Staff

 

Alec Heffron [email protected]

Alec is the both an NCA and a UCA partner stunt National Champion! He has been involved in cheerleading for over ten years including 9 years on NCA staff – 6 of those on NCA Collegiate staff. Alec won an NCA National title as a Navarro College cheerleader in 2007 and was on Stephen F. Austin State University’s team for five years, winning five more national titles including the 2012 NCA and UCA partner stunt national titles. He is originally from Kansas and enjoys spending time with friends he met through his cheerleading career.

 

Ashley Fritsch [email protected]

Ashley is an all-star coach and the Prep Director at Champion Cheer in Justin. She cheered for 9 years between high school & college. Ashley attended UT-Tyler for 2 years & the University of North Texas for 3 years, where she was captain her last year of cheering. Ashley started coaching when she was 16 and has coached competitive cheerleading teams since 2010. Ashley competed with the original Champion Cheer Phoenix in 2012/2013, then retired her cheer shoes. Coach Ashley lives in Denton with her dog Toby and loves to be crafty.

 

Caitlin Sutphin [email protected]

Caitlin is the Gym Director at Champion Cheer in Justin. Caitlin began cheering at young age and continued to cheer in High School & College. She is also a former NCA staffer. While cheering at University of North Texas, Caitlin and her future husband, Coach Ryan S., were stunt partners and competed together in Daytona in 2008. Caitlin graduated as a Captain of the cheer team and with a degree in Elementary Education & Special Education. She taught special education for 4 years at Eagle Mountain ISD, before being offered an opportunity to become the owner of Premier Cheer Academy. Caitlin and Ryan have 2 boys, Caden (6) & Cohen (2). She loves spending time with her family and friends. She also is an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.

 

Crysten Timbes [email protected]

Crysten has been a part of the cheer world for as long as she can remember. Over the years, she won various NCA Championships and 2 Gold World Championship titles. Crysten attended college at Baylor University where she was a member of the Acrobatics and Tumbling team and the Coed Baylor Spirit Squad. She graduated in May 2014 earning a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. Crysten loves conversation, coffee, and spending time with her two dogs Olive and Ella.

 

David Fincher [email protected]

David is an All Star team coach and Southlake’s Class Director. David’s vast experience includes serving as the co-owner of Rebel Yell for seven years and serving as the All Star Director at Maverick Cheer. David really enjoys helping athletes learn new skills. He is married to Coach Whitney and they have two children, Ryker (5) and Rori (19 months). He loves the Texas Longhorns, Dallas Cowboys and enjoys spending time with his family.

 

David Tu [email protected]

David cheered for 6 years between high school and college. He spent three of those years cheering for UNT, and was a Captain his graduating year. David helped put his squad back on the competitive map by leading his team to compete at the NCA Collegiate National Championships Div. 1A in Daytona, FL in 2008 after UNT had not competed since 2003. David was the Assistant Cheer Coach at UNT after he graduated and the Head Coach for the 2010-2011 season. Since 2007, David has been an International Ambassador for International Teams at the ICU/Cheerleading and Dance Worlds Competition in Orlando, FL. David loves eating and trying different dishes, sleeping, and hanging out with family and friends!

 

Dusty Windsor [email protected]

Dusty is a former NCA Staff member. He cheered for the University of Houston and the University of Louisville, winning numerous titles. He is an artist who loves designing t-shirts and custom painting apparel and shoes. Dusty is an avid fan of Fuel T.V.

 

James Johnson [email protected]

James is an owner and director of Champion Cheer. He cheered for six years at Lewisville High School and at UNT where he was captain his last two years. He was a UCA staff member for three years, including two years as a head instructor, and was awarded veteran of the year his last year. James has coached cheerleading and tumbling for twenty-four years and has won numerous national titles and choreography awards. He graduated from UNT with a degree in Kinesiology. James enjoys spending time with his family, working out, mountain biking, jet skiing, reading and working with kids. James was married to Coach Rachel on December 5, 2009, and they have three sons.

 

James Rogers (JR) [email protected]

JR currently coaches tumbling classes, private lessons and teams at both our Southlake and Justin facilities. He also mixes music for high schools and colleges all over the country. He has 20 years of coaching experience. JR cheered for UNT, where he won a Division 5-5A National title and won two NCA titles with Champion’s level 6 team, Phoenix. He was also a top 15 NCA Collegiate Partner Stunter. JR is a former UCA Staff member. He enjoys DJ’ing, hanging out with friends, and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys.

 

Jennifer Graham [email protected]

Jennifer is an owner and director of Champion Cheer. Jennifer founded Champion Cheer in 1997. She served on the USASF National Advisory Board for two years and now is one of the representatives on the NACCC Executive Committee. Jennifer enjoys speaking at various cheer events and most recently worked with the USASF Mentoring Leaders Program which was extremely rewarding. Jennifer loves working with young athletes and helping them become incredible adults. She is extremely excited to have had a hand in the development of the USASF’s Integrity Initiative. Jennifer cheered for nine years in Arlington schools and was on the inaugural Aggie Dance Team while at Texas A&M. She has coached cheerleading and tumbling for almost 30 years earning numerous state and national titles. She graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in business management. While at A&M, she received the coveted Buck Weirus award for student involvement.  Jennifer and her husband, John, have four children and love traveling as a family.

 

Jon Lea [email protected]

Jon is from Little Rock Arkansas and began his coaching career at Central Arkansas Chees. Jon also coached at Cheer City United, where he was both a Worlds team coach and tumbling director. During that time, he also worked with Jam Brands and Elite cheerleading camps. Jon also worked for Spirit Celebration for 3 years, representing their worlds staff. Coach Jon coaches all star teams and tumbling classes at Champion. In his spare time, he enjoys relaxing and playing video games.

 

Rachel Johnson [email protected]

Rachel cheered for eight years in high school and college, including winning two national collegiate titles with Navarro and UNT. She was an NCA staff instructor for four years, including one year as head instructor. Rachel owned her own gym in Sanger for four years and has over 20 years of coaching experience. She enjoys working out, mountain biking, reading James Patterson books and working with kids. Rachel was married to coach James Johnson on December 5, 2009, and they have three sons.

 

Ryan Chance [email protected]

Ryan serves as the All Star Director and Assistant Gym Director at our Justin Location.  He has an extensive 15+ year cheer career that spans from multiple avenues within the cheer industry.  From 2004-2006, Ryan cheered at Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi and then competitively at the University of North Texas from 2006-2009.  He began working in the All Star industry in 2006, and has since held roles as a Class Coach, Team Coach, Tumbling Director, All Star Prep Director, and now All Star Director and Assistant Gym Director.  He has managed class and team programs in Texas, as well as in Melbourne Australia, where he helped build a gym and program from 2012-2015.  Other notable accomplishments include NCA Staff Instructor, UNT Cheer Captain, and NCA Collegiate All American. Ryan was privileged to be the choreographer for the Victorian State School Spectacular, as well as for Australia’s Got Talent.  He enjoys being with friends, riding his motorcycle, listening to good music, and working with our awesome Champion athletes!!!

 

Sabrina Dubberly [email protected]

Sabrina cheered for 8 years throughout middle and high school and as an athlete here at Champion Cheer. She continued her cheerleading career at Florida State University. She coached at Champion while in high school and is a former NCA staff member. Sabrina transferred to Texas A&M and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and a Minor in Political Science. She also completed a Master’s Certificate program in Advanced International Affairs. Upon graduation, Sabrina was selected into a highly competitive internship program with the federal government in Washington, D.C., which led to her working in the national security, intelligence and defense industries for almost 10 years. Sabrina is married and has two daughters who are both on teams at Champion and one son. She enjoys being outdoors, working out, spending time with her family, and watching Fightin’ Texas Aggie Football!

 

Susan Graham [email protected]

Susan has worked for Champion since the very beginning! She started out running the accounting and has progressed with the business to now manage all aspects of accounting and customer service. Susan has earned her teaching degree from UTA.  She is a night owl who loves to spend time with her friends and her nieces and nephew.

 

Tim Wegner [email protected]

Tim has been involved in competitive cheerleading for over ten years and is recognized all over the world for his partner stunting techniques and expertise. He has also coached SMU and University of Wisconsin at the collegiate level. Tim graduated from SFA with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. While attending SFA, he was a member of their large coed team and helped them win numerous NCA National Championship titles. He also has three national partner stunt championship titles under his belt winning at both NCA and UCA College Nationals. After graduating from SFA, Tim was fortunate to be a part of team USA, where he and his teammates represented the USA at the ICU World Championships along with over 30 countries from around the world.

 

Whitney Fincher [email protected]

Whitney is our All Star Director and an all star team head coach. In 2017, USASF nominated Whitney for the Coach of the Year Award. Whitney was also selected to be a part of the USASF Emerging Leaders Program in 2013 and was chosen as one of the Top 30 Under 30 Influential People in All Star Cheer by Cheer Biz Magazine. She has served on the USASF Regional Advisory Board for the last couple of years. She is a former NCA staffer and was a cheerleader her entire life, cheering at the all-star, high school and collegiate levels. Whitney won numerous NCA titles and 2 world championships. Whitney has coached for many years, including over 12 years with Champion. She also does choreography for other all star teams and schools. She is married to Coach David Fincher and loves the married life. Whitney and David have two young children, Ryker and Rori Lee.