Navarro’s 3-peat Grand National Championship
caps 6th straight JC Division title and 11th overall
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Six is sweet.
And the Navarro College Cheerleaders are celebrating the number six in a big way this weekend — they earned their sixth straight national cheer championship and 11th overall Friday at the NCA-NDA National Championships.
And to add icing to that celebration cake, the Bulldogs also claimed their unprecedented third Grand National Championship — outscoring all other colleges in the competition, both large and small. Navarro Cheer is the only team to claim the Grand National Award since it’s been given.
The Bulldog squad finished first after Thursday’s preliminary round, and kept their lead in the championship competition Friday afternoon, earning a score of 98.50 to easily outdistance the four other colleges in the division.
For Coach Monica Aldama, who has brought back 11 national titles to Corsicana since 2000, Friday’s win was as special as any of them.
“I am so proud of my team’s performance today,” Aldama said following Friday’s win. “They had great energy and did everything I asked of them. They ended up scoring an incredibly high score of 98.5.”
Navarro’s 98.5 score on Day 2 in Finals was the highest score awarded any team from any division Friday.
Taking second place in Friday finals after performances and point deductions was neighboring Trinity Valley Community College (94.68), which was also in second place after Thursday’s preliminaries. Third place went to Mt. San Antonio College (88.63) of Walnut, Calif.; fourth was Iowa Central Community College (85.15) of Fort Dodge, Iowa; fifth went to Weatherford College (84.08).
And the Bulldogs aren’t finished just yet….
Brittany Hughes and Kailan Jones will represent Navarro College at 10:11 am CDT Saturday in a new partner stunt team performing category at The Band Shell.