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Minnesota Cheer and Dance: College National Championships this Weekend

Can the Gopher Dance team pull off the sweep again??

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It’s that time of year again! The annual UCA and UDA College Nationals take place this weekend at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. The University of Minnesota Dance team is the defending champions in both the Pom and Jazz classifications. They took back the double title after a few years of losing to Big Ten rival Ohio State. Both schools are back yet again and will be looking to bring home another title or two.

Minnesota also has entries in multiple cheer classifications as well as Goldy Gopher trying to once again climb the mountain and bring back a national title to Dinkytown.

Below is a list of times for all of the Minnesota entrants. The full competition can be streamed on for a $29.99 fee. All times below are in Central Standard Time. Finals listed in bold. Finals that need to be qualified for in bold and italics.

Friday January 12th:

Coed Cheer Gameday Semifinals: 2:12 PM

Dance Jazz Prelims: 3:27 PM

Girls Cheer 4 member Stunt (Ashley Weihs, Sydney Ertl, Peyton Reeder & Monica Gump) 5:30 PM

Coed Cheer Gameday Finals: 6:00 PM

Saturday January 13th:

Small Group Coed Cheer Semifinals: 8:02 AM

Dance Pom Semis: 8:57 AM

Goldy Gopher Mascot Competition: 2:40 PM

Small Group Coed Cheer Finals: 5:00 PM

Dance Jazz Semifinals 6:15 PM

Sunday January 14th

Dance Jazz Finals 8:00 AM

Dance Pom Finals 2:38 PM

Dance Team Awards 4:45 PM

Good luck to the Gophers Cheer and Dance teams!!