The results are in! The winner of the ESPN Cheer On Your Disney Side contest is – Rutgers University!
Over 47,000 votes were cast, and the Scarlet Knights have been chosen as the cheer and dance squad winner in the ESPN Cheer on Your Disney Side competition sponsored by ESPN, in a partnership with Disney Parks and Varsity Spirit.
College teams from across the country submitted routines choreographed to one of four Disney Parks inspired songs. Four finalists were selected by a panel of judges; Auburn University, Louisiana State University (LSU), Rutgers University and Santa Monica College. Rutgers will be announced as the winner on ESPN during the network’s pre-game coverage of the College Football Playoff National Championship.
The Scarlet Knight dance squad takes home a $100,000 grant from ESPN and a team trip to Walt Disney World Resort.
The Knights winning routine was inspired by “it’s a small world” and featured team members dressed as their favorite Disney princesses. Lacking energy and enthusiasm, the Scarlet Knight brings the princesses together to inspire the squad and bring back their spirit.