Oxford High School's Cheerleading Team is going up against the best of the best in their sport.
The team is on their way to Disney World in Florida, where they'll compete in the UCA National High School Chearleading Championships. There will be hundreds of teams there, 28 in Oxford's division.
"These are literally the best cheerleaders in the world," says Steve Wright, the choreography director and assistant coach.
The team is no stranger to the national stage, either. They placed 14th when they competed two years ago.
"Our personal goal is to compete in finals," Wright says.
The girls will perform on Saturday, Feb. 8, around 3 p.m., and it will be broadcast on ESPN. If they make it through that round, they'll compete in finals on Sunday.
There are 23 members on the team, from freshman to seniors — 22 of them are traveling to Florida. Coaches are:
- Marie Kashuba, head coach, of Oxford
- Heather Cinicola, assistant coach, of Shelton
- Steve Wright, choreography and assistant coach, of Simsbury
Feel free to wish the girls luck in the comments below!