MEMBERS OF THE Central Florida Athletics cheer team won the Grand Champion award in Tampa to earn a bid to the U.S. Finals in Virginia Beach, Va., in May.
The cheer team from Central Florida Athletics is going to U.S. Nationals.
The Lakeland-based team was named grand champion at the Coastal Cheer and Dance Competition in Tampa at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Mini Fab, the organization’s youngest team of girls ages 5-8, finished first in the 15-team competition and will now go to the U.S. Nationals in Virginia Beach, Va. from May 8-10.
Cheering for Mini Fab were Bartow’s Zoe Bullock, Kendall Albury and Madison Mathews; Lakeland’s Addison Newman, Maddie Morris, Peyton Pharris and Angelyn Richards; Haines City’s Madilyn Chappell; and Winter Haven’s Kara Bradley.