COLORADO SPRINGS — The 100th annual state basketball championships and 30th spirit championships will take place at the Broadmoor World Arena this year as announced by CHSAA commissioner Rhonda Blaford-Green Thursday.
In partnership with the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, the decision marks a return to the site of several previous state tournaments through the years.
“We are excited that we can offer our student participants the state championship experience those that preceded them have had. Thank you to the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation for providing the necessary support that will make this possible. We know the experience at the Broadmoor World Arena will be a special one as it is one of the state’s premier athletic facilities,” Commissioner Blanford-Green said. “In the time of a pandemic, to have a civic-minded group step up to sponsor these events is pretty special.”
The basketball championships will be held March 19-20 with all five classes of boys’ and girls’ state championship games taking place over two days. On Friday, the 2A boys and girls, 4A boys and girls and 5A girls’ championships will take place, while on Saturday the 1A boys and girls, 3A boys and girls and 5A boys’ title games will complete the season. All other rounds will be at the higher seed.
“The Colorado Springs Sports Corporation is excited to develop a strong partnership with the Colorado High School Activities Association leadership. The Sports Corp has supported the CHSAA State High School Cross Country event since 2019,” said Tom Osborne, CEO of the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation. “We are honored to collaborate once again with CHSAA on the prestigious All-Class State Basketball Championships and the CHSAA Spirit Championships. The potential for future CHSAA events in Colorado Springs is very exciting.”
The spirit championships are slated for March 25-27 for its three-day event. The events include game day, hip-hop, jazz dance, along with the conventional poms, game day cheer, all-girl cheer and co-ed cheer events.