Spartans Cheer and Stunt Repeat as A-R-C Team Routine Champions

Feb 11, 2019

PELLA, Iowa - The Dance and Cheer teams from the American Rivers Conference endured snowy travel to arrive at the P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium for the second annual A-R-C Competitive Dance and Cheer Invitational hosted in 2019 by the Central College Dutch.

The University of Dubuque claimed the Cheer Team Routine (Stunt) for the second consecutive year and also won the 5-Person Stunt categories. The champions in the Dance division were Simpson College and in both Hip-Hop and Jazz, and Central College in Poms. 

The competition was razor-thin in most of the categories. UD's win in the Cheer Routine-Stunt was over a point better (26.83) than second-place Wartburg College (25.66). The Spartans had a slightly more comfortable margin in the 5-Person Stunt with a 40-37.16 win over Wartburg.

Simpson's win in the Hip-Hop competition was just one point over second-place Central, 92-91. Simpson's Jazz margin was four points over Central, 94-90. Third-place Nebraska Wesleyan was just one point out of second. Central took the first-place trophy in Poms with a score of 95.66, four points better than runner-up Simpson.

As the sole entry in the Cheer Routine Non-Stunt category, Nebraska Wesleyan University was awarded a Performance of Merit plaque. The Prairie Wolves scored 25.16 points from the judges. There also was only one entry in the Coed Cheer-Stunt category where Simpson scored 21.5 points for a Performance of Merit plaque.


American Rivers Cheer and Dance Invitational:

Dance: Hip Hop 
1. Simpson College – 92.0
2. Central College – 91.0
3. Wartburg College – 82.0 

Dance: Jazz 
1. Simpson College – 94.0
2. Central College – 90.0
3. Nebraska Wesleyan University – 89.0
4. Wartburg College – 81.66 

Dance: Pom 
1. Central College – 95.66
2. Simpson College – 91.66
3. Nebraska Wesleyan University – 89.0
4. Wartburg College – 85.0  

Cheer: Team Routine (Stunt) 
1. University of Dubuque – 26.83
2. Wartburg College – 25.66
3. Buena Vista University – 19.50
4. Central College – 18.16  

Cheer: Team Routine (Non-Stunt) 
1. Nebraska Wesleyan University – 25.16 

Cheer: Team Routine (Coed Stunt) 
1. Simpson College – 21.50 


Cheer: 5 Person Stunt 
1. University of Dubuque – 40
2. Wartburg College – 37.16
3. Simpson College – 29.32