Spotlight Squad: University of Kentucky

Known for their innovative and rock solid routines, this year the University of Kentucky brought home their 23rd national championship to the Bluegrass State.  To no surprise, the Wildcat routine was jam packed with some of the most difficult skills seen at the UCA College Cheerleading National Championship. Opening with diamadovs that popped through to cupies, the crowd was wild with excitement. The transitions were fast and the skills seemed effortless. Top girls went flying through the air completing not only piked Arabian one and a half baskets but also pike open doubles. This year the Cats brought some seriously ... Read more

Spotlight Squad: Oklahoma All Girl

“For the first time ever, you’re DIA All Girl National Champions… the University of Oklahoma!” By the end of the UCA College Cheerleading National Championship, all of HP Field House was yelling Boomer Sooner. The all girl squad from OU has only been competing for three years and as the only team in the division with zero deductions, took home the championship. Because of the cleanliness of the routine, the difficult skills looked easy for the 20 ladies on the mat. The Sooners flipped their way into first place, throwing a whopping 30 fulls in the routine. The extended hand ... Read more

Mascot Makes a Difference

HollyAnne of Youngker High School has brought life to the Buckeye, Arizona community for the past four years and is writing a handbook so that others can do the same! HollyAnne has totally transformed the role of the mascot since stepping into the costume freshman year. The role of The Horse was largely overlooked for years, that is, until the school’s cheer coach encouraged HollyAnne to step into its shoes. HollyAnne realized that the mascot, as the symbol of the school, should be fun and doing so much more to bring energy into the stands and to the community. Without ... Read more