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Oxford High Cheerleaders Headed to Nationals at Disney [VIDEO]

The team is leaving today for Florida, where they'll compete for the national championship. Oxford Patch caught up with them before they hit the road.

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!

Bonnie February 08, 2013 at 03:37 PM
GOOD LUCK GIRLS!! We are at home during this blizzard ( lucky dogs!) hoping and wishing you all the luck in the world!
Beth Fedak February 08, 2013 at 06:35 PM
Lady Wolverines, you are a wonderful group of young ladies and together you are an amazing team. You have accomplished so much, worked so hard, and without a doubt, you have the talent to qualify for finals on Sunday. Best of luck and enjoy Disney!! Marie, Heather & Steve, thank you for your dedication to our team and making this all possible! ..... Beth
MOM February 08, 2013 at 07:10 PM
Good luck, Oxford! Let's bring it, "WE ARE OXFORD!!!!"
Cyndi Welsh February 09, 2013 at 01:26 AM
Hey! How 'bout them wolves? Good Luck girls! Reach for the stars! I know you'll reach your goal because you are such a talented team and have best coaches in the world!
rachel dargenio February 09, 2013 at 12:36 PM
Good luck today ladies! I would say do Oxford proud, but you already have! Have fun with it Go Wolverines!
Marie Kashuba February 09, 2013 at 03:17 PM
Thank you to all our fans back home! We are going to try to update competition statuses later today. Nothing to report until after our performance between 3 & 4 PM!!! Wishing our sister squads from Watertown, Holy Cross HS, Danbury & West Haven HS a great performance today as well! LET'S GO CT!
Liza Zajac Whitehead February 09, 2013 at 11:40 PM
I've just heard the good news... Our Lady Wolverines have indeed progressed to the finals - good luck tomorrow (Sunday)! Special love n' luck to Miss Colleen Isberg - we are so proud of you! XOXOXOX
Liza Zajac Whitehead February 10, 2013 at 12:25 AM
Here's how to watch their GREAT performance online ... go to this site http://www.varsity.com/event/1701/schresult/1476/2013_NHSCC and click on "video" (it's UNDER the schedules and results section). Go to the search box and type in "Oxford" and search "this competition". It should come up as the only result. Enjoy!
MOM February 10, 2013 at 01:58 AM
Way to go, Wolverines, now that's what I'm talking about, yeah!!!!
wrestling parent 1 February 10, 2013 at 02:09 PM
Great job team!! We are proud of you. Do your best today, have fun and enjoy the experience!!
Beth Fedak February 10, 2013 at 08:26 PM
Congratulations to our cheer team, 13th in the Nation! We are all very proud of you.

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