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Finals Recap 2019 NAIA Competitive Cheerleading National Championship

In an exciting finish, Concordia (Mich.) edged Oklahoma City to claim its first NAIA Competitive Cheerleading National Championship in program history. The Cardinals posted the top score on day one and continued its success into the finals to take home the red banner. Home team Saint Ambrose (Iowa) electrified the capacity crowd with a third place finish in its first year hosting the event.

News and Notes

  • Concordia (Mich.) was crowed National Champion in this year’s NAIA Competitive Cheer National Championship with a score of 82.12.
  • The Cardinals were the favorite heading into today’s competition after posting the highest preliminary score the night before.
  • This is the first NAIA Competitive Cheer National Championship in program history.
  • With Concordia’s win, there has now been a new national champion in each of the three years that the sport has held championship status. They now join Oklahoma City (2017) and Missouri Valley (2018) as national champions.

News and Notes

  • There were three first-time programs competing this season in Mobila (Ala.), Central Methodist (Mo.) and Aquinas (Mich.).
  • Cumberland (Ky.) bounced back from a 10th place finish in prelims on Friday with an energetic final performance.
  • The Patriots finished middle of the standings with a sixth-place finish.
  • Saint Francis (Ind.) ended the NAIA Competitive Cheer National Championship in 7th place in their third consecutive appearance.
  • Defending national champion Missouri Valley finished fourth overall.
  • In a close race, the Saint Ambrose (Iowa) found themselves in 3rd place in front of their home crowd.

News and Notes

  • Oklahoma City was this year’s national runners-up with a score of 81.0.
  • The Stars won the NAIA Competitive Cheer National Championship in 2017.

Final Standings

1. Concordia (Mich) 82.12

2. Oklahoma City 81.0

3. Saint Ambrose (Iowa) 80.68

4. Missouri Valley 77.29

5. Lourdes (Ohio) 74.68

6. Cumberlands (Ky.) 69.30

7. Saint Francis (Ind.) 69.24

8. Central Methodist (Mo.) 68.74

9. Aquinas (Mich.) 68.64

10. Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) 67.64

11. Indiana Wesleyan 66.98

12. Mobile (Ala.) 64.99

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