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Starlings National Championship

Starlings National Championship 2018

Each year, Starlings from all over the country flock to San Diego County to get to know their fellow Starlings and to test their skills against each other in the National Championship. This year's event, which began with an Opening Ceremony on June 21st and continued with three days of competition from June 22-24, featured a record 121 teams from approximately 40 Starlings clubs.

 

 

the 2018 winners

After hard-fought competition, the winning teams from the 2018 Starlings National Championship were:

18s Division

  • Indianapolis 18– Gold champion
  • Shonto 18- Silver Champion
  • Omaha Shannon – Bronze champion
  •   San Benito PBAA 18- Copper Champion
  • City of LA 18-2 18- Flight 1 Division Champion
  • San Diego City Rachelle 18- Flight 2 Division Champion
  • Bakersfield 18- Flight 3 Champion

16s Division

  • Shonto 16- Gold Champion  
  • Omaha Erin 16- Silver Champion
  • South Central 16- Bronze Champion
  • Omaha Jamie 16- Copper Champion
  • Palmdale 2– Copper champion
  • Cedar Rapids 16- Flight 1 Division
  • Saddleback 16- Flight 3 Champion

14s Division

  • City of LA 14-1- Gold Champion
  • Dallas 14- Silver Champion
  •  4 Corners 14-2-  Bronze Champion
  • Clairemont 14- Copper Division
  •  San Diego Navajo Nichole 14- Flight 1 Champion
  •  South Central 14- Flight 2 Champion
  • Eastlake Rocco 14- Flight 3 Champion
  • Palmdale 14-2 14- Flight 4 Division

12s Division

  •  Shonto 12- Gold Champion
  • 4 Corners 12- Silver Champion
  •  Salton Sea 12-  Bronze Champion

Starlings Clubs Competing in 2018 Nationals

Austin Starlings, Bakersfield Starlings,  Cedar Rapids Starlings, Central Valley Starlings, City of Los Angeles, Clairemont Starlings, Dallas Starlings, Eagle Rock Starling ,  Eastlake, Madison Starlings,  Mission Bay Starlings, Mtn Empire, Nashville Starlings, Nestor Starlings, Oceanside,  Omaha Starlings, Palmdale Starlings, Ridgecrest Starlings, Saddleback, Salton Sea Starlings, San Benito Starlings, San Diego City, San Diego Navajo, San Fernando, Shonto, Spring Valley, Starling South Central, Starlings Oak Hill, Starlings RB, Starlings San Gabriel, Starlings South Mountain, Starlings VBC Indy,  Starlings High Desert, Starlings4corners,  Starlings-Cudahy, Tehachapi Starlings, TIJUANA, Toledo Starlings, Tuba City Starlings, Watsonville

Crowd on bleachers at Starlings National event

2018 Literary/Art Contest winners

  • Shi'Shon Bitsoie, Shonto Starlings
  • Bridget Buettner, Mission Bay Starlings
  • Katelin Ho, San Gabriel Starlings
  • Victoria Hwang, San Gabriel Starlings
  • Maya Loper, Eastlake Starlings
  • Elizabeth Murray, Navajo San Diego Starlings
  • Katelynn Ngo, San Gabriel Starlings
  • Megan Small, Ridgecrest Starlings
  • Kaylie Stromsodt, Starlings Oak Hills
  • Lily Tran, Mission Bay Starlings

 

2018 Spirit Award winners

  • Sara Sagues- Austin Starlings
  • Olivia Rogers- Cedar Rapids Starlings
  • Andrea Jacinto- Central Valley Starlings
  • Allison Nishi- City of Los Angeles
  • Ellie Zerr- Clairemont Starlings
  • Miranda Campos- Cudahy
  • Jordan Bruscato- Dallas Starlings
  • Camryn Anderson- Eastlake
  • Matejka Abeita- Four Corners
  • Kaitlyn Stangle- High Desert
  • Dia Freeman- Indy
  • Esther Wolobah- Madison Starlings
  • Claire Gianola- Mission Bay Starlings
  • Rose Buehl- Mtn Empire
  • Princess Salifo- Nashville Starlings
  • Nayeli Medina- Nestor Starlings
  • McKenna Lindsay- Oak Hills
  • Kelany Pham- Oceanside
  • Cecelia Leger- Omaha Starlings
  • Ayjah Landers- Palmdale Starlings
  • Shannon Zabaco- Rancho Bernardo
  • Delaney Glen- Ridgecrest Starlings
  • Kiara Donaldson- Saddleback
  • Priscilla Lopez- Salton Sea Starlings
  • Ashley Noble- San Benito Starlings
  • Giselle Pacheco- San Diego City
  • Lilly Hubbell- San Diego Navajo
  • Ana Jurado- San Gabriel
  • Kiki Maiva- Shonto
  • Madison Lopez- South Central LA
  • Ashley Williams- South Mountain
  • Andrea Flores- Spring Valley
  • Adriana De Jesus Serrano- Toledo Starlings
  • Camille Secretero- Tuba City Starlings
  • Ceci Salado- Watsonville

 

 

 

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the 2017 winners

After hard-fought competition, the winning teams from the 2017 Starlings National Championship were:

18s Division

  • Cudahy Black – Gold champion
  • SD Navajo Dennis – Silver champion
  • Tehachapi – Bronze champion
  • Palmdale – Copper champion

16s Division

  • Tuba City Barlow – Gold champion
  • Omaha – Silver champion
  • Palmdale 1 – Bronze champion
  • Palmdale 2 – Copper champion
  • Tehachapi – Flight 1 Division champion
  • COLA 3 – Flight 2 Division champion

14s Division

  • Shonto – Gold champion
  • San Benito Tom – Silver champion
  • SD Navajo Ken – Bronze champion
  • Palmdale 2 – Copper champion
  • Palmdale 1 – Flight 1 Division champion
  • SD Navajo Lisa – Flight 2 Division champion
  • Eastlake Sophia – Flight 3 Division champion

12s Division

  • Brevard County – Gold champion
  • Nestor – Silver champion
  • Tuba City – Bronze champion

2017 Spirit Award winners

  • Abby Brueck - Austin
  • Shamiah Richardson - Brevard County
  • Ily Attinger - Clairemont
  • Kiana Wilcher - Columbia
  • Noelle Simpson - COLA
  • Sofia Addario - Eastlake
  • Chayla Holder - Indianapolis
  • Sonya Cayetano - Mission Bay
  • Kennedy McCaskey - Mobile
  • Bailey Wilcox - Navajo
  • Annisa Ramirez - Nestor
  • Grace Bergevin - Oak Hills
  • Samantha Garcia - Oceanside
  • Adi Schramm - Omaha
  • Salma Fawzi - Palmdale
  • Caroline Pillars - Ridgecrest
  • Malea Weakland - San Diego City
  • Tynisha Clitso - Shonto
  • Kaila Garcia - South Central LA

Dancing at the Opening Ceremony


... and a little more dancing