High Schools Claim National Cheer Championships at Walt Disney World Resort

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2023) – National championships were handed out in more than 40 divisions at the 2023 UCA National High School Cheerleading Championships at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Feb. 10-12, 2023. 1,125 teams from 33 states competed at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex showcasing their incredible athleticism and abilities in stunting, tumbling, and crowd-leading.

Teams competed in Traditional Routine, Game Day and the newest division at the championship, Game Day Live which was added in 2020 and offers cheer teams the opportunity to perform with their school’s band members taking their traditions from the sidelines to the competition floor.

The National High School Cheerleading Championship was first held in 1980 and has been featured on ESPN since 1983. Walt Disney World Resort has hosted the event since 1995.

Varsity Spirit organizes the event and announces the winners, while also live-streaming the championship on Varsity TV. The championship will air on ESPN2 and ESPNU beginning in the Spring of 2023. Viewers can check their local listings for air times.

A complete list of winning teams can be found below. More information on the event can be found by clicking here.

Super Varsity:

  • Super Varsity Division I: Lake Mary High School Lake Mary, FL
  • Super Varsity Non-Tumbling Division I: Lakeland High School Lakeland, FL
  • Super Varsity Division IIAthens High School Athens, AL
  • Super Varsity Non-Tumbling Division II: North Bullitt High School Shepherdsville, KY

Large Varsity:

  • Large Varsity Division I: Live Oak High School | Watson, LA
  • Large Varsity Non-Tumbling Division I: Rosemount High School | Rosemount, MN
  • Large Varsity Division IISt. Hubert’s Catholic High School Philadelphia, PA
  • Large Varsity Non-Tumbling Division II: Immaculata-La Salle High School Miami, FL
  • Large Varsity Coed: Bartow High School | Bartow, FL
  • Large Varsity Non-Building: Lake Central High School | St. John, IN

Medium Varsity:

  • Medium Varsity Division I: Corner Canyon High School Draper, UT
  • Medium Varsity Non-Tumbling Division I: Prior Lake High School Savage, MN
  • Medium Varsity Division II: St. Joseph’s Academy | Baton Rouge, LA
  • Medium Varsity Non-Tumbling Division II: Opp High School | Opp, AL
  • Medium Varsity Coed: McCracken County High School | Paducah, KY

Small Varsity:

  • Small Varsity Division I: James Clemens High School Madison, AL
  • Small Varsity Non-Tumbling Division I: Minnetonka High School Minnetonka, MN
  • Small Varsity Division II: Bishop McCort Catholic High School Johnstown, PA
  • Small Varsity Non-Tumbling Division II: Sumrall High School Sumrall, MS
  • Small Varsity Coed: Blackman High School Murfreesboro, TN
  • Small Varsity Non-Building: Millard West High School | Omaha, NE

Game Day:

·  Varsity Game Day Live: Independence High School | Thompson’s Station, TN

  • Super Varsity Game Day Division I: Hempfield Area High School Greensburg, PA
  • Super Varsity Non-Tumbling Game Day Division I: Alamo Heights High School San Antonio, TX
  • Super Varsity Game Day Division II: Liberty Christian High School Argyle, TX
  • Super Varsity Non-Tumbling Game Day Division II: Liberty Creek High School | Gallatin, TN
  • Large Varsity Game Day Division I: Northwest Rankin High School Flowood, MS
  • Large Varsity Non-Tumbling Game Day Division I: Riverdale High School Murfreesboro, TN
  • Large Varsity Game Day Division II: Opp High School | Opp, AL
  • Large Varsity Non-Tumbling Game Day Division II: Mize Attendance Center Mize, MS
  • Large Varsity Coed Game Day: Fossil Ridge High School Fort Worth, TX
  • Medium Varsity Game Day Division I: Franklin High School | Franklin, TN
  • Medium Varsity Non-Tumbling Game Day Division I: Arapahoe High School Centennial, CO
  • Medium Varsity Game Day Division II: Purvis High School | Purvis, MS
  • Medium Varsity Non-Tumbling Game Day Division II: Newton County High School Decatur, MS
  • Medium Varsity Coed Game Day: McDowell High School Erie, PA
  • Small Varsity Game Day Division I: Jefferson High School Bloomington, MN
  • Small Varsity Non-Tumbling Game Day Division I: Auburn Mountainview High School Auburn, WA
  • Small Varsity Game Day Division II: Smithtown High School West Smithtown, NY & Burlington Township High School Burlington, NJ
  • Small Varsity Non-Tumbling Game Day Division II: Poplarville High School Poplarville, MS
  • Small Varsity Coed Game Day: West Nassau High School Callahan, FL