New Jersey was well represented this past weekend, sending 11 teams down
to Disney, 9 teams advanced to finals on Sunday, and three brought medals
back to the garden state! World Cup Starlites and Shooting Stars, both
with silver medals and South Jersey Storm with a bronze medal!
Just missing the cut coming in 47th place after Saturday’s performance in
the combined small senior division All Star One did not advance to sunday.
Going into Sunday’s performances Comet Allstars were in 25th, New Jersey
Spirit Explosion in 23rd, JuST Cheer in 17th, and Central Jersey in 14th.
Just Cheer hit a flawless routine in finals bumping their placement up to
11th, being one spot away from getting called up to the floor during the
awards ceremony. NJSE had minor tumbling issues but were still able to
move up to secure 17th place. While CJA’s Stunt fall and out of bounds
dropped them back to 22nd, the Comet Allstars tumbling touchdowns bumped
them to 33rd. The winner of this division was clear when they were the
only team previously in the top 5 to not have issues in their final
performance, The Stingray Allstars became the first team to grab four
consecutive world championships.
Placing 4th in Lg Ltd. after finals World Cup Odyssey finished the weekend
in 8th place after having a stunt fall in finals. Claiming the title of
World Champions were Spirit of Texas. TNT Allstars did not advance to
finals, coming in 20th after their preliminary performance.
South Jersey Storm Semi-Ltd was in 5th after Saturday’s preliminary
performance but was able to “bump it up two spots” past Tribe Cheer and
Brandon to bring home the Bronze medal! Congratulations SJS!
Star Athletics went into prelims in 16th place, finishing in 17th place in
the Small Senior Ltd. Division.
World Cup Starlites were in first place after both trials and prelims
saturday morning but had a stunt fall, bobble, and tumbling touch down
that allowed the Maryland Twisters Supercells to slip past them into the
top spot. Starlites finished in 2nd, bringing the silver medal back to
NJ! Congrats Lites!
World Cup Shooting Stars went down this weekend to “grab number 4″ but
came up short of first place to Cheer Extreme Senior Elite. Stars
performances were filled with entertainment as they had the entire arena
on their feet both days, and even a third time as they performed for the
cameras of ESPN. Though they would have liked to join the Stingrays with
4 consecutive world championship wins, they should still be proud of the
silver medal in a highly competitive division.
All in all New Jersey had a very successful weekend at the World
Championships, we look forward to seeing some of the talent from this
great state on the ESPN broadcasts over the summer. Airdates should be
posted on USASF.net, but we will keep you all informed.
As for now, TRYOUTS TRYOUTS TRYOUTS! Can’t wait to see what everyone has
in store for next season. With all of the changes going on, team
placements, new additions of teammates and staff.. there are bound to be
some headlining stories so keep checking for updates!