Have been watching the whole weekend, some standouts for me:
Leander was about as good as it gets, obviously an A show but a really really really good one. Their 99.4 broke the Scholastic A record which was a 98.85 from 2000 and is the 3rd highest recorded score in WGI history. Last 99+ was in 2014 from Onyx. Some of the most confident rifle work I've seen all weekend.
Marian Catholic, Decatur Central, and Green hope were all fantastic as well.
AA Stagg was small and mighty defined, eight or nine members and super exposed but so confident and clean. Nice!
Flushing had a cute little ugly duckling show, Creep worked super well for that.
Didn't get to see a ton here, but the Pacificaires were just pure and beautiful.
Park Vista was SO powerful, incredible message and makes you really think about the way were are taught in school and some of the really messed up (if you agree with their message) contradictions in our society. And they looked SO confident.
Eastlake was SO fun! Their graffiti show is one of my favorites across any class, the flag feature on the ladders? WOW!
I loved the All By Myself portion of West Shore School Districts show, and same.
LOVED Fishers music from the movie Swiss Army Man, really relaxing and pure show.
Really enjoyed Cleveland's Joan of Arc show.
Klein Oak was last years A champion, this years show as a lot like that. Pure and clean and beautiful.
Only got to see the top few groups here but UCF Pegasus Open and CGT Denton, WOW! So confident and interesting like their world class brethren. Two different beasts performed so well.
Northview's show is super fun, really like the way they use the different tarps on their stools. Neat.
The ovations that Stoneman Douglas get are everything that's right with the activity. So heartwarming. And they're good too, there is a super cool toss sequence towards the end of their show that is insane! At least to my untrained guard eye.
Tarpon Springs equipment ability is insane, can see a lot of Blue Stars guard in what they do since they share Shapiro.
Shenendehowa is really intriguing, that flag feature on their spinning platform is super cool.
WEST BROWARD! SO FUN! Their Downtown show is easily one of my favorites, attitude, confidence, roller skates, and super cool tosses galore. Such an entertaining and fun show from them!
Flanagan is stronger than they've been since they won a few times, really nice show. The interaction with the props, especially with the flag work is super cool!
Carmel is so quirky and weird and I love that about their show, it's such a nice contrast to two super understated shows currently sharing the medal podium.
Interplay is very thought provoking and relevant right now, beautiful show.
Bluecoats Indoor reminds me a lot of their drum corps in the summer. Loud, bombastic, exciting, entertaining, and just impossible for me not to love. They look like they're having an absolute blast out there.
I love Fantasia's Judy Garland show, just super pretty.
I really enjoy AMPs Godfather show, super exciting.
I enjoy Etude a lot as well, enthralling and I love the GOT music from a very exciting episode.
CGT DALLAS! SO exciting and entertaining, easily a fan favorite and one of my favorites since I've started following the activity two years ago. It's never perfect from the sheer amount of tosses and things attempted, but they're really close to knocking on the door of a medal with a strong performance. Just absolutely enthralling watching them attempt that.
The top is so tight with three super different shows! Blessed Sacrament is very pure and technical, Pride of Cincinnati is pure and understated grace, and Paramount is so unusual and exciting! All three could win and all three are great. Excited to see who claims it!