Over the weekend I received a text message from a former Notre Dame athlete asking why the managing editor of Fighting Irish Wire did not acknowledge a program that happened over the weekend for a Notre Dame team.
I had seen tweets about something so I knew what they were talking about, but in complete transparency I don’t know the first thing about this sport. With that in mind, I’m turning the rest of this over to former Notre Dame cheerleader Becky (Shepkowski) Shaw.
She is most remembered for holding the “WE” sign in front of the student section during the 2003 BYU football game.
For the first time in program history, the Irish cheerleaders competed last weekend at UCA Nationals in Orlando, Florida. The squad of 28 showcased their skills in the Division 1A Coed Cheer Game Day division and advanced to Sunday’s national finals.
How did they get there and how did they fare?
Although supported by the athletic department, Notre Dame’s cheerleaders have historically focused on supporting other athletes. You’ve seen them at football and basketball games, but they also cheer for soccer and volleyball, and do a number of on- and off-campus service appearances throughout the year. The nationals mark the first time the 2023 squad of 14 men, 14 women and a leprechaun has taken to the competition floor.
What is competition cheerleading?
Competition cheerleading has grown tremendously in recent years. So many of us learned a lot about it from Netflix’s “CHEER!”, but UCA Nationals have been held since 1978.
From UCA: “The college game day division…shows what traditional cheerleading is all about – leading the crowd! Teams are evaluated on their ability to lead the crowd, proper game day skill incorporations, execution of skills, movement technique and overall routine .
Head coach Delayna Myers has made a number of changes to the program since taking over in 2016, including hosting multiple skills clinics, introducing recruiting and now competition. Her first competition team finished ninth in Orlando and seems poised for big accomplishments.
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The Notre Dame College Prep program consists of two squads: VARSITY (grades 9-12) and JV (grades 9-12). Both are competitive squads. Both squads cheer at all ND fall/winter sports; Compete in local, regional and national cheerleading competitions.
What is the average age of a cheerleader?
How old is the average cheerleader? Cheerleader Age Breakdown Interestingly enough, the average age of cheerleaders is 20-30 years old, which represents 40% of the population. To see also : Emeka Emezie.
How long can you be a cheerleader? The average tenure is three years, but I know some women who have celebrated for 10. They are the exception. Cheerleaders are athletes, and just like athletes in other sports, our bodies can only last so many years.
How old is the oldest cheerleader?
Is being an NFL cheerleader a full-time job? NFL cheerleading is not a full-time job. This may interest you : O-Zone Late Night: Jaguars 38, Chargers 10. Depending on the level of competition, some NFL cheerleaders may travel with the team for every game during the season, while others may only be required to attend one or two games per week.
What level is Navarro cheer team?
Navarro and Trinity Valley are not only competitors, but each other’s only competitors; they are the only two teams competing in the advanced major co-ed junior college division. To see also : Angelica “Angie” Mandros Obituary.
What age is level 3 cheer?
Does Navarro compete against Division 1? But one thing that isn’t made crystal clear from the start is that Navarro and TVCC are each other’s only rivals—the two teams aren’t competing against anyone else. In fact, they are the only two teams to win for the advanced major co-ed junior college division.
What division is Navarro for NCA? After the first season of Cheer aired, fans were shocked to find out that Navarro was only competing against one other school in their division: Trinity. Flash forward to this year’s competition and the circumstances were the same.