Varsity has released the 2017 Updated Summit Rules which includes the following changes:
1. The Summit will no longer pass down bids from teams who decline bids or teams that are upgraded to Paid Bids.
2. Any Wild Card bid giving event that moves their event outside of the Wild Card bid giving months, October- March, will lose their Wild Card bids. The Wild Card round of The Summit will take place Friday, May 5th at the Walt Disney World Resort® in Orlando, FL. 1st and 2nd place WILDCARD teams will advance straight to FINALS on Sunday and 3rd place WILDCARD teams will move to Saturday.
3. You MUST compete with the number of athletes that you qualify with. You can compete with less as long as it keeps you in the same division. You will only be able to replace 25% of your roster from the time you received your bid until you compete at The Summit. Example: A team of 20 competes and receives a bids, they can only replace 5 athletes at the time of The Summit competition.
4. Only 5 athletes can crossover from The Cheerleading Worlds to The Summit. The new exception is that Junior 5 (NOT restricted) will be allowed to have up to 8 crossovers from The Cheerleading Worlds to The Summit.