The Weekend Review

January 18, 2023

Here's What Happened

So. Much. CHEERLEADING. There were four Cheerleading Worlds bid events, UCA College Nationals, and more than 50 other events happened across the country last weekend. Competition is heating up, and busy Nationals season is upon us! 

 

 

See our favorite performances, who had zero deductions, the top-scoring teams, and who took home bids below. 

End-of-Season Bid Updates & Weekend Leaderboards

Event producers awarded 444 bids to end-of-season competitions over the weekend. See all of the bid leaderboards and all of the individual bid winners linked below.

 

🌎 35 Cheerleading Worlds Bids

Weekend Leaderboard:

  • 3 The California All Stars
  • 3 The Stingray All Stars
  • 2 Cheer Athletics
  • 2 Cheer Extreme
  • 2 Maryland Twisters
 

🏔 106 Summit Bids

Weekend Leaderboard: 

  • 4 California Pride
  • 3 Access Cheer
  • 3 Buffalo Envy All Stars
  • 3 Cheer Extreme
  • 3 Cheer Extreme – Richmond
  • 3 Cheer Sport Sharks – New England
  • 3 East Celebrity Elite – Hingham
  • 3 Five Star
  • 3 Infinity Allstars
  • 3 Platinum Athletics
  • 3 Python All Stars
  • 3 The Stingray Allstars
  • 3 Ultimate Athletics

 

🌋 100 D2 Summit Bids

Weekend Leaderboard:

  • 5 Hanover Elite
  • 3 Element Athletics
  • 3 Extreme All Stars
  • 3 PTC Allstars
  • 3 Rock Solid Elite
 

⛰ 43 Youth Summit Bids

  • Each program won only one bid 
 

🗻 9 Regional Summit Bids

  • Each program won only one bid 

 

🌐 151 All Star Worlds Bids

Weekend Leaderboard:

  • 8 Steele Athletics
  • 5 Advanced Cheer Crew
  • 5 Blueprint Allstars
  • 5 Jersey AS East Brunswick
  • 4 Buckeye Allstars
  • 4 Pro Spirit
  • 4 Xtreme Athletics
  • 4 Zero Gravity Athletics

Universal Spirit – Spirit of Hope 2023

Spirit of Hope 2023 brought together more than 40 Worlds-level teams from across the country. We saw standout performances from Cheer Extreme Lady Lux, World Cup Shooting Stars, ATA Atomic, and Maryland Twisters F5. Special shoutout to Inspire Athletics Icons for taking home the highest score of the competition and a full paid bid to the Cheerleading Worlds! 

 

Cheerleading Worlds Bid Winners

Full Paid

  • Inspire Athletics Icons – Small Coed 6
  • Cheer Extreme Lady Lux – International Open Non-Tumbling 6
  • World Cup Shooting Stars – Large Senior 6
  • ATA Atomic – Medium Senior 6

At Large

  • Maryland Twisters F5 – Senior Open 6
  • Charlotte Allstar Cheerleading Teal – Extra Small Coed 6
  • Pittsburgh Superstars Supermodels – Senior Open 6
  • Cheer Athletics – Charlotte Lady Royalty – International U18 Non-Tumbling 6
  • The Stingray All Stars Electric – International Global Coed 6
  • Cheer Extreme Senior Elite – Large Senior 6
  • The Stingray All Stars Apple – Senior Open 6
  • The Stingray All Stars Cobalt – International Global 6
  • Carolina Spirit Athletics Crown Sharks – Extra Small Coed 6
  • Maryland Twisters Reign – Small Coed 6
  • Cheer Athletics – Charlotte KingCats – Senior Open Small Coed 6
  • Cheer Florida All Stars Sea Warriors – Extra Small Senior 6

Zero-Deduction Routines (Either Day One or Day Two): 

  • Carolina Spirit Athletics Crown Sharks
  • Charlotte Allstar Cheerleading Teal
  • Cheer Athletics – Charlotte Lady Royalty
  • Cheer Athletics – Charlotte RoyalCats
  • Cheer Extreme Coex
  • Cheer Extreme Lady Lux
  • Famous Superstars GOLD (both day one and two)
  • GymTyme All-Stars Platinum
  • Maryland Twisters F5
  • Phoenix Elite Resurrection
  • Pittsburgh Pride All Stars Purple Reign
  • The Stingray All Stars Apple
  • The Stingray All Stars Cobalt
  • The Stingray All Stars Neon

Top 5 Scoring Worlds-Division Routines:

  • Inspire Athletics Icons – 96.1958
  • Cheer Extreme Lady Lux – 96.1088
  • World Cup Shooting Stars – 96.075
  • ATA Atomic – 96.0708
  • Maryland Twisters F5 – 95.5292

View all of the competition results here.

GSSA Grand Nationals 2023

The West Coast is back in full swing! We saw debut performances from The California All Stars SMOED and California Pride Big Bang, both showcasing incredible cheerleading.

 

It goes without saying that SMOED puts on a performance like no other. And this season, the reigning World Champions look focused and ready to take on the world one more time. That little voiceover they used to say comes to mind… “This is not redemption, this is repetition”. 

 

California Pride Big Bang took on the non-tumbling coed division head-on. Their technique and attention to detail are definitely something to admire. They took home the second-highest score of the Worlds teams and a full paid bid to the Cheerleading Worlds. 

 

Other standout performances included The California All Stars Blue Crew, who are showing UP this season. Their day two performance was one of the best we’ve ever seen from them. And South Coast Cheer Fearless looked strong as ever on day two with a near-perfect routine. 

 

Cheerleading Worlds Bids Winners

Full Paid

  • The California All Stars – Ontario Blue Crew – Extra Small Coed 6
  • California Pride Big Bang – International Open Non-Tumbling Coed 6

At-Large

  • South Coast Cheer Wild – International Open Non-Tumbling Coed 6
  • The California All Stars – Livermore Black Ops – Medium Coed 6
  • The California All Stars – Camarillo Smoed – International Global Coed 6
  • Odyssey Athletics Zeus – Extra Small Coed 6
  • Kansas City Athletic Cheer Platinum – Small Senior 6
  • The California All Stars – Camarillo TNT – International Open Non-Tumbling Coed 6

Zero-Deduction Routines (Either Day One or Day Two): 

  • California Pride Big Bang (both day one and two)
  • South Coast Cheer Fearless
  • The California All Stars – Ontario Blue Crew
  • University Cheer Force Firestorm

Top 5 Scoring Worlds-Division Routines:

  • South Coast Cheer Fearless – 97.1292
  • California Pride Big Bang – 96.3694
  • The California All Stars – Ontario Blue Crew – 96.3125
  • University Cheer Force Firestorm – 95.4708
  • The California All Stars – Livermore Black Ops – 95.3375

View all of the competition results here.

Mardi Gras Grand Nationals 2023

Mardi Gras Grand Nationals 2023 awarded eight bids to The Cheerleading Worlds 2023. Congratulations to the following teams for securing your bid! And shoutout to Louisiana Spirit Savage for having the only zero-deduction Worlds-level performance of the weekend! 

 

Cheerleading Worlds Bid Winners

Full Paid

  • Louisiana Cheer Force Gold – International Open Small Coed 6
  • Tribe Cheer Chiefs – Small Coed 6 

At Large

  • FAME All Stars – Midlo Super Seniors – Small Coed 6
  • Luxe Cheer Lady Legends – Small Senior 6
  • OC All Stars Black – International Open Small Coed 6
  • Louisiana Spirit Savage – Small Coed 6
  • Atlanta Jayhawks SHADE – Extra Small Senior 6
  • Pinnacle Cheer Memphis Platinum – Extra Small Coed 6

Zero-Deduction Routines (Either Day One or Day Two): 

  • Louisiana Spirit Savage

Top 5 Scoring Worlds-Division Routines:

  • Louisiana Cheer Force Gold – 92.8
  • Tribe Cheer Chiefs – 92.6292
  • Tribe Cheer VooDoo – 92.0958
  • FAME All Stars – Midlo Super Seniors – 91.275
  • Luxe Cheer Lady Legends – 91.1417

View all of the competition results here.

Winners Choice Championships 2023

Winners Choice Championships 2023 awarded four bids to The Cheerleading Worlds 2023. Congratulations to the following teams for securing your bids! 

 

Cheerleading Worlds Bid Winners

Full Paid

  • Long Island Cheer Diamonds – Small Senior 6

At Large

  • CNY Storm Warning – Extra Small Senior 6
  • Xtreme Cheer Pink Smoke – International Open Non-Tumbling 6
  • Full House All Stars Aces – Senior Open 6

Zero Deduction Routines

  • Xtreme Cheer Inferno
  • Xtreme Cheer Pink Smoke
  • New World Athletics Solar 6
  • USA Wildcats LIT
  • Long Island Cheer Diamonds 
  • East Celebrity Elite BombS quad

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