Three Torrey Pines Pop Warner Cheer squads headed for Florida


Torrey Pines Pop Warner recently completed another successful football season, and their cheer competition season is in full swing. This year three squads will be representing Torrey Pines and Palomar League at the Pop Warner National Cheer Championships, which will be held in Orlando at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Dec. 3-7.

For the first time, Mitey Mite cheer squads will be exhibiting at the Pop Warner Super Bowl, and TPPW’s Mitey Mite Falcons Cheer Squad, coached by Tammy Davila, was selected to represent Palomar League and the Wescon Conference in this year’s inaugural exhibition. Two of TPPW’s competitive squads, the Jr. Midget Golden Falcons, coached by Sarah Wentworth, and the Midget Falcons, coached by Melissa Bolt, have qualified for the National Championship competition.

To qualify for the National Championships, teams must take first or second at both the local Palomar competition, held in October at Viejas Arena, and the Wescon Regional Championships, held in November at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center.

This year’s Jr. Midget Golden Falcons will be entering the National Competition as Palomar Conference champions for their division. The Midget Falcons cheer squad will be the first TPPW squad to compete at the PW4 (advanced) level.

TPPW’s cheer squads are ready to represent Palomar conference and build on their previous successes, highlighted by a Pop Warner National Championship in 2011 in the Jr. Midget division, just the second time in history that a team from the Wescon region (representing Arizona, Hawaii, So Cal and South Nevada) has won the National Championship. This year Pop Warner is celebrating their 25th Anniversary of the National Cheerleading & Dance Championships.

Torrey Pines Pop Warner is open to participants 5 to 15 years old who live in the Torrey Pines/San Dieguito school district. Registration for the 2013 season will open on the website in February.