RALEIGH—Lake Norman High School won the super large varsity division in the third annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state invitational cheerleading championships at Reynolds Coliseum on Saturday.
Lake Norman is the only three-time winner in the history of the event, having won the super large division title in every NCHSAA invitational. The super large varsity division is for squads of 22 or more members.
Raleigh Sanderson captured top honors in the super varsity division and took the inaugural Carolina Cup.
Cheer Ltd., Inc., one of the NCHSAA’s corporate partners that assists with the invitational championship, established the Carolina Cup to recognize annually the top high school varsity cheerleading team in the state. Sanderson won the Cup for earning the highest cumulative score in the whole competition among varsity teams, regardless of the division in which it competes.
Fayetteville Terry Sanford was the winner in the large varsity division and Misenheimer Gray Stone Day finished first among the varsity non-tumble squads.
In coed competition, Fayetteville Westover took first in the small varsity division and Eden Morehead won the large varsity division for the second straight year.
A total of 88 teams participated in the event.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
3rd annual Invitational Cheerleading Championship
Reynolds Coliseum, Raleigh
November 12, 2005
note: "perfection of routine" score was used as tiebreaker
champion—Matthews David Butler 270
1st runner-up— Overhills 256
2nd runner-up— Graham 251 (won tiebreaker for spot)
3rd runner-up— South Rowan 251
champion—Misenheimer Gray Stone Day 248
1st runner-up—Pender 243 (won tiebreaker for spot)
2nd runner-up—Franklinton 243
3rd runner-up—Pamlico 242
champion—Lee Senior 239
small varsity (5 to 12 members)
champion— Hayesville 270
1st runner-up— Monroe 241 (won tiebreaker for spot)
2nd runner-up— Farmville Central 241
medium varsity (13 to 16 members)
champion—Matthews David Butler 264
1st runner-up—Sun Valley 250 (won tiebreaker for spot)
2nd runner-up—Overhills 250
3rd runner-up—West Craven 248 (won tiebreaker for spot)
4th runner-up—Kill Devil Hills First Flight 248 (won tiebreaker for spot)
5th runner-up—Enka 248
6th runner-up—Currituck 247
large varsity (17 to19 members)
champion— Fayetteville Terry Sanford 271
1st runner-up— Cary 257
2nd runner-up— Wilmington Hoggard 256
super varsity (20 to 21 members)
champion— Raleigh Sanderson 273
1st runner-up— SouthWest Edgecombe 269
2nd runner-up— Erwin Triton ` 263
3rd runner-up— Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons 261
4th runner-up— Apex Middle Creek 260 (won tiebreaker for spot)
5th runner-up— Asheville T.C. Roberson 260
super large varsity (22-plus members)
champion— Lake Norman 270
1st runner-up— Jamestown Ragsdale 262
2nd runner-up— South Rowan 256
small varsity coed (2 to 4 males)
champion— Fayetteville Westover 256
1st runner-up— Heide Trask 228
large varsity coed (five or more males)
champion— Eden Morehead 236