Weekend Review

December 19, 2023

And Just Like That... 2023 Is Over

The final cheerleading performances of 2023 are complete! The first three weekends of a new season are always a whirlwind, and this year was no different. More than 130 Cheerleading Worlds 2024 bids have already been awarded, and teams are looking ready for the 2023-2024 season. Find the top-scoring routines, results, and our favorite performances of the weekend below. 

Catch up on the past few weeks with our previous weekend reviews: 

The Top Scores of the Week

Teams Who Scored Above 98 at Varsity All Star Competitions

* Final Event Scores only

  1. United Elite Cheer: Ruthless – 99.1208(Encore – L3 Senior – D2 – Small )
  2. United Elite Cheer: Revolt – 99.0083(Encore – L4 Junior – D2)
  3. The California All Stars-San Marcos: Commanders – 98.5167 (American Grand – L3 Senior Coed – Medium)
  4. United Elite Cheer: Riot – 98.4625 (Encore – L3 Junior – D2 – Small)
  5. Cheer Town USA: Inferno – 98.4334 (Encore – L4 Senior Coed – D2)
  6. Thunder Elite: Surge – 98.2833 (Encore – L2 Junior – D2 – Small)
  7. The Stingray All Stars Venus – 98.2 (CHEERSPORT Fredericksburg – L2 Senior)
  8. Cheer Athletics Rockwall: Karma – 98.15 (America’s Best – L3 Junior – Small)
  9. American Cheer: SR BLACK – 98.0833 (American Grand – L3 Senior)
  10. Thunder Extreme: Wind – 98.0616 (Encore – L1 Junior – D2 – Small)
  11. JPAC Radiance Twilight – 98.0435 (America’s Best Indy – L1 Youth)
  12. The California All Stars – Mesa: J Wild – 98 (American Grand – L5 Junior)

Top 10 Worlds-Division Scores From Worlds Bid Competitions

  1. South Coast Cheer Fearless – 97.6 (AG)
  2. Macs Allstar Cheer SENIOR STARZ – 97.3125 (AG)
  3. Twist & Shout Edmond Obsession – 96.9042 (AB)
  4. The California All Stars-San Marcos Lady Bullets – 96.8541 (AG)
  5. The California All Stars – Mesa Vixens – 96.6417 (AG)
  6. Spirit of Texas Royalty – 96.4292 (EN)
  7. Twist & Shout Tulsa Adam & Eve – 96.2351 (AB)
  8. Woodlands Elite – OR Generals – 96.0541 (EN)
  9. The California All Stars-Las Vegas ACES – 95.9333 (AG)
  10. Twist & Shout Tulsa Diamonds – 95.875 (AB)

The Bid Leaderboards

Event producers awarded 306 bids to The Summit end-of-season events. You can find all of them here

🏔Summit Bid Leaderboard:

  • 24 Cheer Athletics
  • 5 CheerVille
  • 5 Nor Cal Elite All-Stars
  • 5 The California All Stars
  • 5 The Stingray All Stars
  • 5 Woodlands Elite
  • Find all Summit Bids here

🌋D2 Summit Bid Leaderboard:

🗻Youth Summit Bid Leaderboard

  • 3 Knight Time Cheer
  • 2 All-Star Revolution
  • 2 Cheer Athletics
  • 2 CheerVille
  • 2 FAME All-Stars
  • 2 IMPACT Elite AS
  • 2 Onyx Allstars
  • 2 The California All Stars
  • 2 The Stingray All Stars
  • 2 United Elite Cheer
  • Find all Youth Summit Bids here

⛰Regional Summit Bid Leaderboard (Partial Paid/Paid Only)

💃Dance Summit Bid Leaderboard

American Grand Nationals 2023

The American Grand Nationals 2023 occurred December 16-17, 2023, in Las Vegas. American Grand awarded two Full Paid and six At-Large bids to The Cheerleading Worlds 2024. You can find results for ALL divisions and teams here

Hit Zero Stats

  • Day 1: 33% (4 of 12 teams)
  • Day 2: 58% (7 of 12 teams)
  • The California All-Stars ACES and South Coast Cheer Fearless hit zero on days one and two!

Our Three Favorite Performances 

The California All Stars Lady Bullets

The California All-Stars Lady Bullets are BACK, and the world is happy to see it. In my humble opinion, this is the best Lady Bullets has ever looked this early in the season. Both performances this weekend left us wanting more, and we’re ready to see them again in 2024. 

South Coast Cheer Fearless 

South Coast Cheer Fearless is one of the most consistent teams in cheerleading. Period. Both of their zero-deduction routines at American Grand hit HARD. Fearless has nothing to prove at this point, but they’ll continue to show you how it’s done anyway!

MACS Senior Starz 

Senior Starz routine this season is giving us everything we NEED. It has the perfect flow, and those rewinds are IMPRESSIVE. You can tell that Senior Starz loves what they’re doing, and it was on full display this weekend. 

Encore Grand Nationals 2023

Encore Grand Nationals 2023 occurred December 16-17, 2023, in Houston, Texas. Encore awarded four Full Paid bids and four At-Large bids to The Cheerleading Worlds 2024. You can find results for all divisions and teams here

Hit Zero Stats

  • Day 1: 18.8% (3 of 16 teams)
  • Day 2: 25% (4 of 16 teams)
  • Woodlands Elite GI Janes was the only Worlds-level team to hit zero on both days!

Our Three Favorite Performances

Spirit of Texas Royalty

If I wanted to show someone what perfect cheerleading looked like, I would start with Royalty. Their routine is clean, it’s visual, it sparkles – it’s the epitome of Spirit of Texas. No notes.

Woodlands Elite Worlds Programs

Special shoutout to Woodlands Elite for competing the past three weekends and securing Full Paid bids for all their Worlds teams. Generals, GI Janes, Gunsmoke, and Black Ops have clearly been putting in the work, and they have had a phenomenal start to the season.

Allstar Revolution Freedom

Allstar Revolution is BACK to the Worlds divisions this season. Freedom put out two super clean performances this weekend, and we’re happy to see this Texas powerhouse program take on the Limited Extra Small 6 division.

America's Best Grand Nationals 2023

America’s Best Grand Nationals 2023 occurred December 16-17, 2023, in Kansas City, Missouri. America’s Best awarded two Full Paid bids and six At-Large bids to The Cheerleading Worlds 2024. You can find results for all divisions and teams here

Hit Zero Stats

  • Day 1: 17% (2 of 12 teams)
  • Day 2: 25% (3 of 12 teams)
  • No team hit zero on both days. 

Our Three Favorite Performances

Twist & Shout Obsession

Twist & Shout Obsession is taking on the Small Coed division this season, and things look bright. Obsession had the highest Worlds-division score and won themselves a Full Paid bid. 

Twist & Shout Adam & Eve

The reigning World Champs lived up to their reputation last weekend with two powerful performances. They had the second-highest Worlds-division scoring routine and took home a Full Paid bid – only the season’s second Non-Tumbling Coed paid bid. 

Cheer St. Louis Archangels 

Cheer St. Louis Archangels are taking on the Limited Small Coed 6 division this season, and their day two zero-deduction routine proved they will be a force to be reckoned with. Their performances this weekend won them an At-Large bid to The Cheerleading Worlds. 

CHAMPS Grand Nationals 2023

CHAMPS Grand Nationals 2023 occurred December 16-17, 2023, in Aurora, Colorado. CHAMPS awarded two Full Paid bids and six At-Large bids to The Cheerleading Worlds 2024. You can find results for all Worlds-division teams here

Hit Zero Stats

  • Day 1: 13% (2 of 15 teams) 
  • Day 2: 13% (2 of 15 teams)
  • No team hit zero on both days. 

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