WSU cheer squad, Crimson Girls will compete at nationals

Cougars travel to Orlando, Florida for sixth consecutive year



WSU Crimson Girls dance on the field Sept. 8 at the football game against San Jose State in Martin Stadium.

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

WSU Cheer and the Crimson Girls will compete at nationals for the sixth-straight year this Friday through Sunday at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida.

Both teams will take part in the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) and Universal Dancers Association (UDA) College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships.

The Crimson Girls and cheer squad will present a national showcase performance 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bohler Gym. Admission to the event is free.

The cheer squad and Crimson Girls will each participate in two categories. The Crimson Girls will first battle alongside 13 other universities in the Division IA Dance Game Day finals Friday while cheer competes in the Division IA Game Day semifinals against 17 other schools.

The competition will continue Saturday as the Crimson Girls participate in the Division IA Jazz semifinals and the cheer squad partakes in the Cheer Division IA semifinals.