2022 NAIA Competitive Cheer National Championship Recap - Day One

2022 NAIA Competitive Cheer National Championship Recap - Day One

YPSILANTI, Mich. – Preliminary routines of the 6th Annual NAIA Competitive Cheer National Championship fired off inside the George Gervin GameAbove Center on Friday, March 11th. Day One scores will count for 25% of the combined total, leaving the last 75% to be comprised of the final scores from Saturday, March 12th.

Prelims Performance Highlights

  • Cumberlands (Ky.), Point (Ga.), Missouri Valley, Indiana Wesleyan, and St. Ambrose (Iowa) did not received any deductions
  • Reigning National Champions Oklahoma City sits in sixth place after Day One
  • After finishing as the Runner-Up in 2021 by only 0.43 points, the SAU Bees hit the top prelim score
  • Indiana Wesleyan slots in third, the same position they finished the championships last year
  • First time qualifiers Dickinson State and Pikeville currently sit in fifth and eighth place respectively. Friends scored the fewest points of the opening performance
  • Nine of the 15 teams qualified for the 2021 National Championships
  • After a three year hiatus, Missouri Baptist posted the 12th highest score

The teams will be back on the mat starting at 9:00 a.m. CST and will perform in reverse order. Squads with lowest prelim score will perform first while the top score out of the first round will be the final performance before the Red Banner is determined.

Finals Performance Order

1. Friends University (Kan.)
2. University of Mobile (Ala.)
3. Missouri Baptist University
4. Missouri Valley College
5. University of the Cumberlands (Ky.)
6. Point University (Ga.)
7. Georgetown College (Ky.)
8. University of Pikeville (Ky.)
9. Midland University (Neb.)
10. Oklahoma City University
11. Dickinson State University (N.D.)
12. Concordia Ann Arbor (Mich.)
13. Indiana Wesleyan University
14. Xavier University (La.)
15. St. Ambrose University (Iowa)

Championship Information

cheer and dance

March 10-11, 2023
Ypsilanti, Michigan