2022 GSSA Bakersfield Grand Nationals

Insider Info: 2023 GSSA Bakersfield Grand Nationals

Insider Info: 2023 GSSA Bakersfield Grand Nationals

Everything you need to know to watch the 2023 GSSA Bakersfield Grand Nationals on January 15-16th on Varsity TV.

Nov 3, 2022 by Emory Fazenbaker
Insider Info: 2023 GSSA Bakersfield Grand Nationals

The 2023 GSSA Bakersfield Grand Nationals is back for round two on Varsity TV and you don’t want to miss the heat! Catch your favorite teams hit the mat LIVE on Varsity TV in Bakersfield, California!

Bids, championship titles, and points to The League will be on the line at GSSA, and here is everything you need to know to watch the action-packed event unfold. 


Who: All Star Cheerleaders and Dancers

When: January 15-16th, 2023

Where: Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, CA

Watch: LIVE on Varsity TV

Rebroadcast: Watch HERE


Venue Insider

Heading to the 2023 GSSA Bakersfield Grand Nationals? You're in luck because you'll be visiting the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, California.

Click here to view the venue parking guide and for detailed maps and directions.

Bakersfield is a city on the Kern River, north of Los Angeles. After the competition, you may want to hit up the Bakersfield Zoo or the Antique District. Make sure you check out these shopping malls and the best places to eat in Bakersfield! 


Teams To Watch

In 2022, teams brought the heat and proved they have what it takes to take home a title. 

Some teams returning to defend their title include The California All Stars - Camarillo Smoed and CheerForce San Diego Blackout! Who will end up on top this year? Tune in to Varsity TV to find out live!


Bids Up For Grabs At Bakersfield!

  • 2 Paid Bids to The Cheerleading Worlds
  • 6 At-Large Bids to The Cheerleading Worlds 

    • *2022-2023 Worlds Bid Declaration
  • 1 Partial-Paid Bid to The Dance Worlds 
  • 2 At-Large Bids to The Dance Worlds 
  • 3 Full Paid Bids to The Summit
  • 4 IASF At-Large Bids to The Summit 
  • 5 At-Large Bids to The Summit
  • 1 Paid Bid to The Dance Summit
  • 4  At-Large Bids to The Dance Summit
  • 3 Full Paid Bids to The D2 Summit
  • 5 At-Large Bids to The D2 Summit
  • 1 Full Paid Bid to The Youth Summit
  • 1 At-Large Bid to The Youth Summit
  • The top 3 teams in all eligible bid divisions earn an At-Large Bid to The Regional Summit
  • 1 Paid Bid to The Quest 
  • 1 Silver Bid to The Quest 
  • 2 Bronze Bids to The Quest
  • 3 At-Large Bid to The Quest
  • Golden Tickets to The U.S. Finals


The League by Varsity All Star

The League is the official points system for the sport of All Star cheerleading.

Every team who competes at a Varsity All Star Event this season will be included in The League. Team standings are determined by the Points System displayed here. At each Varsity All Star event your team completes, your team will earn points based on the assigned event and placement point value. 

At the end of the season, your top 5 Varsity All Star event scores will be used to calculate your final standing. In total, 120 winners will be recognized from 1st – 3rd place across each region. One champion will be crowned in each of the 5 regions across the 8 eligible divisions, meaning 40 champions will be awarded in total. Champions will win cash and prizes!

Click here to learn more about The League

500 Points Up For Grabs 

        First-place teams will receive 500 Points for The League! 

Click here to view the full Points System breakdown.

Tune in to Varsity TV on January 15-16th, to watch all the action live from the 2023 GSSA Bakerfield Grand Nationals!