Weber State cheer, dance, mascot win national titles

Wednesday , April 11, 2018 - 5:00 AM

OGDEN — Some of the best school spirit in the world might be found right here in Northern Utah. Especially after this past weekend.

After competing in the 2018 NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida, Weber State University’s cheer team, dance team and mascot all came home with national titles, according to a WSU news release.

The Wildcat cheer team, coached by Summer Willis, competed on Friday and scored a 97.97 to claim the Division I Coed Cheer national title for the second year in a row.

The dance team, coached by Michelle Falk and coming off a national championship last year as well, won the Division I Hip-Hop national trophy Saturday with a 9.637 score.

Earning the top spot by a point, Waldo the mascot scored 58.73 and outranked teams from NC State, Missouri, Iowa State, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, New Mexico State and more. The last time Waldo earned a national title was in 2015.

According to the WSU news release, NCA & NDA puts on the largest collegiate championships in the world.

Standard-Examiner Copy Editor Andrea Harvey can be reached at aharvey@standard.net. Follow her on Twitter at @andrearharvey or “like” her Facebook page at Facebook.com/AndreaHarveyJourno.

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