UCF Set for National Championships this Weekend

Jan. 16, 2014

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By Andrew Jennette

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – A huge weekend is in store for the UCF cheerleading squad as it will be competing in the College Cheerleading National Championships being held at Disney's Wide World of Sports on Saturday and Sunday.

UCF’s Cheerleaders have put together eight-consecutive top-five finishes at this event and won the Division IA National Championship in both 2003 and 2007.

The following is a look at the schedule of events for the UCF cheerleaders this weekend.

Friday, Jan. 17
UCF will host an open practice with the cheerleading teams from Ohio State, LSU, Mississippi State and Tennessee at The Venue on Friday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Spectators will be admitted free of charge on the second floor only.  For students, fans and staff that are unable to attend the competition but would like to stop out to watch the team at practice, this would be an excellent opportunity.

Also on Friday, UCF cheerleaders Jacob Serre and Sarah Gralton will compete for individual honors in the partner stunt competition which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Wide World of Sports Milkhouse.  Serre and Gralton are scheduled to compete at 8:36 p.m.  Fans can watch the exclusive LIVE show featuring the Partner Stunt on ESPN3. Go to WatchESPN.com to sign in or register to view the show.

Saturday, Jan. 18
The Division IA Dance Hip Hop Dance semifinals begins at 1:30 p.m. with the UCF KnightMoves dance yeam scheduled to compete at 3:21 p.m. The Division IA Cheer semifinals kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with the Knights hitting the floor at 8:44 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 19
The Division IA Hip Hop Dance Finals begin at noon at the Wide World of Sports HP Fieldhouse. The Division IA Cheer Finals get underway at 6:30 p.m., also at the Wide World of Sports HP Fieldhouse.

Admission is $30 per day and that will provide all-day access to both the J Center and the HP Fieldhouse at the ESPN Wide World of Sports. Tickets for this event are only available at ESPN Wide World of Sports ticket booths and go on sale the day of the events.

If you can’t make it to Disney, you can still catch the action LIVE on http://varsity.com/event/1536/college_live_stream for only $19.99.

Fans can also get all the latest news and information directly from the UCF cheerleading squad by following them on Twitter at ‏@UCF_CheerTeam.



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