SoCal: Temecula Valley Bears Win the 2018 Pop Warner Cheer & Dance Championships

Temecula Edges Hillsborough Dukes in the National Championship in the Junior Varsity Division

The Temecula Valley Pop Warner Bears took home 3 trophies yesterday and were crowned National Champions in the Junior Varsity Division. This was the second year in a row that Temecula has won the Championship. The Cheer & Dance Championships completion brought together 400 plus teams competing this year.The Golden Bears edged Hillsborough Dukes 92.76% to 92.70% to capture the crown.

The Bears had the best overall score of all teams that competed. They won the Best Choreography, Highest Score and the National Championship.

This years Bears Team is coached by Kristin Juve, Jackie Stoner, Holly Cox, Starr Stackpole Allison Barcly, Jennifer Padgett and Patricia Mikkelsen.

The National Championship Junior Varsity Division Team consists of:

Leiana Abat-Rapada

Grace Barclay

Rylie Borge

Kiley Branum

Asha Cecena

Milan Colonna

Samantha Cox

Taylor Crawford

Abigale Elliott

Sienna Fergerson

Presley Ford

Emma Grimwade

Sydney Hayes

Candice Joelson

Jenna Juve

Calyn Kajula

Lillia Landsberger

Ella Lippen

Delanie Loveridge

Sybellen Loveridge

Morgan Mikkelsen

Bree Padgett

Sadie Rysewyk

Hunter Stackpole

Tatyana Stewart

Hailee Stoner

Amanda Teachenor

Sophia Valencia

Brooke Atencio

Aya Sabado

For a cheerleading or dance team, the difficult road to the National Championship is quite similar to that of the football teams. A spirit team has to showcase their best routine at the League Championship. The top two teams in each division advance to the Region Championships and then on to the Nationals.


Final Results-Junior Varsity

Temecula Valley Golden Bears 92.76% 1

Hillsborough Dukes 92.70% 2

Orangetown Patriots 91.46% 3

Milford Eagles 88.40% 4

Colonie Raiders 86.28% 5

Saugus Sachems 85.28% 6

Pacifica Tigersharks 84.60% 7

Methuen Rangers 83.92% 8

Cape Youth Tornadoes 83.82% 9

Creeks Outlaws 80.92% 10

Weston Warriors 80.88% 11

Blythe Hornets 75.76% 12

Photos by Scott Padgett