The Jersey Coast Cheetahs took first place in the Under 8 Female division this past weekend at the 2005 Kick-It 3v3 World Championships, the pinnacle of Team Championships International’s 2005 Kick-It 3v3 Soccer Tour, the largest 3v3 soccer tour in the world. Team members include Sydney Hicks and Samantha Wanzor, of Jackson, Amanda Visco, of Manalapan, Cassidy Poklemba, of Freehold, and Kristen Ramos, of Holmdel. As one of the most highly-attended events at Disney’s Wide World of Sports® Complex in Florida, the three-day tournament hosted 750 teams, including more than 4,500 of the best 3v3 soccer players across the globe, and drew more than 50,000 spectators. The Championship Title earned the Jersey Coast Cheetahs the coveted Kick-It Cup and No. 1 spot in the Kick-It 3v3 National Rankings, which will be revealed during GolTV’s 30-minute special airing Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. The girls will have the opportunity to defend their title and ranking, as well as qualify for the 2006 World Championships, scheduled for Jan. 13-15, 2007, at local Kick-It events this season: June 24-25 in Buffalo (Clarence), N.Y., or Philadelphia (West Chester), Pa.; July 8-9 in Hartford (New Britain), Conn.; July 15-16 in Baltimore (Bel Air), Md., or Providence (South Kingstown), R.I.; July 22-23 in Albany, N.Y.; and July 29-30 in Boston (Lowell), Mass. The road to the 2005 Kick-It 3v3 World Championships began last spring when players of all ages and skill levels participated in one of the tour’s 55 local tournaments. Based on their performance, teams advanced to one of 10 Regional Championships, with only the top five teams in each division moving on to the World Championships.