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Northwest Bearcats

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Jan. 16, 2011

Northwest cheerleaders place third, dance team fifth at nationals

ORLANDO, Fla.-Northwest Missouri State's cheerleading program placed third and the Bearcats' dance team finished fifth at the 2011 College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships held at Walt Disney World Resort January 14, 2011.

Both Northwest programs are led by head coach Jason Sack. The Bearcat cheerleaders were the defending national champions.

University of West Georgia won its ninth cheerleading championship and first since 2008. Columbus State University finished second.

Orange Coast College won its 10th dance championship and first since 2005. University of Saint Thomas, Lindenwood University and Avila University placed second, third and fourth, respectively.

Their performance will air on ESPNU Sunday, March 13 at 10:00 a.m. To view the airing schedule, click here. Northwest is featured in episode three.

Cheer Division II Final Results
1. University of West Georgia
2. Columbus State University
3. Northwest Missouri State University
4. Slippery Rock University Cheer
5. University of Puerto Rico Bayamon
6. University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez
7. Pittsburg State University
8. Indiana Wesleyan University

Open Jazz Final Results
1. Orange Coast College
2. University of Saint Thomas
3. Lindenwood University
4. Avila University
5. Northwest Missouri State University
6. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
7. University of Puerto Rico Bayamon
8. The College of New Jersey
9. Wagner College
10. The College of St. Benedict
11. Sonoma State University
12. St. Cloud State University
13. University of Scranton

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For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
Lamkin Activity Center | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468