LIVE BLOG: Battle In The Arena 2020

Some of the country's top tumbling athletes will go head-to-head tonight at the 2020 Battle In The Arena and showcase what they are most talented at! We are so excited to see the talent take the mat, so be sure to stay tuned to Varsity TV for Live coverage.

Athletes from all over the country submitted video entries for their chance at a spot on the big stage. Check out the selected athletes for Battle In The Arena 2020 HERE!

Here’s How It Works:

Athletes from four different divisions will be hitting the mat. The top athletes in each division will receive a medal, the chance to be featured in an exclusive shoe campaign, and contribute to the development of the next generation of Varsity Footwear!

40 athletes will be taking on four different divisions in tonight's competition. Senior Female, Senior Male, Junior, and Open athletes will all be taking the mat tonight at 7 PM CST! 

Four Divisions At Battle In The Arena 2020

Junior Athlete: Males and Females 13 years of age and under as of 3/1/2020

Senior Male: 14-18 years of age as of 3/1/2020

Senior Female: 14-18 years of age as of 3/1/2020

Open Athlete: Males and Females 19+ years of age as of 3/1/2020

It's going to be an eventful night, so check back for minute-by-minute updates of all the live action! 

Ready, Set, Tumble!

Time Update: 7:20 PM CST

The first round of tumblers had the Arena shocked as they kicked off the night with incredible skills! The Junior and Open division athletes are definitley making it hard on the judges tonight. 

Time Update: 7:30 PM CST

The finalist in the Junior Athlete and Open Athlete divisions have been announced! Here they are in no particular order.

Junior Athlete Finalist:

Aaliyah Adams – Mayfield

Sidney Sebok

Kayli Tancredi

Open Athlete Finalist:

Carlos Reyes

Miguel Morales

Robby Carmichael

Time Update: 7:45 PM CST

UP NEXT: Senior Male & Senior Female

WOW! The Senior Male and Senior Female athletes held nothing back as they took their shot at the next round of Battle In The Arena. We have an exciting and intense night ahead of us!

Time Update: 7:48 PM CST

The finalist in the Senior Female and Senior Male divisions have been named and the talent in these divisions is through the roof! Here are your finalist in no particular order:

Senior Female Finalist:

Kai Patterson

Kendall Frangiosa

Katie Evans

Senior Male Finalist:

Grant Joest

Joshua Hill

Caleb Alexander

Time Update: 7:50 PM CST

Kai Patterson showcased an incredibly strong pass in the final round!

Time Update: 7:55 PM CST

Grant Joest showed the Arena what beautiful tumbling looks like during his pass! 

Time Update: 8:00 PM CST

Up Next: The Results!

And the winners are...

Time Update: 8:05 PM CST

Junior Athlete:

Bronze - Sidney Sebok

Silver - Aaliyah Adams – Mayfield

GOLD - Kayli Tancredi

Open Athlete:

Bronze - Miguel Morales

Silver - Robby Carmichael

GOLD - Carlos Reyes

Senior Female:

Bronze - Kendall Frangiosa

Silver - Katie Evans

GOLD - Kai Patterson

Senior Male:

Bronze - Joshua Hill

Silver - Caleb Alexander

GOLD - Grant Joest

Time Update: 8:10 P CST

And your overall 2020 Battle In The Arena GRAND CHAMPION is...

Time Update: 8:12 PM CST


For the second time in a row, Grant Joset left it all out on the floor and was named the overall grand champion! Congratulations to all of the 2020 Battle In The Arena contestants who stepped on the mat tonight. The talent in the Arena tonight was unbelieveable, but the weekend is just getting started. Be sure to tune in to Varsity TV all weekend long for the 2020 NCA All-Star National Championship!

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