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Greater Rochester Cheerleading and Dance Championships

New Section V Cheerleading Judges Association

If you are a former coach or cheerleader or a current judge and looking to get involved in judging in the area at the High School level, you will need to be certified beginning this year. Cheerleading is now recognized as a sport in NY State. As a result, all judges must be vetted (fingerprinted) and certified as all other officials are in every high school sport in NY State. Check out the Section V Cheerleading Judges Association website at www.leaguelineup.com/sectionvcheerjudges to read what is going on with the State and Local judging associations. In order to be a judge in Section V, you must be 19 years of age.

All High School level competitions across the state, whether private, school sponsored, league, sectional or state, must be have certified judges. Every panel will be populated with only those judges that have gone through the rigorous testing and training that will complete the certification process. Judges in a territory (for example Section V) will join their local association as well as being members of the State organization. Judges may also opt to become a dual member of another close by association (for example: Section 6 or Section 3). Those judges will be utilized in their own Section first, assigned by their local assigner to the competitions within the Section V territory. There will be no judges from outside of the Section V territory unless all judges in Section V are already working at competitions. Only judges from outside of Section V who are a dual member of the Section V Association may be tapped next. If there are no available judges, the NY State Assigner will assign a certified judge from a nearby Section that is available to judge.

So head over to the Section V Cheerleading Judges Association website to check it out!

SVCJA 

Visit our Bulletin Board page to see results of the competition since 2000!

Take a look at the results for the last 15 years! Check our our Bulletin Board page!

2014 Spencerport JV Were Part of the Elite 8 and Left out of the 2015 Program

February 6, 2015

GRC wants to extend our deepest apologies to the 2014 Spencerport JV team who was left out of the 2015 GRC Program. They were part of the 2014 Elite 8. The Spencerport Varsity was listed instead along with the Spencerport Varsity team picture. The Elite 8 is a huge honor and we are sorry that we took away that opportunity for the JV to showcase their wonderful achievement.

2014 Spencerport JV

Final Results for 2015

February 1, 2015

Congratulations to all of the teams who competed! Click here for our final results!

GRC Elite 8 2015

February 1, 2015

Avon Varsity
Churchville Chili Varsity
Fairport Varsity
Greece Athena Varsity
Hornell Varsity
LeRoy Varsity
Rush Henrietta Varsity
Spencerport Varsity

Scholarship Winners

February 1, 2015

Greater Rochester Memorial Scholarship: Megan Joseph, East Rochester

Sister Marlene McQueeney Scholarship:   Hanna Case, Geneseo

Junior and Senior Individual Winners

Senior: Megan Joseph, East Rochester

Junior: Mary Welch, Avon

WE ARE A SANCTIONED EVENT!

November 21, 2014

If you are wondering whether or not GRC is a NYSPHSAA sanctioned event, we are! Here is the follow up email we received from Todd Nelson of the NYSPHSAA in August after submitting paperwork.

Valerie,

I received a sanctioning application for your event on 1/31/2015.  I noticed that there were no schools from outside of NY attending the event.  If this is true then there is no paperwork needed for this event.  Only member/approved schools can attend this event.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  Thanks.

 

Todd Nelson

8 Airport Park Blvd

Latham, NY 12110

 

 

Magic Moments Photography for Competition action shots

Be sure to visit Magic Moments Photography for your team photos and action shots from our official team and action photographers at Magic Moments Photography soon!

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Our Warm Up Area is National Federation Approved!

November 11, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 14, 2011) — The new high school spirit rules changes approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Spirit Rules Committee at its January 8-10 meeting minimize the risk potential created by certain performance surfaces, props or stunts. The changes, which were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors, will take effect with the 2011-12 school year.
One of the most significant changes deals with allowable stunts on a basketball court or track. Changes to Rules 2-6-7, 2-9-7 and 2-10-2 require that any airborne twisting tumbling skills, basket tosses, elevator tosses or similar multi-base tosses and twisting dismounts take place only on grass (real or artificial) or a mat.
Similarly, twisting during quick/load-in tosses is restricted to grass (real or artificial) or a mat per changes made to Rule 2-10-7.

GREATER ROCHESTER CHEERLEADING AND DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS' WARM UP AREA IS THE TURF FLOOR THAT IS USED FOR THE ROCHESTER KNIGHTHAWKS PROFESSIONAL LACROSSE TEAM!

Our History

Over 30,000 cheerleaders, both boys and girls, have competed over the past three decades at the annual late-January Championship, which includes a Senior Individual Competition (initiated in 1982), where 12th graders display their talent separate from their squad performances. In 1990, the Sister Marlene McQueeney Memorial Scholarship was instituted for a graduating senior cheerleader with at least a 3.50 GPA.

Val Snelgrove (Greece Olympia H.S. coach) and Debbie Smith (Edison Tech coach) began the Championship in 1978 under the name of The Monroe County Cheerleading Championship, with 30 squads (350 individuals) competing at Greece Athena. Cheryl Johnson (Greece Olympia JV coach) replaced Smith as co-Director in 1984; and, because of the need for more space (50 squads a year competing), the event was moved to SUNY Brockport in 1988 and renamed The Greater Rochester Cheerleading Championship.

In 1990, due to overflow numbers of competitors and spectators, the Championship moved to its present location at Blue Cross Arena (then known as the Rochester War Memorial). On its 15th annniversary in 1992, the event honored Bishop Kearney H.S. as its "Team of the Decade" for its many Championship successes. The 1994 competition was the Championship's first year with over 1000 cheerleaders and included 70 squads, 90 Senior Individual Competitors, and a most-gratifying 2,600 spectators.

We've continued to grow and evolve into a nationally recognized competition. We expect to have over 1,800 cheerleaders and dancers this year as well as close to 5,000 spectators!

Our Committee

Cheryl Johnson - Co-Director
Val Snelgrove - Co-Director
Dina Barnard
Carolyn Benham
Chrissy Doggett
Leslie Galusha
Marcey Garno
Jennifer Kasanov
Wendy Speciale