Way back in March 2008 SportsLetter reported on the surprising loss of Michigan State’s Sparty to Tennessee’s Smokey at the 2008 Universal Cheerleading Association National Championships.
Well, with the January excitement of the BCS Bowl Games, the Australian Open and the beginning of college basketball’s regular season, SportsLetter just plumb forgot to report the results of the 2009 contest. Consider that oversight rectified.
The 2009 Universal Cheerleading Association/Universal Dance Association College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships were held in January at Walt Disney World's Wide World of Sports Complex (soon to be the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex). In the Division 1A Mascot competition, former champs Sparty and Smokey placed 4th and 5th respectively. Second and third place went to Aubie (Auburn) and Goldy Golpher (Minnesota). And, your 2009 mascot champion, from the University of Colorado: Chip!
YoUDee, from the University of Delaware, took the Open Mascot competition.
Finally, SportsLetter wasn’t there to judge, but … really, Sparty? What’s up with the Captain America underpants?
The 2010 College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship will be held on January 15 - 18, 2010. SportsLetter won’t let you down.
Well, probably not.
But, if your cheerleading competition Jones can’t wait, maybe a trip to Bremen, Germany is in your near future. The International Federation of Cheerleading’s 5th Cheerleading World Championships will be held in that historic German city November 28th and 29th.
According to IFC President Setsuo Nakamura: “IFC and the local organizing committees expect upwards of 20 countries from all corners of the globe to participate and create a unique opportunity for cultural exchange and further cement the reputation of cheerleading as a serious global sport.”