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    Default Greenup County Cheerleaders - National Champs!

    The Greenup County Varsity Cheerleaders won the National High School Cheerleading Championship in Florida today. Congratulations to all these fine young women, their families and their coaches. This is number 13 for Greenup!


    I would also like to recognize Boyd County who took second place in their Division.

    Congratulations to all!

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    Awesome!!!! The State of Kentucky sure does produce some tremendous cheerleading squads. These girls work so hard to get here and it is just tremendous to see them succeed.

    It does seem that the center of the cheerleading universe is right here in the bluegrass!!!

    What division were they cheering in? I thought that Greenup normally cheers in the large division which is very impressive!

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    They were in Large Varsity - Division II . You are right about Kentucky being the center of the cheerleading universe. There is a lot of talent in this state!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PureFan View Post
    They were in Large Varsity - Division II . You are right about Kentucky being the center of the cheerleading universe. There is a lot of talent in this state!

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    No clue who they are but Congrats a NATL champ is an honor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PureFan View Post
    The Greenup County Varsity Cheerleaders won the National High School Cheerleading Championship in Florida today. Congratulations to all these fine young women, their families and their coaches. This is number 13 for Greenup!


    I would also like to recognize Boyd County who took second place in their Division.

    Congratulations to all!
    13? That's amazing! Congratulations to everyone involved.

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    Congratulations to the best cheerleader's in the land!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75center View Post
    13? That's amazing! Congratulations to everyone involved.

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    Congragulations. Is there a video of the squad we could watch? And can someone explain to me how this National Champion thing works. Owen County's middle school squad also won a National Championship in Indy.

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    UCA has a web site with all performances, they edit the first pyramid, other than that the complete performance, and yes this is a legitimate national competition as opposed to groups that offers four or five locations to attend to be crowned 'national champs'. This is the competition on ESPN, usually first aired in April. Try this web address http://uca.varsity.com/Nationals.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidelinedoc View Post
    Congratulations to the best cheerleader's in the land!!!!!!!!!!!

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    You guys should watch the video on UCA.com, the music messes up and the girls do the entire dance by the crowd counting. It is unbelievable. Great Job Candy and the girls!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PureFan View Post
    The Greenup County Varsity Cheerleaders won the National High School Cheerleading Championship in Florida today. Congratulations to all these fine young women, their families and their coaches. This is number 13 for Greenup!


    I would also like to recognize Boyd County who took second place in their Division.

    Congratulations to all!
    That is awesome.

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    Congrats to the " Pride of the Nation"

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    Between these girls, UK, Morehead, and NKU it sure seems like KY dominates the cheer world. Any particular reason?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheapseats View Post
    Congragulations. Is there a video of the squad we could watch? And can someone explain to me how this National Champion thing works. Owen County's middle school squad also won a National Championship in Indy.
    Quote Originally Posted by iamapt View Post
    UCA has a web site with all performances, they edit the first pyramid, other than that the complete performance, and yes this is a legitimate national competition as opposed to groups that offers four or five locations to attend to be crowned 'national champs'. This is the competition on ESPN, usually first aired in April. Try this web address http://uca.varsity.com/Nationals.aspx
    Here's my long but complete explanation from years of experience. There are numerous "national championships" pretty much every week all over the country. A squad could presumably win a "national championship" by virtue of being the only squad in their division--I know this personally. I could create the "TTL Cheerleading Competition" and crown a National Champion.

    That being said, the only true NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP in my eyes, and the eyes of many current and former cheerleaders and others, are the UCA National Championships in Florida. These are the epitome of the cheerleading world and the same organization where the UK Cheerleaders have monopolized the college division.

    The reason there could be more than one UCA champion is the different divisions, much like classes in football. They have a co-ed division, small varisty, large all-girls varsity, junior varsity, etc. This is not to take away from the accomplishment, just to explain it. There are literally hundreds if not thousands, squads all across the country that try and get to these championships. You have to win a smaller regional competition before you can even be considered for Nationals.

    The Greenup area has long been known for its cheerleading excellence. When I was a hs cheerleader in the early '90s, we won a competition in Bloomington, IN, and got a bid to Nationals. We raised money and saved and worked our tails off. We chartered a bus and rode from Kentucky to Sea World, where the competion was held then. We performed and did very well, but we were clearly not the best. We were two places away from getting to perform on ESPN, so we were so disappointed! Anyway, the Greenup cheerleaders won the year we were there, if I'm not mistaken. They have been very good for a long time and that takes a lot of commitment from the entire community. You should all be very proud of them and I know first hand how hard they work. Great job girls and parents! You guys can honestly say you are National Champs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by threetimelover View Post
    Here's my long but complete explanation from years of experience. There are numerous "national championships" pretty much every week all over the country. A squad could presumably win a "national championship" by virtue of being the only squad in their division--I know this personally. I could create the "TTL Cheerleading Competition" and crown a National Champion.

    That being said, the only true NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP in my eyes, and the eyes of many current and former cheerleaders and others, are the UCA National Championships in Florida. These are the epitome of the cheerleading world and the same organization where the UK Cheerleaders have monopolized the college division.

    The reason there could be more than one UCA champion is the different divisions, much like classes in football. They have a co-ed division, small varisty, large all-girls varsity, junior varsity, etc. This is not to take away from the accomplishment, just to explain it. There are literally hundreds if not thousands, squads all across the country that try and get to these championships. You have to win a smaller regional competition before you can even be considered for Nationals.

    The Greenup area has long been known for its cheerleading excellence. When I was a hs cheerleader in the early '90s, we won a competition in Bloomington, IN, and got a bid to Nationals. We raised money and saved and worked our tails off. We chartered a bus and rode from Kentucky to Sea World, where the competion was held then. We performed and did very well, but we were clearly not the best. We were two places away from getting to perform on ESPN, so we were so disappointed! Anyway, the Greenup cheerleaders won the year we were there, if I'm not mistaken. They have been very good for a long time and that takes a lot of commitment from the entire community. You should all be very proud of them and I know first hand how hard they work. Great job girls and parents! You guys can honestly say you are National Champs!
    As a former cheerleading coach, I entirely concur. UCA is the gold standard. If there is any doubt, compare the performances of the UCA champs with any other group and you will see the difference.

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    Great Job! They got first out of 76 teams I think. Also Boone County High School got 7th place and Dixie Heights High School got 10th place.

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    WOW!!! Anyone that questions whether these young women are athletes or not needs to watch this video! The way they kept their composure after losing their music and finished their routine with the crowd counting the final dance sequence is incredible! I have to give kudos to the Greenup crowd, as well. What a great showing for the state of Kentucky! Watch their routine and make sure your volume is turned up.


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