Viking Cheer Squad Takes Spartan Invitational Title

Posted January 20, 2017


Marshall, Mo. (January 20, 2017)- The Missouri Valley College cheerleading squad opened its 2017 competition season at the Missouri Baptist University Spartan Invitational in St. Louis, Mo., Friday evening.  The Vikings finished as the cheer division champions, earning a score of 79.3.


The Vikings competed for the first time this season, and put together an impressive performance.  Two judges scored the cheer event.  The first judge awarded Missouri Valley with a score of 86.6, the best of any team competing by over seven points.  The second judge award the Vikings a score of 78, also the best of any team by three points.


Missouri Valley finished with an average score of 82.3, but received a three-point deduction to their score.  The Vikings finished with a total score of 79.3, taking the team championship.  Placing second at the event was Concordia (Mich.) University with a score of 72.65.


Next up for the Missouri Valley cheerleading squad is the Sterling (Kan.) College Invite, Friday, Jan. 20, in Sterling, Kan.




Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 30 academic programs, study abroad program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, criminal justice and exercise science. Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit


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