The University of Minnesota Dance Team went to Nationals with one goal in mind – to come home with first place. They accomplished just that in the Pom division, placing first for the seventh consecutive year and remain the only school to win the national championship in the 1A Pom category. In 1A Jazz, the Gophers may be disappointed at not coming home with first place, they did place a very respectable second. The Gopher jazz performance has won five of the last seven national titles and placed second in 2015 and 2016. Click on the photos below to view pictures from the Best of the Best dance tournament.
Goldy Gopher also brought home the second place prize among mascots. Goldy is also a regular at the top of the leader board at Nationals and continues his strong performance.
In addition to the Gophers, the University of St. Thomas dance team place first in the Open Hip Hop division, their third consecutive victory at nationals.