The Curse Of Large All Girl. Do You Believe It?
Cheerleaders and athletes in general are very superstitious beings. We pray to the 'cheer gods' for a flawless routine and do our best to make sure we stay on their good side. You may have laughed watching everyone go wild about spirit sticks after the Bring It On movies, but did you dare to drop one? I think not.
The conspiracy theory behind the curse of L5 Large Senior is simple, if you win NCA All-Star, you won't win The Cheerleading Worlds.
|Year||NCA Winner||Worlds Winner|
|2017||Stingray All Stars Orange||?|
|2016||World Cup Shooting Stars||Maryland Twisters F5|
|2015||Cheer Athletics Panthers||World Cup Shooting Stars|
|2014||Cheer Athletics Panthers||Stingray All Stars Orange|
|2013||Cheer Athletics Panthers||Cheer Extreme Senior Elite|
|2012||World Cup Shooting Stars||Cheer Extreme Senior Elite|
|2011||World Cup Shooting Stars||Maryland Twisters F5|
|2010||World Cup Shooting Stars||Cheer Extreme Senior Elite|
|2009||Cheer Athletics Panthers||World Cup Shooting Stars|
|2008||Cheer Athletics Panthers||World Cup Shooting Stars|
|2007||Cheer Athletics Panthers||World Cup Shooting Stars|
|2006||Maryland Twisters||Cheer Athletics Panthers|
Some teams and coaches welcome the challenge the curse brings and others say the curse is total nonsense. But if it is real, will it ever be broken? If so, who will be the one?
If you ask me, I'm betting on the Orange Rays from The Stingray All Stars Marietta.
With wins at CHEERSPORT Nationals, NCA All-Star Nationals, and now the Triple Crown win at UCA International All Star Championship they're on track to take home the gold at Worlds.
"The large all girl division is a very unique division with many intense competitors," explained Stingray Orange athlete Amber Cabrera. "It's very difficult for a team in this division to win both NCA and Worlds. All competitors in this division are very talented and are the best in the country."
The Orange Rays are determined to prove everyone wrong at Worlds. They believe there is no such curse.
"The only reason it's difficult to win both NCA and Worlds is simply because when you win such a big competition late in your season it's hard to go back to practice and focus on your goals later down the line," explained Stingray Orange Senior Lydia Marsh.
"Once a team is focused and knows winning NCA is just a stepping stone toward a bigger accomplishment; that's when a team can win both NCA and Worlds. It's all about having hard work, dedication and making sure you're working hard until the end," Marsh Said.
There is no curse.Should L5 Large Senior teams worry or is everyone just putting stock into crazy cheer superstition? Will Stingray Orange put an end to the madness and break the so-called curse in 2017? Be sure to watch what could be the most historic The Cheerleading Worlds moment LIVE on FloCheer.
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