The correct answer to the Release to Straddle quiz is the skills are first Legal in Level 6. Neither meets the definition of a dismount, due to not going to the performing surface or to cradle position, so these skills must follow Release Move rules. The release move to straddle portion of each video breaks the same Release Move rule in Levels 3-5 and the which is:
Release skills that land in a non-upright position must have 3 catchers for a multi-based stunt and 2 catchers for a single based stunt.
Both videos show a single based release move landing in a non-upright position without the required number of catchers, which is 2 since the release comes from a single based stunt. Although many of us would consider the straddle position as being Upright, it does not meet the glossary definition of Upright, which is:
A body position of a top person in which the athlete is in a standing position on at least one foot while being supported by a base(s).
In addition, the sequence in the Cupie Straddle Roll video is Illegal for additional reasons, in some levels, but we want to focus on the rule cited above since it’s a change from last season.
The explanation is based on the 2017-18 version of the cheer rules dated August 30, 2017.
Note – The definition of Upright has changed for the 2018-19 version of the rules, making the release moves shown above meet the definition of a release move to an upright position.