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Spirit Squads Fly High at National Competition

Cheer Squad finished in third place, while Pom Squad clinched 10th place.

Written by Cory Chandler

Texas Tech’s Cheer Squad claimed third place at the 2010 Collegiate Cheer and Dance Competition in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Texas Tech’s Cheer Squad claimed third place at the 2010 Collegiate Cheer and Dance Competition in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Texas Tech’s Cheer Squad claimed third place at the 2010 National Cheerleaders Association and National Dance Association (NCA/NDA) Collegiate Cheer and Dance Competition in Daytona Beach, Fla.

After leading the competition going into the final day, the Cheer Squad finished with a final score of 9.405, and was edged out by squads from the University of Louisville and Oklahoma State University.

The Texas Tech Pom Squad clinched 10th place in its division with a final score of 8.948 and no deductions.

More than 225 teams from across the U.S., Canada, Costa Rica and Japan competed for an NCA or NDA title.

The cheer squad has consistently ranked in the top five since Joshua Anderson took over as coach in 2007 with a goal of returning Texas Tech to Daytona Beach after a five-year hiatus.

“I think the squad did very well this year,” he said. “Everyone has been pushing and working hard, and we will continue to improve from here.”

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5 Responses to “Spirit Squads Fly High at National Competition”

  1. Elmer L. Wilson Says:

    Congratulations and well done. My personal wish is that the leaders of Tech Spirit groups will please, get rid of “Raider Power”. To me, very passe, old-school and not representative of a group of their age, experience and abilities. I’m serious. “Raider Power” out the door. The sooner the better. nmredraider1 in Albuquerque

  2. John Says:

    Great News! Having the videos is really great, we didn’t use to have such technology in my days at TT!

  3. Brooks Says:

    Beautiful job Tech Cheer at Nationals. Congrats to all!

  4. T Sitzlar Says:

    Very impressed with the routine. Thought you guys had a win for sure. Very entertaining. Certainly a team to look out for next year. My daughter is on the U of L all-girl team, so I’m a U of L fan and enjoy watching the CARDS, but you guys are /were great this past weekend.

  5. Faces Behind Raider Red Revealed at Ceremony :: Texas Tech News Says:

    [...] Rosenthal traveled to Daytona Beach, Fla., to perform with Texas Tech’s cheer squad as it won third place at the 2010 National Cheerleaders Association and National Dance Association (NCA/NDA) Collegiate [...]

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