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04/13/21 – Competitive Cheer Region Information

April 13, 2021 Cheer Blog Updates


Regional instructions for 2021 Competitive Cheer managers, teams and fans have been posted to the KHSAA website. A link is also provided below for you.

At the regional competitions, in order to accommodate larger competitions and the need for social distancing among spectators and eliminate mass gatherings, no regional trophies and awards presentation will be made but those earned trophies will be given to the teams upon arrival at the state championship. Due to capacity restrictions, it is important to note that for 2021 ONLY, each squad will be limited to a maximum of two (2) alternates and a maximum of two (2) coaches. Any additional team members will be required to purchase a ticket through GoFan.  

Regional Time Schedules have also been posted for each region. 

Regions 1-2 Time Schedule

Regions 3-4 Time Schedule

Regions 5-6 Time Schedule

Regions 7-8 Time Schedule

With the exception of the Game Day division, a maximum of the top two finishers in each division from each cheer region will advance to the state championships. Due to a significantly larger number of Game Day declarations, qualifiers for that division were prorated to determine the number of squads qualifying for the state championship. After reviewing the declarations/withdrawals, this chart illustrates the updated number of squads per division and per region that will qualify for state competition:


Region* All-Girls Small – minimum 5, maximum of 15 All-Girls Medium – minimum 16, maximum of 19 All-Girls Large – minimum 20, maximum of 23 All-Girls Super – minimum 24, maximum of 30 Coed Division – 1 or more boys, minimum 5, maximum of 30 Game Day – minimum 5, maximum of 30
R1 1 1 1 0 2 2
R2 2 1 2 0 2 7
R3 2 1 1 1 1 3
R4 2 2 2 0 1 2
R5 2 2 1 0 1 2
R6 2 1 2 1 2 3
R7 1 1 1 0 0 2
R8 1 2 0 2 0 2
  13 11 10 4 9 23

*Those regions qualifying only one squad had only one declared squad.

The following is the schedule and manager contact information for each region:


Cheer Regions




Manager Email


Bowling Green

April 17

Steve Dotson



April 17

Robert Vinegar


Pulaski County

May 1

Sherry Pardue


Breathitt County

May 1

Jeff Huffman

The 2021 KHSAA State Cheer Championships will be held on May 13-14 at George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester. In the coming weeks, a finalized detailed time schedule will be developed for the state championships. 



About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 284 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches, and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.


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