FLEMINGTON, NJ – Flemington Falcons Junior Varsity Cheer Team has won the Grand National Championship Trophy.
The earned the title after competing in the Pop Warner Little Scholars YCADA National Competition held in Orlando, Florida on Dec. 4.
Coached by Head Coach and Falcons Head Cheer Commissioner Renee Brandt, the team overtook their competition posting the day’s highest team score performance out of 60 competitive teams, earning 90.66 points, making the Falcons Grand Champions.
“Our girls and coaches worked extra hard since placing second at Pop Warner’s Eastern Regional Competition on Nov. 5 and performed at their highest level when it counted most at Disney’s ESPN Center on Dec. 4,” Brandt said. “ I am very proud of this team for the outstanding performance at Nationals. We believed and achieved.” stated Brandt.
The Falcons Junior Varsity Cheer Team consists of Selah Anderson, Emily Augustus, Natalie Bart, Kadyn Brandt, Skylar Brandt, Kayla Cole, Izzie Cupo, Olivia Eichorn, Leah Ellenberg, Abby Giordano, Liz Jensen, Katie Kleiner, Jessica Knox, Lauren Langa, Liz McKee, Reagan McNally, Kylee Munitz, Jordan Pozarycki, Kennedy Riedy, Rachel Rosenberg, Sarah Stetson, Fallon Suskavcevic, Alexandra Tina, Breanna Vinella and Jill Wroblewski.
In addition to Coach Brandt, the Junior Varsity Team coaching staff includes Falcons Head Cheer Coach Gretchen Stetson, Jill Pesarchick, Denise Kleiner, Dayna Tina and Lori Knox.
The student coaches for this team are Taylor Brandt, Danielle Livornese and Devon Stetson.
The Falcons Junior Varsity Team will next travel to Richmond, Va. early next year to compete at the YCADA Global Competition, with their eyes on taking the Global Championship Title.
The Falcons Pee Wee Cheer Team also competed in Orlando on Dec. 4, taking third place out of the five teams competing in the division.
Coached by Head Coach Debbie Lavish, the Pee Wee team coaching staff includes Jennifer Gronlund Campbell, Elizabeth Schnell and Kristen Hutchins.
Student coaches include Josh Ellenberg, Gwen Lavish, Laura Lopiccolo and Kayla Webb.
The girls competing on the Pee Wee team in 2017 include Mikayla Connelly, Ava Cupo. Bailey Ferraez, Kaitlyn Fleisher, Ella Haluko, Katherine Hornby, Kati Hutchins, Lauren Kaczmarek, Hannah Kavanaugh, Presley Lavish, Gabriella Lisanti, Sarah Lopiccolo, Lianna Phillips, Myah Pierson, Danyka Podinker, Aryana Ramos, Mackenzie Schneider, Jelly Schnell, Paige Seemon and Emily Steinberg.
“Our Pee Wee team worked hard and competed at their highest level at Nationals,” said Lavish. “We are super proud of the effort and results. The team is now focused on performing at the YCADA Globals Competition in January.”
Falcons Cheer thank all family, friends and local businesses for purchasing sponsorships to help the teams travel to Orlando.
Established in 1967, the Flemington Falcons continue to provide youth football and cheerleading opportunities to the children of Hunterdon. The Falcons, part of the Pop Warner Little Scholars Organization, offer programs for children age 5 – 15 in which player development focuses on the field and in the classroom.
Annually, the Falcons serves more than 200 families living primarily in the Hunterdon Central High School sending district, including families from Delaware Township, East Amwell, Flemington, Raritan Township and Readington.
Cheer teams are now forming for the Falcons Year Round Cheer Season (January through March, 2018) and for the 2018 Regular Cheer Season starting Aug. 1. For more information, visit the Falcons online.