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Norwalk Cheerleaders Take 6th At Nationals

The Norwalk Packers girls get ready to compete at the American Youth Football cheerleading championships in Florida.
The Norwalk Packers girls get ready to compete at the American Youth Football cheerleading championships in Florida. Photo Credit: Contributed
The cheerleaders took time to visit DisneyWorld during their trip to Florida.
The cheerleaders took time to visit DisneyWorld during their trip to Florida. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Packers finished sixth in the American Youth Football cheerleading championships last weekend in Kissimmee, Fla.

The thirty-two member Packers team competed in the Division 13 Red Large division. A team from Brick, N.J. won the competition, which included eight squads. The Packers finished with a score of 137.2, just 10 points behind the third place team from Marlboro, N.J.

The Packers comprised girls in grades six  to eight. They were the first Norwalk team to advance to the national competition since 2007.

Earlier this year, the Packers won the Colonial Football Conference championships. They earned a trip to Florida by finishing third in a regional competition in November.

Readers can support the cheerleaders by making a donation online .

Norwalk’s team members are Rayna Aguiar, Emilee Bach, Valeria Barragan, DaNasiah Blackwell, Caroline Desmonts, Casey Eaton, Lilly Fosella, Summer Hall, Kayla Henderson, Shannon Huzina, Genesis Johnson, Sarah Joyner, Anna Korytnyuk, Iman LaBorde-Mobley, Jordyn Lewis, Kayla Light, Kinsale Maloney, Olivia Massucco, Jessica Misorek, Hailey Parisi, McKenzie Parks, Jessica Pia, Michelle Porcheddu, Ariyan Prezzie, Alexandra Quintero, Angelica Rodriguez, Karina Rojas, Myah Simms, Brynn Spielman, Damiana Tuck, Aimee Whitman and Natalie Zullo.

Coaches are Nina Ruffin, Leslie Zullo, Kelcie Wehmhoff, Cori Iannazzo and Diane Aguiar. Charlette Lewis is the team manager, and Maribeth Bach is the Norwalk Junior Football cheer coordinator.

The Norwalk Athletic Association sponsors the team.

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