Central New York has more than a fair share of quality cheerleader squads. Recent stories have seen a number of teams advancing to regional and national competition. Holland Patent's, Northern Community team has taken it to the next level.

As Angela Izzo told us, "We're on cloud nine." And who wouldn't be? The co-ed team of 12 to 16-year-olds, earned first place in both dance and cheer routines at the National Championship Competition at the ESPN Center in Disney. Next up will be global competition January 18th thru the 20th.

By placing 1st at the Nationals, their entry fees will be covered for the next event. Even better, it's held in Atlantic City, N.J. so travel expenses will be less. Izzo said once they get past the holidays the team will consider more fundraiser to help with lodging and meal expenses.

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