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Cheer At Nationals March 12-14

Courtesy MNU Sports Information 

The MNU Cheerleaders received an at large bid for the 2015 NAIA National Invitational which takes place March 12-14 at Midland University, Fremont, Nebraska.

The squad participated in 3 regular season competitions earlier in the semester in order to move on to The NAIA North Regional Qualifier. The Pioneers took 2nd place at the Baker invitational, 1st place in the Baker dual, and 2nd place in the Heart of America Athletic Conference competition. 

The winners of each region receives an automatic birth to the national invitational leaving nine at large bids amongst the regions. 

The Pioneers took part in the North Regional Qualifier which took place at Doane College over the weekend. The team executed two solid performances and finished in 6th place. The region proved to be quite strong with 5 of the 9 at large national's bids coming from the North. MNU secured the 9th at large bid with a score of 84.05. 

Twelve teams from three regions will be competing for the national title with preliminary performances taking place on Friday night and final performances Saturday morning.

Participating teams and their regional score are listed below. 

Competitive cheer and dance is in the invitational stage in the NAIA and is scheduled to become a championship sport in the 2016-2017 school year.  

Team Name Score Region
  • Oklahoma City University
94.15 West
  • St. Gregory 
92.567 West
  • Concordia MI 
91.267 East
  • Midland University 
90.87 North 
  • Lindenwood-Belleville
89.317 East 
  • Central Methodist 
87.85 North 
  • St. Ambrose University
86.32 North 
  • Missouri Valley College
85.67 North 
  • Morningside College
85.58 North 
  • Siena Heights 
84.7 East 
  • Texas Wesleyan 
84.567 West 
  • MidAmerica Nazarene 
84.05 North 


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