Daytona Beach, Florida – The North Carolina State University Cheerleaders won their 5th national championship at the 2016 National Cheerleaders Association Collegiate Championship Friday in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Competing in Division IA Small Coed , the Wolfpack stacked their routine with stunt difficulty and an impressive amount of elite tumbling. As they opened with four coed stunts, the rest of the team cross tumbled with a variety of series to full passes.
“I couldn’t be happier,” Coach Harold Trammel said. “We felt like we’ve been on the verge of winning a championship for a while, and that this might be the year we break through.”
Trammel was gratified by the combination of elements that led to the score, one of the highest ever for the highly accomplished team.
“We wanted to make a statement going into day two, ahead by a large margin if possible,” said Trammel. “That didn’t really happen. It may have been a blessing in disguise. Being that close let everybody know the job wasn’t done yet. Second place isn’t what we wanted. The kids worked a little bit harder, were a little bit cleaner with their timing, a little bit better on their execution. They told the judges pick me, pick us, over any other team. The Pack owned the stage. It was our day.”
North Carolina State won its first national championship in 1986, also winning in 1990, 1991, and 2001.
North Carolina State University- National Champions