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Day 1 Competitive Cheer

DAVENPORT, Iowa - All 12 qualifying competitive cheer teams competed in the preliminary round on Friday evening in the Lee Lohman Arena on the campus of St. Ambrose (Iowa).

• Since competitive cheer being recognized by the NAIA, Oklahoma City has been National Champions in 2017, and National Runner ups in 2018. The Stars earned a 79.65 in day 1 of the competition, landing them in third place heading into Saturdays finals.

• In their first routine at a NAIA Competitive Cheer competition, Mobile (Ala.) scored a 61.63 in their preliminary performance.

• Missouri Valley comes in as the reigning National Champions, look to defend their title and be the first back-to-back champions in NAIA history. The Vikings brought an electrifying performance into day 1 of the competition – emotions fueled the Vikings performance and are confident heading into finals.

• In their first appearance at the NAIA Competitive Cheer National Championship, Aquinas (Mich.) delivered a solid preliminary performance heading into day 2.

• Host, St. Ambrose (Iowa) delivered a firm performance in front of their home crowd. The Fighting Bees look to keep the same energy heading into day two of the championship. The Fighting Bees posted an impressive 80.95 in their first attempt on the mats. Earning themselves a second place finish heading into the finals.

• Concordia (Mich.) found themselves at the top of the pack after day 1, with an exciting 82.28 point performance. The Cardinals look to keep strong momentum heading into the final day of competition.

• Lindenwood Belleville (Ill.) had to cut its preliminary routine short due to injury. After regrouping, the Lynx bounced back and found drive to finish with their heads high, and a lot of confidence heading into finals.

• In their third time back to the NAIA Competitive Cheer Championship, Lourdes (Ohio) landed in the middle of the teams with a score of 72.78.

• With some technical difficulties falling over the Patriots in the preliminary round, Cumberlands (Ky.) looks to rebound in the finals.

• This is the third time St. Francis (Ill.) has been at the NAIA Competitive Cheer National Championship. The Cougars find themselves in the middle of the pack after day 1, with a preliminary score of 70.77.

• Indiana Wesleyan is a three-time returner to the National Championships. The Wildcats look to find their spark on day 2 of the competition.

• Central Methodist (Mo.) is at the championship for the first time in program history. The Eagles hit a routine that energized the team heading into finals.

Up Next

The competition will continue on Saturday and will open with Mobile at 10:00 a.m. central time. For full schedule CLICK HERE

You can catch all of the action on the NAIA Network HERE

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