Tradition of Success
49ers Cheerleading has been established as one of the strongest
cheerleading programs in the country. We have competed in National
Championships every year since 1990, with one or both of our squads
placing in the top 5 in all but one of those years as well as being
featured on ESPN and CBS.
These competitions have taken the cheerleaders to such places as San
Diego,California; San Antonio,Texas; Louisville,Kentucky;
Tijuana,Mexico; Dallas,Texas; and Daytona Beach,Florida.
Each year the needs of the program are re-evaluated to determine the
right mix of cheerleaders and squads to field to be the most
competitive. Starting with a single competitive coed squad, an abundance
of talented cheerleaders led to the creation of a competitive All-Girl
squad in 1997 - a team which went on to place 3rd in it's first
nationals. By 2001 the landscape had changed again and a Small Coed
squad was fielded - this team burst onto the competitive scene by
winning the National Championship in their first year of competition.
For the 2004 - 2005 season, two squads will be fielded - Coed and Small
Coed. These squads will continue the long standing 49er tradition and
reputation as a contender for the national championship year in and year
Both 49er cheerleading squads performed great at the 2004 NCA National
Cheer & Dance Championship. After qualifying 1st and receiving a paid
bid, Small Coed placed 2nd in the preliminary competition and earned a
respectable 4th place in the finals. Receiving a partially paid bid for
a 3rd place qualification, Coed remained consistent earning 3rd place in
both the preliminaries and the finals.
The 2005 year saw both Large and Small Co-ed teams performing well yet
again. The Small Coed team got 3rd in taping, as did Large Coed. At the
national competition, Small Coed took 1st place out of prelims and ended
up finishing 4th. Large Coed fought its way through the Challenge Cup,
receiving 1st place there in order to get a spot in finals where it took
4th place as well.
2006 was another exciting year for Charlotte Cheerleading. It started with the Small Coed team
taking 2nd in taping while Large Coed took 3rd. Once down at nationals both teams kept up with
their consistent success. Both Small and Large Coed teams took 3rd place in their respective divisions.