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Slippery Rock, Thiel in First Place in Respective Divisions at NCA/NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship after Prelim Round

Thiel's Competitive Cheer Team. Photo courtesy of Thiel Athletics. Photo by Ed Topoleski

DAYTONA, Fla. – Slippery Rock and Thiel are in first place in their respective divisions at the NCA/NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship after preliminary-round action Thursday in Daytona, Fla..

Slippery Rock is in first place in the Intermediate All-Girl Division II with a “performance score” of 95.7037 just ahead of Dallas Baptist University (95.5926) in the Division II category. Gannon was sitting in sixth place with a score of 92.6481.

Thiel, meanwhile, was sitting in first place in the Spirit Rally Open Division with a score of 93.1 ahead of the other two competitors, Henderson State (92.95) and Central College (88.3).




Two additional Gannon squads were also competing with the Advanced Small Co-Ed Division II team in fourth place with a score of 90.5463 and the Team Performance Division II squad in fifth place with a score of 85.24.

District 9 and District 10 athletes competing for Thiel include Cassidy Claypoole (Moniteau), Abby Cox (Conneaut Area), Abriana Forsythe (A-C Valley), Keara Henry (Clarion-Limestone), Alexa Horton (Kane), Madison Jaszemski (Grove City), Meghan Liscio (Sharon), Emily Main (Meadville), Bridget Mazzant (Sharpsville), and Macy Stewart (Karns City).

District 9 and District 10 athletes competing for Gannon include Brooke Baughman (Clarion-Limestone), Eve Cobaugh (Ridgway), Gretchen Hess (Harbor Creek), Gabriel Hollenbeck (McDowell), Cassandra Irwin (Harbor Creek), Rylee Kline (St. Marys), and Nadya Makay (Girard).

While a full Slippery Rock roster is not available, Moniteau’s Amelia Thompson is one of the team members.

The competition continues Friday.

Full results can be found here.

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