LOUISVILLE, KY (November 15, 2012) The U.S. Finals is thrilled to announce new awards for Overall Winners of The 2013 U.S. Finals! Division champions at each destination will still receive a white champion jacket (#whitejacket), as well as medals, banners, and trophies for teams placing in the top 3 of their division. Following the six live competitions, the results will be compiled to create the 2013 Overall Spirit Rankings and every team that competed at The U.S. Finals will earn an Overall Spirit Ranking! In addition to the awesome on-site awards, the teams who rank first in the Overall Spirit Rankings will also earn matching Champion Pants and an official 2013 U.S. Finals Champion Ring! http://theusfinals.com/eblast/GetRanked2.htm.
ABOUT THE U.S. FINALS
The U.S. Finals is a multi-brand, end-of-the-season event series aimed at crowning TRUE CHAMPIONS in all divisions and levels of cheer and dance, giving teams a chance to see where they rank against other teams in their respective divisions from coast to coast and around the world. Teams must receive a bid from a qualifier event in order to attend The U.S. Finals. Once qualified, teams are welcome to attend The U.S. Finals closest to them, or travel to an awesome destination to compete. At the end of the event series, teams from all locations are ranked against each other, and Overall Champions are crowned on The Final Rankings Show via webcast in May 2013. For more information, please visit the NEW website at www.theusfinals.com.
Kentucky’s difficult routine was not without a couple mistakes, but the fact that the Cats were able to perform in a high-pressure situation makes them deserving champions. While most athletic teams have dozens of chances to compete and hone their craft, the cheerleading title is decided in one weekend and just a few routines.
JAMfest The Winter JAM took place on December 11th in Lexington, KY. This event had 56 All*Star Cheer, 24 Traditional Cheer, 2 Exhibition Cheer, 30 All*Star Dance, 17 Traditional Dance, and 1 Exhibition Dance teams compete. This event was a qualifier for US Finals. Paid Bids were awarded to:
Anderson County High School (Varsity Hip-Hop Dance)
Bluegrass Cheercats “Jags” (Youth L1)
Dance Etc. “Junior Elite” (Junior Pom)
DuPont Manual High School (Advanced Non-Spring Varsity Cheer)
America’s Best Western Kentucky took place on November 20th in Paducah, KY. This event had 24 All*Star Cheer, 2 Traditional Cheer, and 9 All*Star Dance teams compete. This event was a qualifier for US Finals. Paid Bids were awarded to:
Bluegrass Cheercats “Sabres” (Senior L4)
Universal Kentucky Cheer “Eclipse” (International Coed L5)