Dates & Location
In order to qualify for the Mid American Pompon State Championships, each Middle School & High School level team must earn a qualifying score at a Mid American Regional Competition. Collegiate teams are invited to perform at Regional Competitions, but they are automatically qualified for State Championships.
The “qualifying score” is predetermined as a set percentage of the total possible points, and this percentage is different depending upon the level of the competing team. Middle School & Junior Varsity Teams must earn at least 70% of the total possible points to qualify for State Championships. Varsity teams must earn at least 75% of the total possible points to qualify.
At the State Championships, varsity teams compete within divisions that are determined by the size of the team’s school (Class A being the largest, Class C/D being the smallest). In the event that one of these division contains a large number of teams, the Class will be further broken down into Divisions based on each team’s Regional score. For instance, Class A Varsity teams can either qualify into Class A Division II (teams receiving 75-79% of the total possible points at Regional Competition) or Class A Division I (teams receiving 79.5% or more of the total possible points at Regional Competition.
Middle School & Junior Varsity levels include a Division I & II at State Championships, but these levels are not broken down by school size. Therefore, all Middle School – aged teams will compete in either Middle School Division I or Middle School Division II, and all Junior Varsity Teams will follow the same structure. These divisions are determined by Regional scores. Division II for JV & Middle School is comprised of Middle School & JV teams receiving 70-74% of the total possible points at Regional Competition, and Division I will be comprised of teams scoring above 74.5% of the total possible points at Regional Competition. Collegiate level teams compete against each other and are not broken down into any subsequent categories.