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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Jan. 14, 2012

Northwest cheerleaders claim second national championship

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For the second time in three years, Northwest Missouri State University’s cheerleading squad has been named Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) National Champions.

The team claimed the 2012 national championship at the Walt Disney World Resort Saturday, Jan. 14.

It was the second championship for Northwest since Head Coach Jason Sack took over the program in 2006. Northwest claimed its first cheerleading championship in 2010.

Northwest competed against other NCAA Division II schools to take home the title over defending National Champion West Georgia, which was followed by third-place finisher Columbus State.

The Bearcat Steppers also competed in the open hip hop division, advancing to the finals and earning a sixth-place finish. The Steppers also advanced to the finals of the open jazz division.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468