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(Hollywood, CA – September 25, 2020) – Celebrated national stepping competition and cultural institution Stomp Wars insisted the show must go on for 2020, and that’s exactly what’s going to happen! 

In order to engage, rally, and uplift students, the program announces a historic first with the launch of The Stomp WarsHBCU-KNOW Virtual HomecomingExperience on September 26-October 28. Competition kicks off WEEK ONE (of five) beginning this SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH  at 5:00 PM (EST) on stompwars.com

The event will be powered by The Thurgood Marshall College Fund and broadcast live from stompwars.com with live simulcasts on Facebook and YouTube. TRILLER, the social media video platform, is a partner in the promotion and distribution of STOMP WARS HBCU-KNOW HOMECOMING VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE, and will begin to host the “STOMP WARS CHALLENGE” this weekend. The challenge will allow Youth and Young Adults alike to join in the fun!

The TOP 2 STOMP WARS HBCU-KNOW WINNERS will go on to compete in next summer’s Tour Championships for WORLD OF DANCE™.

Be sure to tune in stompwars.com.

Now in its 13th year, on-air personality ROCK-T (The Rickey Smiley Morning Show)once again returns as the host. This latest installment of the program, “The Collegiate Edition” will not only feature the exciting Step Show Competition and Celebrity Concert. It will also celebrate the HBCU community by showcasing incredible stepping by the Greek organizations “Divine 9”, the HBCU-KNOW Battle of the BandsHBCU-KNOW CheerleadersHBCU-KNOW Majorettes, and more.

Since its inception, Stomp Wars has consistently inspired generations to graduate high school and pursue higher education. To date, more than 10,000 students have been galvanized by the event over the years as the initiative rewrites the rules and brings us one step closer to the eradication of social injustice and systemic racism. For 2020, the core message—“Tomorrow can be better than their today!” will be transmitted to the biggest audience yet online. This year the event will be supported by partnerships withTexas Instruments, Triller, Watch The Yard, UNCF ALUMI and Supporting Black Colleges, to name a few. Over the years, the event’s impact has been chronicled by BETRevoltEssenceHotNewHipHopXXLTV ONEiHeartRadio, and more.

Experience Stomp Wars like never before in 2020.


ROCKY TURNER is an American Radio-TV Personality, Host, DJ, Producer, Sports Announcer, Author, and entrepreneur. Known to listeners as “ROCK-T” and currently a member of the phenomenally successful RADIO ONE, THE RICKEY SMILEY MORNING SHOW – ROCK-T reaches 7 million listeners daily thru this nationally syndicated show with markets that include Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Detroit, Miami, Philadelphia, and Orlando. He is also a member of the wildly popular TV show, DISH NATION and RICKEY SMILEY FOR REAL. As the kids say, ROCK-T is on one – and he is! With a solid radio career and the experience that goes with it, ROCK-T is not only building an entertainment career, he’s also building a remarkable brand and legacy using tools of Inspiration and Motivation. 

As the founder and creator of STOMP WARS, the most successful stomping competition in the country, ROCK-T launched this competition fourteen years ago to inspire and aid underprivileged and marginalized youth to dream and believe that they can accomplish anything. From its inception, STOMP WARS has continued to grow, motivate and expand. Having evolved well beyond a Stepping Competition, STOMP WARS now serves as a life-transforming pipeline to college and career pathways for students and young adults. As ROCK-T’s vision for these disenfranchised youngsters continued to grow and expound, so did the prestige of his event, the size of its audience – and ultimately the stomping movement at large. Today, STOMP WARS is not only an annual sell-out on the campus of the University of Texas Arlington (UTA), it is also a hit with thriving teens across the country, teaching students about the power of perseverance and diligence. 

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