The D2 Summit 2018
Held at Walt Disney World® Resort’s ESPN Wide World of Sports May 11-13, The D2 Summit, is the season-capping goal for many competitive all star teams. Only the top 10% of teams in any given division earn a bid to compete at this prestigious event. The D2 Summit included performances in the newly opened Arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, which officially opened in January, and is the first facility in the world built specifically for cheer and dance competitions. The 2018 D2 Summit showcased more than 1,000 teams from across the United States.
“Teams competing at The D2 Summit must receive a bid at a prior competition to be eligible to participate,” says Brian Elza, Co-General Manager and Vice President of Sales for Varsity All Star, which is comprised of multiple all star competition brands under the Varsity Spirit umbrella. “That’s what makes The D2 Summit so rewarding for the competitors. If they don’t climb their way to the top throughout their season, they won’t make it to The Summit.”
All star cheerleading is a discipline of cheerleading that is open to all ages and skill levels. “We like to think of All Star cheerleading as the most inclusive sport available to young athletes. The D2 Summit provides a place for all of them to shine,” adds Tres LeTard, Co-General Manager and Vice President of Operations for Varsity All Star.
Idaho Cheer’s teams represented our state proudly. Idaho Cheer had a record for our state and qualified 5 teams to compete at the 2018 D2 Summit. Our of those 5 teams we had 4 teams qualify for Finals.
Idaho Cheer Emeralds MS2 put on an amazing performance, and were crowned as the first ever Summit Champions from our state. Idaho Cheer Obsidian MSC4 earned a second place finish with a jaw dropping routine in the iconic HP FieldHouse Arena. Idaho Cheer Diamonds SJ3 placed 11th in the Nation out of 101 teams competing in their division at the D2 Summit. Idaho Cheer Topaz SY2 placed 8th in the Nation out of 84 teams competing in their division at the D2 Summit. Idaho Cheer Tanzanite SJ2 placed 28th out of 105 teams competing in their division at the D2 Summit
Some fun Summit Odds information by Cheer Updates:
A total of 1,241 D2 SUMMIT BIDS were awarded during the 2017-2018 cheer season. Of those bids, the following wild card, at large, and full paid bids were awarded:
170 PAID D2 SUMMIT BIDS
584 AT LARGE D2 SUMMIT BIDS
487 WILD CARD BIDS
Approximately 12,000 teams competed for 1,241 bids at Varsity competitions throughout the 2017-2018 cheer season. Therefore, only 10.3% of teams were talented enough to earn a bid to the D2 Summit!
In the Wild Card Round of the D2 Summit, only 1st and 2nd place will move forward to Finals and 3rd place will move to Semi-Finals (large divisions will add more) from the 22 divisions in the Wild Card Round. Only 8.4% of the Wild Card teams will advance to Sunday’s Finals and only 4.3% of the Wild Card Teams will advance to Saturday’s Semi-Final round.
And in Semi-Finals, only the top 5-14 teams will advance to Finals on Sunday at the D2 Summit (based on the size of your division). Your chances of moving to Finals on average is 38.1%.
And if you reach the peak, and become a D2 Summit Champion, the average odds of winning your division among your fellow competitors at the D2 Summit are only 2.7%!!
But when you go back to the beginning when approximately 12,000 teams competed for a D2 Summit Bid, YOUR ODDS OF WINNING THE D2 SUMMIT ARE ONLY 0.26%!!!
SUMMIT BID REVEAL
We are thrilled to announce that Idaho Cheer Tanzanite is going to The D2 Summit on a full paid bid! Not only did they have the highest level 2 score, but also earned the HIGHEST SCORE of the ENTIRE event! We are over the moon proud of these hardworking ladies and their passionate coaches. That makes a grand total of FIVE teams from Idaho Cheer attending the D2 Summit!
THE AMERICAN CELEBRATION
March 23-24, 2017
The Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT
What an incredible weekend in Portland. Our teams were among the TOP SCORES at the entire event D1&D2, and it was so gratifying to see all of our hard work pay off. Our athletes have been working hard all season, and have continued to up their difficulty all season, while also pushing to perfect technique. We were so proud to see so many ZERO deduction routines, and we were also excited about the new jackets! What was most fun is having our whole All Star program there to cheer each other on, and to celebrate each team's success. We have THE BEST fans!
Citrine: 🥈 SILVER CHAMPS 🥇 Tiny Level 1, ABSOLUTE ZERO
Amethyst:🥇 NATIONAL CHAMPS Mini Level 1, ABSOLUTE ZERO, UNDEFEATED SEASON
Topaz: 🥇 NATIONAL CHAMPS Youth Level 2, ABSOLUTE ZERO
Jade: NATIONAL CHAMPS Junior Level 1, ABSOLUTE ZERO
Tanzanite: 🥇 NATIONAL CHAMPS Junior Level 2, 🏆 Level 2 GRAND CHAMPS & 🏆 EVENT GRAND CHAMPS
Diamonds: 🥇 NATIONAL CHAMPS Junior Level 3, 🏆 GRAND CHAMPS for Level 3, ABSOLUTE ZERO,🏅Judge's Choice for WOW factor
Emeralds: 🥇 NATIONAL CHAMPS Senior Level 2, ZERO deductions Day 2
Obsidian: 🥇 NATIONAL CHAMPS Senior Coed Level 4, Level 4 GRAND CHAMPS, Zero deductions for Day 2, At Large Bid to the D2 Summit
NCA All Star Nationals
We traveled to Dallas, Texas for the largest regular season event in the Nation. There were 1320 teams from 9 countries and 39 states in attendance. Over 23,000 athletes and 2600 coaches competed at this prestigious event. Obsidian hit zero both days and put on a stunning performance on Day 2 that made us burst with joy. They represented Idaho so well, and came home with a PROUD 2nd Place in a deep and highly competitive division. We had an amazing weekend and are beyond proud of these hard working athletes.
USA: Utah Classic
South Jordan, Utah
🥇Topaz: 1st Place Youth Level 2 & 💰 PAID BID to US Finals
🥇Amethyst: 1st Place Mini Level 1, Hit ZERO
🥇Jade: 1st Place Junior Level 1, Hit ZERO
🥈Citrine: 2nd Place Tiny Level 1
BID REVEAL: February 5, 2018
We are thrilled to announce that Idaho Cheer Topaz is going to Summit! These hardworking athletes are showing us that they can hang with the best, and we are super proud of them. We can't wait to see the shine in Florida! How great is their reaction to the news? Those smiles are the best prize we could ever win!
BID REVEAL: January 29, 2018
We are so proud that Idaho Cheer Emeralds have earned a FULL PAID BID to the D2 Summit. After an amazing weekend, this hardworking team deserves all the success they are enjoying.
ATC: International Championships
🥇Emeralds: 1st, Level 2 Grand Champs, hit zero day 2 & 💰 PAID BID TO D2 Summit
🥈Tanzanite: 2nd and hit zero both days
Diamonds: 5th, hit zero day 2
D2 PROGRAM AWARD
program with the highest combined score, top 3 scores from each program used.
3P COMPS: CHEER EXPLOSION
Garnets- overall performance
Crystals- top technique
Citrines- 1st Place tiny l1
Amethyst- 1st Place Mini L1
Jade- 1st Place Junior l1
Topaz- 1st Place Youth L2 & Grand Champs
Tanzanite- 1st Place Junior L2
Diamonds- 1st Place junior l3
Emeralds- 1st Place Senior L2 & Grand Champs
Obsidian- 1st Place senior Coed l4
SUMMIT BID REVEAL
We brought our entire All Star program in on Monday, December 4 to celebrate their amazing weekend. We are so proud of the hard work our athletes and coaches have put in. We knew that our teams were in the running for bids, but we never know exactly if what we did was enough to clinch that prestigious invitation. We are thrilled to be the first gym in Idaho to earn Summit bids this season, starting the season off with invitations to take three teams to The D2 Summit. Emeralds Medium Senior 2, Diamonds Small Junior 3 and Obsidian Small Senior Coed 4 have earned the honor to compete with the best in the country at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Center, at Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida in May of 2018. Let the planning begin!
JAMZ IDAHO DIAMOND STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Citrines- 1st Place, Tiny l1
Amethyst- 1st Place , Mini l1 & Level Champions (high score level 1)
Jade- 1st Place Junior l1 & Judges Choice : Best Stunt Sequence
Topaz- 1st Place Youth L2
Tanzanite- 1st Place Junior L2 & Level Champions (high score level 2)
Diamonds- 1st Place junior l3, Level Champions (high score level 3) & event Grand Champions (event high score)
Emeralds- 1st Place Senior L2
Obsidian- 2nd Place Senior Coed l4
Idaho Cheer- Program Champions- highest cumulative score based on 3 highest scoring teams
December 2-3, 2017
The Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR
What an incredible weekend in Portland. Our teams were among the TOP SCORES at the entire event, and it was so gratifying to see all of our hard work pay off. Many of our athletes earned their first ever jackets, and the highlight of our weekend were the tears of joy and the elated hugs between teammates. We received so many compliments from other coaches, parents, event staff and facility staff on our teams. Keep working hard Idaho Cheer, the work is worth it!
Amethyst:🥇 NATIONAL CHAMPS Mini Level 1, Level 1 GRAND CHAMPS, GOLD PAID BID to US FINALS, Bid to Aloha Hawaii, ABSOLUTE ZERO, 🏅Judge's Choice for Fantastic Tumbling
Topaz: 🥇 NATIONAL CHAMPS Youth Level 2, Bid to Aloha Hawaii, 2nd Highest Level 2 Score of the Event
Jade: 🥈 SILVER CHAMPS Junior Level 1, ABSOLUTE ZERO
Tanzanite: 🥇 NATIONAL CHAMPS Junior Level 2, Bid to Aloha Hawaii, ABSOLUTE ZERO, 3rd Highest Level 2 Score of the entire event, 🏅Judge's Choice for Top Transitions
Diamonds: 🥇 NATIONAL CHAMPS Junior Level 3, 🏆 GRAND CHAMPS for Level 3, GOLD PAID BID to US Finals, Bid to Aloha Hawaii, ABSOLUTE ZERO, At Large Bid to the D2 Summit, 🏅Judge's Choice for Best Tumbling
Emeralds: 🥇 NATIONAL CHAMPS Senior Level 2, Level 2 GRAND CHAMPS, GOLD PAID BID to US FINALS, Bid to Aloha Hawaii, At Large Bid to the D2 Summit
Obsidian: 🥇 NATIONAL CHAMPS Senior Coed Level 4, Level 4 GRAND CHAMPS, GOLD PAID BID to US FINALS, Bid to Aloha Hawaii, At Large Bid to the D2 Summi