Cheerleading Worlds 2013

  • Cheer Extreme – Senior Elite
  • Cheer Athletics – Panthers
  • World Cup – Shooting Stars
  • Maryland Twisters – F5
  • The Stingray Allstars
  • Cheer Tyme – Love

The Cheerleading Worlds 2014

  • The Stingray All Stars – Orange
  • World Cup – Shooting Stars
  • Cheer Athletics – Panthers
  • Cheer Extreme – Senior Elite
  • Cheer Tyme – Love
  • Spirit Explosion
  • KC Cheer – Fearless
  • Pacific Coast Magic – Angels

The Cheerleading Worlds 2015

  • World Cup All Stars Shooting Stars
  • Cheer Extreme Senior Elite
  • Cheer Athletics Panthers
  • The Stingray All Stars Orange
  • Maryland Twisters F5
  • KC Cheer Fearless
  • Cheer Tyme Love
  • Fame All Stars Icons
  • Extreme All Starz Five Star

The Cheerleading Worlds 2016

  • Maryland Twisters F5
  • Stingray Allstars Orange
  • Cheer Athletics Panthers
  • World Cup Shooting Stars
  • Cheer Extreme Senior Elite
  • Pittsburgh Superstars Supermodels
  • HotCheer Allstars Bombshells
  • KC Cheer Fearless
  • Flyers All Starz Obsession
  • Cheer Extreme Ladies of Teal
  • Elite Cheer Sensation
  • Texas Lonestar

The Cheerleading Worlds 2017

  • World Cup – Shooting Stars
  • Cheer Athletics – Panthers
  • Cheer Extreme Senior Elite
  • Maryland Twisters – F5
  • Stingray All Stars – Orange
  • ACE – Chiefs
  • Pittsburgh Superstars – Supermodels
  • Flyers All Starz (Canada)
  • Hot Cheer – HOT 5
  • Cheerleading Coyotes (Canada)
  • Cheer Savannah Lady Lace

The Cheerleading Worlds 2018

  • Cheer Athletics – Panthers
  • World Cup – Shooting Stars
  • The Stingray All Stars Marietta – Orange
  • Cheer Extreme – Senior Elite
  • Maryland Twisters – F5
  • The California All Stars – Ontario – Midnight
  • ACE Cheer Company – HAT – ACE Chiefs
  • Pittsburgh Superstars – Supermodels
  • Cheer Savannah Allstars – Lady Lace
  • Fire & Ice Allstars – 5 Alarm
  • ICE Radar
  • Flyers All Starz – Obsession (Canada)

The Cheerleading Worlds 2019

  • World Cup – Shooting Stars
  • Cheer Extreme – Senior Elite
  • Cheer Athletics – Plano – Panthers
  • Maryland Twisters – F5
  • ACE Cheer Company – HAT – ACE Chiefs
  • Cheer Sport Sharks – Cambridge – Smallfin Sharks (Canada)
  • The Stingray All Stars – Orange
  • Cheer Savannah Allstars – Lady Lace

NCA All Star Nationals 2020

No Cheerleading Worlds due to the pandemic 

  • Cheer Extreme – Senior Elite
  • Stingray All Stars – Orange
  • World Cup All Stars – Shooting Stars
  • Cheer Athletics – Panthers
  • Maryland Twisters – F5

The Cheerleading Worlds 2021

  • The Stingray All Stars Orange
  • Cheer Extreme Senior Elite
  • World Cup Shooting Stars
  • Cheer Athletics – Plano PANTHERS

The Cheerleading Worlds 2022

  • The Stingray All Stars Orange
  • World Cup Shooting Stars
  • Cheer Extreme Senior Elite
  • Cheer Athletics – Plano Panthers

The Cheerleading Worlds 2023

  • Cheer Extreme Senior Elite
  • Cheer Athletics – Plano Panthers
  • The Stingray All Stars Orange
  • World Cup Shooting Stars

The Cheerleading Worlds 2024

  1. Cheer Athletics – Plano Panthers – 164.45
  2. The Stingray Allstars Orange – 163.45
  3. World Cup Shooting Stars – 159.6
  4. Cheer Extreme Senior Elite – 148

The Cheerleading Worlds 2025 – Projected

  • Cheer Athletics Panthers
  • The Stingray Allstars Orange
  • World Cup Shooting Stars
  • Cheer Extreme Senior Elite
  • KC Cheer Fearless

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