RALEIGH— Ledford captured the top honor, the Carolina Cup, in the eighth annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state invitational cheerleading championships at the Raleigh Convention Center on Saturday.
Cheer Ltd., Inc., the NCHSAA’s corporate partner that assists with the invitational championship, established the Carolina Cup to recognize annually the top high school varsity cheerleading team in the state.
Ledford won the Cup for earning the highest cumulative score in the whole competition among varsity teams, regardless of the division in which they compete, with a 124.35 in winning the large varsity division.
Raleigh Millbrook, Jamestown Ragsdale, Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons, North Gaston and Raleigh Sanderson are the previous winners of the Carolina Cup.
Cardinal Gibbons won the super large varsity division while Winterville South Central earned the title in the small varsity coed and East Surry in large varsity coed.
In other varsity results, Charlotte Ardrey Kell won in the medium varsity and Ragsdale in the small varsity. East Bend Forbush was tops among the large varsity non-tumble squads.
In junior varsity competition, Ledford was the champion in the small junior varsity division while Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons took the large jayvee category and Camden won the junior varsity non-tumble division.
A special needs squad from Raleigh Millbrook was also recognized.
A record number of 133 teams registered to participate in the event.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
8th annual Invitational Cheerleading Championship
Raleigh Convention Center
November 13, 2010
Final results: champions are listed with their winning point total, followed by the top runners-up and point totals in each division.
Small junior varsity (5 to 15 members)
Champion— Ledford (105.65).
Monroe Piedmont (104.9), Fuquay-Varina (101.7).
Large junior varsity (16 and up)
Champion— Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons (113.2).
Cary Panther Creek (111.7), Raleigh Millbrook (107.9), Holly Springs (106.25).
Junior varsity non-tumble
Champion— Camden (113.45).
Canton Pisgah (106.95), West Wilkes (103.6), East Duplin (98.35), Havelock (96.05).
Small varsity non-tumble (5 to 15 members)
Champion— SouthWest Edgecombe (122.25).
Richlands (120.9), Hampstead Topsail (118.5), Ashe County (116.85), Camden (115.3), West Wilkes (108.05).
Large varsity non-tumble (16 and up)
Champion— East Bend Forbush (123).
Elizabeth City Northeastern (110.3), Currituck (109.25), Hope Mills Gray’s Creek (104.05), Canton Pisgah (101.7).
Small varsity (5 to 12 members)
Champion— Jamestown Ragsdale (120.15).
Raleigh Leesville Road (105.75), North Gaston (105.15).
Medium varsity (13 to 16 members)
Champion— Charlotte Ardrey Kell (119.95).
Cary Panther Creek (117), Harnett Central (115.75), Holly Springs (115.7), Cary (108.3), Jacksonville (104.85), Asheville A.C. Reynolds (102.85).
Large varsity (17 to 20 members)
Champion— Ledford (124.35).
Raleigh Broughton (117.1), Raleigh Sanderson (116.85), Waxhaw Marvin Ridge (116.2), Cherryville (111.6), Weddington (111.05).
Super large varsity (21-plus members)
Champion— Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons (122.2).
Raleigh Millbrook (119.6), Northwest Guilford (114), Lake Norman (113.3), East Forsyth (112.15), Cary Green Hope (110.75).
Small varsity coed (2 to 4 males)
Champion— Winterville South Central (113.4).
Lumberton (107), West Iredell (105.05).
Large varsity coed (more than 4 males)
Champion— East Surry (101.6).