Midwest National

2/22/20 – 2/23/20
Columbus, Ohio

About the Midwest National Championship

The COA Midwest National Championship is held at the newly renovated and extraordinary Greater Columbus Convention Center, located in the heart of the Short North Arts District in downtown Columbus – home to hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions all within easy walking distance! With multiple performance halls, innovative awards and superstar production, this is a COA tradition you won’t want to miss. Bids to the 2020 World Championships, The Summit, and The U.S. Finals will be awarded, and all division winners will take home the coveted COA National Champion jacket!

Championship Info


In an effort to conserve resources, we will not be providing printed schedules for spectators at
this event. Please be sure to check out our mobile site at https://www.varsity.com/coa/midwestnationals/
for the event’s Performance Order. The final Performance Orders will be posted on
the event page on the Friday prior to the event.

Housing Information

This event is Stay Smart Tier 1
In Tier 1, housing is required for all teams. Please contact Team Travel Source our OFFICIAL Housing Partner for assistance with setting up a room block for your team. You can also contact Team Travel Source directly at their toll-free number 1-866-567-7075.


Each participant will receive a commemorative medal!
Each winning athlete will receive a Champion Jacket!
Each Champion Team will receive a Champion Banner!
Each 1st-5th All Star team will receive a trophy!
Each 6th & below place All Star team will receive a plaque!
Each 1st-5th Prep team will receive a medium plaque!
Each 6th & below place Prep team will receive a small plaque!
Each Novice team will receive a team plaque and athlete medals!

Join Band and Get Live Event Updates!

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  • Order of Competition
  • Real Time Scoring Updates
  • General Announcements
  • Photos and More…

Photography & Videotaping

For the safety and comfort of all attendees, no telephoto lenses over 200 MM are permitted.
Spectators are only permitted to take photos or videos from the VIP area of their
team/program after receiving permission from the Program Owner.

We will also have a professional photographer selling event photos!

Be A Fan Area

A VIP Area will be available for the fans of the team performing. The staff will monitor this area to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to utilize this space during each team’s performance. Please make sure you follow the flow of the space and move in and out quickly. Thank you for your cooperation in advance!


Plenty of concessions at the venue will be made available to all athletes and spectators. No outside food or beverage may be brought into the facility.

Social Media

Event updates and information, as well as fun posts and contests, will be ran throughout the
day on various forms of social media. We encourage you and your program to follow our social
media feeds!

Follow us on social media @COACheerAndDance
Official Event Hashtag: #COAMidwest


Strobe lights, fog and other special effects may be used in the production of this event.


Participants, coaches and spectators are not allowed to bring the following items into the

  • Outside food and beverage
  • Weapons (with or without a permit)
  • Alcohol
  • Tripods
  • Cameras
  • Pets (except approved medical use pets)
  • Posters/signage
  • Coolers/flasks
  • Laser pointer
  • Skateboards, roller skates, bikes, hover boards

Things to do in Columbus

Check out Visit Columbus for all the amazing things to see and do there! They have a complete
list of attractions and restaurants for you to explore during your stay!


Most importantly, we want to thank you for choosing to attend COA Midwest National Championship. We look forward to producing a super memorable experience for you, your teams and your spectators!

Worlds Bids

3 Paid Bids, 6 At-large Bids, 1 Global/Non-tumbling At-large Bid
One Paid Bid to the highest scoring Senior team (Excludes Senior Open)
One Paid Bid to the next highest scoring Senior or Senior Open team
One Paid Bid to the highest scoring bid eligible team (Excludes Global/Non-tumbling)

Two At-large Bids to the highest scoring Senior teams (Excludes Senior Open)
Three At-large Bids to the next highest scoring bid eligible teams (Excludes
One At-large Bid to the next highest scoring bid eligible team
One At-large Bid reserved for a Global/Non-tumbling team

Photo Gallery


Event Director