FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. The defending national champion Aspetuck Wildcats 13-and-under cheerleading team took the first step toward defending its title Sunday by winning a local competition at Newtown High School.
The win sends the Wildcats to regional competition over Thanksgiving weekend. The regional winners advance to the national championships in December in Florida.
The Wildcats were the grand champions at Sundays competition. The award goes to the team that accumulates the most points among all levels of cheerleading.
The Wildcats are coached by Maria Terrell. The team includes girls from Weston, Easton and Redding.
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