Icu 2016

Discussion in 'International Cheerleading' started by iinaa, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. a_cheer_leaderxo

    a_cheer_leaderxo I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    Waking up to find Team England had got two Bronze medals was amazing, so happy for them and so proud of their progression from last year. They just keep improving!

     
  2. iinaa

    iinaa They call me Susie

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    Happy for Finland, silver and bronze in both cheer divisions.

    Results and points top 3 premium divisions:

    Premium coed:
    1. USA 743,5
    2. Chinese Taipei 678,5
    3. Finland 673

    Premium all-girl:
    1. USA 714
    2. Finland 665,5
    3. Norway 663
     
  3. livewithnoregrets

    livewithnoregrets Last Pass... on International Open 1

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    I was told once you were in premier you couldn't switch ( or at least that's what I was told when I asked a very good source why Canada didn't go back to elite) .
    They only placed 7th so I can't see how it was worth it to switch
     
  4. WinstonsGirl

    WinstonsGirl I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    Canada also dominated Elite, in a way that many countries couldn't catch, especially since Elite is considered more of the entry level for ICU. We were told to get out and move up, and after 5 (6??) straight wins, I agree.
     
  5. russmin

    russmin I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    I think they rule was that you could only have a team either on elite or premier not both so Canada made the choice to stay in premier


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  6. WinstonsGirl

    WinstonsGirl I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    The year we switched, we had 4 teams, one in each division. We were definitely asked to leave the Elite division

    ETA - As for rules this year, I'm not sure about the number of teams
     
  7. russmin

    russmin I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    Hmm I see. I understand the rule but I just don't really think of elite as a lower version of premier.. Level 5&6 are just different beasts to me
     
  8. WinstonsGirl

    WinstonsGirl I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    In AS, yes they are, but the rules in ICU are not quite the same as AS 5/6. That's just the best corresponding level for Elite/Premier, based on major skills. In ICU, Elite is seen as a more beginner level versus Premier which is the harder/more established teams division.
     
  9. Helen uk uni cheer

    Helen uk uni cheer When all else fails.... I shimmy

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    I think I saw a rule saying if you win elite this year next ICU the country must move up to premier
     
  10. Nikaa

    Nikaa Slow your roll, Sparkle. Bracket Winner

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    They annocued next year we will have some new categories. Anyone know which ones?
     
  11. WinstonsGirl

    WinstonsGirl I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    I haven't heard anything yet, but I wonder if they're going to bring group/partner stunting back?? Though I think they had to get rid of it in order to fall in line with other guidelines to set the stage for the Olympics (in 20??)
     
  12. Nvdw

    Nvdw I make my own voiceovers

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    I think I read somewhere that paracheer will be an official division in ICU worlds next year. Other than that, not sure if there will be other categories.
     
  13. DancerDude0118

    DancerDude0118 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    You'd have to win it a good few times (not sure whether consecutively) in order to be forced into the Premier division. If your statement were true, team New Zealand wouldn't have been allowed to compete in the coed elite division this year as they had won last year (and the year before too, I think?). Canada won something like 5 times or whatever which is why they only compete in Premier now.

    Yes, those divisions were removed because group/partner stunts were too similar to acrobatic gymnastics. If cheer ever does become a sport at the Olympics, it would be at least 10 Olympics from now... for starters they're not even under F.I.G., which already has a queue, with power tumbling, acrobatics, aerobics etc., waiting to enter the Olympics.

    The other alternative is to have ICU as the main governing body for cheerleading internationally (which is sort of is now)... so be its own federation. The problem is even the so called "World Championships" for cheer are being held at the same location every year, true WCs are hosted by a different nation/city every year.

    USASF can still have the Cheerleading Worlds(club teams), but it shouldn't be associated with an actual World Championships(country teams). Most countries' governing body for cheerleading aren't even funded or recognised by their respective ministry of sports... you can call me a pessimist, but I don't actually think cheer will make the Olympics, at least not in my lifetime (I really would be thrilled to be proven wrong though).
     
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  14. WinstonsGirl

    WinstonsGirl I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    Very much agree with you about the Olympics thing, hence why I posted 20??. ;) There are too many other issues surrounding cheer to make it there any time soon, including the lack of countries participating in ICU and the dominance of the USA in the sport. There was even talk of hockey getting pulled cos Canada was so dominant a few years ago, but other countries have begun to catch up. You're not a pessimist about this, I think more a realist based on facts and what is required to get a sport into the Olympics.

    ETA - If the Paracheer division is true, I would be very excited about that. Anything to get more people involved, and I've been watching them for a few years now. They do a great job
     
  15. Miialovescheer

    Miialovescheer I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    Juniors will be able to comptete but not sure if its next year or the year after. They are also getting semis. so one day semis next day finals. not sure if its next year though.