PARKLAND, FL- The Parkland Rangers will be bringing two teams to the 2019 Pop Warner National Cheer and Dance Championships in Orlando next week. The Junior Pee Wee and Mighty Mites squads both advanced from recent Regional competition. The Pee Wee team finished 1st out of 5 teams in the competition while the Mighty Mites placed 2nd out of 17 teams. Both Parkland Rangers teams advanced in the category of Show Cheer.

The Pop Warner National Cheer and Dance Championships feature over 500 cheer teams from around the country. The tournament takes place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex HP Fieldhouse in Orlando from December 7-14 this year. Cheer and Dance Squads compete in 5 different age ranges (Mitey Mite, Jr. Pee Wee, Pee Wee, Jr. Varsity & Varsity). The Show Cheer teams also compete by size (small, medium & large) and Cheer and Dance teams compete in nine Divisions (Show Cheer 1-4, PW 1, PW 2, PW 3, PW4, Core Cheer, Sideline Performance Cheer, Pom Performance, Hip Hop and Theme Dance).

Team members of the Parkland Rangers advancing to Nationals are the following individuals:

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Mighty Mites:

Tamia Baker, Mikayla Bryant, Riley Cannon, Kayla Celler, Alexa Delemo, Evelena Fleck, Kiara Graham, Maya Harley, Riley Hickman, Abby Intihar, Loralai Moore, Ava Paton, Brooke Seward, Zoey Strong, Dorie-Ann Telemaque, Stella Vosberg, and Juliana Zapata.

Junior Pee Wee:

Kailey Arteaga. Lauren Baer, Jordan Bretz, Malu Caneppa, Abby Chellgren, Brianna D'Ambrosio, Mia Espino, Kate Intihar, Sophia Lieberman, Chloe Morris, Makenna Mouttet, Madison Pavon, Jordyn Romain, Abigail Snadidge, Gabriella Savastano, Amanda Stone, Rylie Vestal, and Katie Wagner.

The National Championships wrap up the 2019 season for the Parkland Rangers Cheer Team. The 2020 season begins in February. For more information about Parkland Rangers Football and Cheer, please visit their website.