MSU cheer squads prepare for nationals

Times Staff Report

January 17, 2014

MOREHEAD - The Morehead State University cheerleading program will be looking to add to its 34 total national championships at the Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA) College Cheerleading Team Championships this weekend.

“The expectation for us is that we have worked really hard to win,” MSU Coach Mark Coleman said. “We have had a pretty rigorous schedule the last few weeks, and have performed a few times in front of big crowds. I feel like they are ready to go.”

The competition will take place at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.

Both teams have performed at selected Morehead State basketball contests and showcases in preparation for the upcoming competition.

“I just want them to go out and have the best performance they can, execute their stunts and use high energy,” Coleman added.

At the 2013 championship, the partner stunt and coed squads were crowned champions, while the all-girl team placed second in its division.

The all-girl team begins its competition on Saturday with semi-finals at 1:10 p.m. ET, while the coed squad is scheduled to perform Saturday at 9:18 p.m. ET.

Morehead State athletics’ social media accounts will provide updates as they become available.