Gophers Shine At Nationals, Win Three Titles

Go Gophers!
Goldy Gopher won a national championship at the 2013 UCA/UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship.

Go Gophers!
Goldy Gopher won a national championship at the 2013 UCA/UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship.
Go Gophers!

Jan. 21, 2013

It was another banner year for the University of Minnesota spirit squads.

The Gophers claimed three national championships at the 2013 UCA/UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando over the weekend.

For the fourth straight year, Minnesota placed first in both the jazz and pom divisions. Goldy Gopher also won his second national championship in three years in the mascot division.

The Gophers placed second in the all-girl cheer division representing their highest finish ever. Minnesota was fifth in the completion last year after recording a third-place finish in 2011.

2013 UCA/UDA College Cheerleading & Dance Team National Championship Results

Division IA Pom
1. University of Minnesota
2. University of Cincinnati
3. University of Nevada-Las Vegas
4. University of Memphis
5. The Ohio State University
6. University of Oklahoma
7. University of Iowa
8. University of Kentucky
9. University of Wisconsin


Division IA Jazz

1. University of Minnesota
2. Arizona State University
3. University of Tennessee
4. Florida State University
5. The Ohio State University
6. Louisiana State University
7. University of Wisconsin
8. San Diego State University
9. University of Colorado-Boulder
10. Michigan State University
11. Rutgers University
12. University of Iowa


All Girl Division I

1. Indiana University
2. University of Minnesota
3. Rutgers University
4. University of South Florida
5. San Diego State University
6. University of Oklahoma
7. Florida State University


Mascot Division IA

1. University of Minnesota - Goldy Gopher
2. Auburn University - Aubie the Tiger
3. University of Wisconsin - Bucky Badger
4. Louisiana State University - Mike the Tiger
5. University of Colorado - Chip
6. Michigan State University - Sparty
7. The Ohio State University - Brutus Buckeye
8. University of Iowa - Herky the Hawk
9. Arkansas State University - Howl
10. University of Tennessee - Smokey