What Is The “Triple Crown” Championship?

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Every season, the cheerleading community talks about the “triple crown”. It’s one of the most difficult cheerleading titles to win because it’s not won at just one competition!

In order to be “Triple Crown Champions,” a team needs to win Cheersport Nationals, NCA All-Star Nationals, and UCA International All-Star Championship – all in one season!

The winning teams (if there are any) get a special banner, as well as medals. 

Rockstar Cheer – Beatles 2019 & 2020 Triple Crown Champions

Past Triple Crown champions

Winning all three competitions in one season is a great accomplishment and not many teams have done it. Below are *some* of the former Triple Crown Championship winners.

2017:

  • The Stingray Allstars – Orange (level 6)
  • The Stingray Allstars – Peach (level 6)
  • Top Gun Allstars – TGLC (level 6)

2018:

  • Cheer Express – Miss Silver (level 6)
  • Dynasty Spirit Elite All Star – Red Flames (level 2)

2019:

  • Rockstar Cheer – Rolling Stones (level 6)
  • Rockstar Cheer – The Beatles (level 6)
  • Cheer Extreme – Lady Lux (level 6)
  • Cheer Extreme – Code Black (level 6)

2020:

  • Cheer-riffic Techniques – Talons (level 4)
  • Cheer Extreme – Youth Elite (level 5)
  • Cheer Extreme – Senior Elite (level 6)
  • Rockstar Cheer – Beatles (level 6)

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2021:

  • ATA Hydro (level 3)
  • Titanium Force Cheer Code Black (level 4)
  • National Stars Solstice (level 4)
  • Extreme All Stars X5 (level 5)
  • Cheer Extreme – Small Senior X (level 6)
  • Brandon All-Stars – Senior Black (level 6)
  • Infinity Allstars – Royals (level 6)

2022:

  • Brandon All-Stars – Senior Black (Small Coed 6)
  • Top Gun All Stars – TGLC (Large Coed 6)
  • Twist & Shout – Diamonds (Extra Small Coed 6)
  • Cheer Extreme – Frost (U17 level 2)
  • Cheer Extreme – Youth Elite (Youth level 5)
  • Zodiac All Stars – Shadow (U19 level 1) The first ever international team (they are based in England) to win the Triple Crown!
  • San Antonio Spirit – Team Daisy (Youth level 1)
  • Cheer Extreme – SJX (Junior Coed 6)
  • NFINITIE All Stars – Code Black (Senior level 3)
  • Extreme All Stars – X5 (Senior Coed level 5)

Are you confused about the “U17” and “U19” division names? Read about the new division names here: IASF Announces Changes To Worlds 2021 & New Division Names

Another way to compete – the Triple Crown Points Race

Even if a team hasn’t won all three competitions, they can still win the “Triple Crown Points Race” title.

The top 5 teams in each division at Cheersport, NCA, and UCA are awarded different points. These are based on their competition placement: 

1st place: 2 500 points

2nd place: 2 000 points

3rd place: 1 500 points

4th place: 1 000 points

5h place: 500 points

After UCA, the team with the highest amount of points will win the Triple Crown Points Race in their level!


Want to learn more about other cheerleading competitions? Check out some of our other competition guides:


Disclaimer: this article is not official information from Varsity Brands. Visit their website for official information.

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