State spirit: Ponderosa ties record with 12th title; tracking all champions

DENVER — Tracking the champions at the 2019 state spirit championships, in all divisions and all classifications.

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Photos of each championship and runner-up team are available here.


State spirit

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Ponderosa captured the state championship in 4A poms Saturday night, and in the process became of the winningest spirit programs in Colorado history.

The Mustangs, who won the competition at the Denver Coliseum with a score of 94.64, earned their 12th spirit state championship to tie Grandview High School in first place all-time.

Erie finished second with a score of 93.78, followed by Standley Lake (93.34), Roosevelt (93.20), Mullen (92.26) and Wheat Ridge (92.08).

In 5A, Cherry Creek repeated as state champions with a score of 94.64. It marked the eighth spirit state championship for the Bruins, who have won the competition in four of the last five years.

Rock Canyon (94.00) finished in second place, while Grandview finished third with a score of 93.52.

Aspen won its first-ever spirit state championship with a win in the 3A classification. The Skiers scored posted a score of 92.50 to finish ahead of second-place Skyview Academy (91.22).

In 2A, Limon (92.44) won championship over Hotchkiss (91. 78). It was the third overall spirit title for Limon and its first since 2008.


State spirit

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Eaglecrest took the top spot in the 5A classification. The Raptors earned a top score of 91.80, followed by Rock Canyon in second place (89.25) and Grandview in the third place (88.88).

In 4A, Erie won the state championship for the second-straight year with a score 91.22. Ponderosa was second (89.58) and Roosevelt finished third (82.28).

Prospect Ridge won the 3A state title with a score of 77.57 to finish ahead of James Irwin (75.25) and Gunnison (70.98).

Front Range Christian won the 2A championship (82.60) by finishing ahead of Highland (79.75) and Cheyenne Wells (78.45).

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State spirit

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ThunderRidge captured the 5A championship for the second-straight season after posting a score of 93.57. Mountain Vista (85.62) finished in second place, followed closely by Legacy (85.47). Vista Ridge (84.00) finished fourth.

Thompson Valley won the 4A championship with a score of 88.90. Golden (85.03) finished second, followed by Pueblo West (72.80) and Woodland Park (72.08).

Coal Ridge captured the 2A/3A title, with a score of 90.43. Bayfield (65.53) was second, Alamosa (61.32) was third, and DSST: Byers was fourth (60.92).


State spirit

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Cherokee Trail won the state championship with a score of 95.58. Mountain Vista (94.76) finished second, followed closely by Valor Christian (94.74).


State spirit

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Eaglecrest won its second championship of the evening, and 11th overall, with its win in hip-hop. The Raptors finished with a score of 94.42. Fruita Monument (93.48) finished second, followed by the 2018 champion, Broomfield (93.26).

Game Day

State spirit

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Valor Christian High School won the first 4A/5A state championship in the game day discipline with score of 97.37. The Eagles edged out Smoky Hill, which finished second with a score of 97.03.

Cherry Creek finished third after posting a score of 91.07, followed by fourth-place Castle View (90.25) and fifth-place Regis Jesuit (88.82).

Strasburg won the first 2A/3A state championship with a score of 86.07.

Bishop Machebeuf finished second (84.45), followed by Lutheran (79.22), Swink (78.10) and Ft. Lupton (75.13).