Hosting a World Championship connects to special hopes for the home team, that is no different with the 8th IFC Cheerleading World Championship on 21 and 22 November in Berlin’s Max-Schmeling-Halle. Germany did not win gold before, but took home three silver medals from Bangkok in 2013, more medals than ever before in a CWC.
14 teams compete for Germany this year, the host nation is involved in each of the ten championship categories. In Cheerleading Doubles „Ka-Ja“ from TV Zell at 12:15 p.m. (all times refer to Saturday’s starting order, on Sunday teams will compete according to the reverse order of their Saturday scores) will start Germany’s quest for medals. Team Germany 1 is to follow in the same category at 12:50: a pair representing Firestorm from Bremen.
Northern German cheerleaders are also the starters for the hosts in the first competition in Cheerleading Junior and fpr Cheerleading Small Groups: The 1. Hannoverscher Cheerleader Verein at 13:05 has the the honor kick off the first-ever Junior competition in an IFC Cheer World Championship. At 13:35 the Berlin Adler are first to perform in the Cheerleading Small Groups All Female category, followed by another team from Hannover at 13:42. In Cheerleading Small Groups Mixed Dynamo Rostock (14:35) and Stern Britz from Berlin (14:37) enter the mat back to back.
In Cheerdancing it is also a German side opening up the first-ever Junior World Chamcpionships, when the Junior Doubles of SC Unterbach performs at 14:57. In the adult’s competition a pair of United Cheer Sports Dortmund will represent Germany at 15:24. Dance Deluxe from TSV Rudow/Berlin is Germany’s trump for the Cheer Dance competition of larger groups: at 15:50 the junior team performs, at 16:00 the senior team – just ahead of defending champion Russia.
When the dance floor again has transformed to a cheerleading mat, the large cheerleading groups will enter the arena. The All Female team „The Wild Bunch“ from TSG Weinheim will be the last starter in their competition at 17:05. The two German Mixed teams were drawn for early spots in the starting order: at 17:20 it is the turn of Bremen Firebirds, immediately followed at 17:25 by a regional all-star team of Berlin, Brandenburg and Saxony.
At the very end there will be the performance of defending champion Japan. All German teams would be only too happy if they themselves could perform as late as possible on Sunday. Because this would indicate many scoring points had been gathered on Saturday and medal chances would rise.