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Sparky Qualifies for UCA National Mascot Championship

December 5, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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List of Finalists for UCA National Mascot Championship
UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship Information

Liberty mascot Sparky has been invited to compete at the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) & Universal Dance Association (UDA) College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship, which will be held in mid-January.

Sparky finished seventh among 25 entries for Division IA mascots (all top programs). The top 10 mascots in the country will compete at the event, which will take place from Jan. 18-20 at the Walt Disney World Resort® in Orlando, Fla., and will be featured on ESPN.

The UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship is the most prestigious college cheerleading championship in the country.

Joining Sparky at the competition will be Ohio State's "Brutus Buckeye", Minnesota's "Goldy Gopher", Colorado's "Chip", Auburn's "Aubie", Tennessee's "Smokey", Penn State's "Nittany Lion", Washington's "Harry", Wisconsin's "Bucky Badger", Oklahoma's "Boomer" and Louisiana State's "Mike the Tiger".

Sparky first appeared at the national championship in 2016, where he won the Open Mascot division as a newcomer in 2016. He also appeared at the competition in 2017.