ISU Dance, Cheer Squads Compete at Nationals
AMES, Iowa – On the strength of their best score ever at a national competition, the Iowa State Dance Team placed eighth at the NCA/NDA College National Competition at Daytona Beach, Fla.
Iowa State scored a 9.190, their highest point total ever in a national competition. ISU entered the finals in 14th place, but moved up to eighth on the wings of their strong score. The showing concluded a good season that saw the team take home first-place honors at the Iowa State Drill Team Competition, defeating Iowa and Northern Iowa.
The Iowa State dance team performs at all home football, men’s and women’s basketball games. They also perform at halftime during selected home basketball games.
Iowa State’s Cheersquad also competed at the NCA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship, also at Daytona Beach. The team placed seventh in the All-Girl Intermediate Division. The performance was judged on tumbling, stunts/pyramids, jumps, motions, basket tosses, choreography and a rally routine.
This is the first time in the last seven years that Iowa State has competed at the championships, the largest cheer and dance competition in the world. Over the last two seasons, Iowa State has placed first at the JamFest National College Championship in Chicago and the UPA College Championship in Minneapolis.