ALBANY, NY - This past weekend the Edison Jets Pop Warner Peewee cheerleaders took a trip to Albany, New York, to compete in the 2014 Eastern Region Cheer and Dance Championship knowing only the first place and second place teams move on to compete at the National Cheerleading Championships at Disney World in Florida.

The Edison Jets Pop Warner Peewee cheerleaders’ squad is composed of 15 girls, ranging in ages from 10-12. They are Talia Cisson, Adriana Coates Tatiana DePaola, Kathryn Gardner, Makena Hampstead, Taylor Johnson-McClinton, Margaret Krug, Brooke Marotta, Antonia Polvere, Angelina Roberts, Leeann Rodriguez, Gianna Sarni, Giavanna Scaletti-McLendon, Briana Villegas and Nicole Yascko

The girls competed at their regional competition in Albany, NY against other cheerleading squads from NY, NJ, DE, PA, MD, and Washington DC and took first place in their division.

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The road to nationals began when the squad won the local competition on October 18 then state on November 2 both held in Trenton and this past Sunday, November 16 taking first place all three times.

For a cheerleading or dance squad, the difficult road to the national championship is quite similar to that of the football teams’. A squad will showcase their best two minute and thirty second routine complete with music and cheering at a league championship level. The top squads advance to regional competition via four regional qualifiers in each small, medium and large category, Novice, Intermediate and Advanced.