Alec Heffron [email protected]
Alec is the both an NCA and a UCA partner stunt National Champion! He has been involved in cheerleading for ten years including 9 years on NCA staff – 6 of those with 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 the many friends he has met throughout his cheerleading career.
Ashley Fritsch [email protected]
Ashley is an all-star coach 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. She was captain at UNT her last year cheering there. Ashley started coaching when she was just 16, and has been coaching competitive cheerleading teams since 2010. Ashley competed on 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 one of the gym directors at Champion Cheer in Justin. Caitlin has cheered since she was young and cheered in High School & College. She was an NCA staffer while she went to school at the University of North Texas. Caitlin met her husband at UNT when he was her stunt partner; and they competed together in Daytona in 2008. Caitlin graduated as a Captain of the cheer team and with her 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 is married to Coach Ryan and they have 2 boys, Caden (5) & Cohen (1). She loves spending time with her family and friends. She also is an avid Cowboys fan.
David Fincher davidfinchercca@
David is our Class Director. David’s vast experience includes serving as the co-owner of Rebel Yell for seven years and most recently serving as the All Star Director at Maverick Cheer. David really enjoys helping athletes get new skills. He is married to Coach Whitney and they have two children, Ryker (3) and Rori (3 months). David loves the Cowboys and enjoys spending time gaming with friends.
David Tu [email protected]
David cheered for 6 years between high school and college. He spent three of those years cheering for UNT graduating as a Captain. 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 was the Head Coach in 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.
Jake Compston [email protected]
Jake is both the Gym Director and head coach at our Justin location. Jake has cheered competitively for seven years. Through out junior high, high school, college and all-stars, he won many national titles. Before cheerleading, he competed in gymnastics for six years. Jake enjoys coaching tumbling, teams and doing choreography for high schools and middle schools. He enjoys spending time with family & friends and loves working out!
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 as a head instructor. James has coached cheerleading and tumbling for twenty one years, and has won numerous national titles. 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.
Jennifer Graham jennifer@
Jennifer is an owner and director of Champion Cheer. Jennifer founded Champion Cheer in 1997. She has 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 the 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.
Jerry McNamara [email protected]
Jerry manages handles much of the accounting and our facilities. Jerry has worked in retail for almost 40 years including owning his own picture framing store for 18 years. He has 3 daughters, 2 son-in-laws, and 7 grandchildren. Jerry loves reading, watching old movies, spending time with his family, telling stories and eating ice cream.
Jon Lea [email protected]
Jon is from Little Rock Arkansas, where he began coaching for Central Arkansas Cheer where he coached for 4 years. Jon also coached at Cheer City United where he was both a worlds coach and tumbling director. During that time he also worked with Jam Brands and Elite cheerleading camps. Jon has also worked for Spirit Celebration for the past 3 years, representing their worlds staff. Coach Jon, coaches tumbling at both our Southlake and Justin locations. In his spare time he enjoys relaxing and playing video games.
Lauren Gallagher [email protected]
Lauren cheered for five years and was on student staff for four years here at Champion Cheer during high school. She cheered on the All-Girl cheerleading squad at Tarleton State University. Lauren graduated in May of 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology, and is currently furthering her education and receiving her Master’s in Adapted Physical Education from Texas Woman’s University and will graduate in May of 2017. Lauren enjoys hanging out with friends and family, hunting, working out, and playing with her dogs.
Mckenzie O’Briant [email protected]
McKenzie cheered and danced at Champion Cheer for thirteen years. She represent CCA with Heat and Phoenix at Worlds placing in the top 5 in both divisions. McKenzie was also on Student Staff at Champion for three years and won the CCA Coaches’ Award in 2011. McKenzie attended Stephen F. Austin State University where she was a member and Captain of the small coed cheerleading team, as well as performing with the All Girl team winning the 2016 National Championship for All Girl Division 1 at NCA. During college, she coached tumbling and teams at a gym in the Nacogdoches area. McKenzie graduated in May with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies as well as a teaching certification. McKenzie enjoys watching movies and spending time with friends and family in her spare time.
Megan Baugh [email protected]
Megan works the front desk at Champion where she assists with the finances and customer service. Megan has 15 years of customer service experience under her belt and loves to help our customers in anyway that she can. Megan has three boys ages 13, 11 and 8. Megan enjoys talking, music, singing, and spending time with family.
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 fifteen years of coaching experience. She enjoys working out, mountain biking, reading James Patterson books and working with kids. Rachel was married to coach James on December 5, 2009, and they have three sons.
Robert Jackman [email protected]
Robert has been coaching and cheering for the past 13 years. He graduated from the University of North Texas in 2009 where he cheered for 5 years and competed in Daytona Florida for Nationals. Robert was on an IOC 6 team at Cheer Athletics for NCA nationals in 2012 and from 2013 to 2015 competed here at Champion on Phoenix where they placed 2nd at World’s in 2014 and 1st at NCA in 2015. Robert specializes in stunting, specifically partner stunting; and also works tumbling classes.
Ryan Chance [email protected]
Ryan is our All Star Prep Director. Hehas returned to Champion after a spending a few years at Outlaw All Stars in Melbourne, Australia where he served as Director of Stunts and Pyramids, Team Head Coach and Head Choreographer. Ryan was also an athlete on their IOC 5 & IOC 6 teams. Outside of his work at the gym, Ryan was asked to choreograph for the Victorian State School Spectacular – a two day televised production, choreographed from Australia’s Got Talent, and was a performer at multiple events including The Melbourne Tiger half time show.
Sabrina Dubberly [email protected]
Sabrina cheered for 8 years throughout grade school here at Champion Cheer and continued her cheerleading career for Florida State University in college. She coached at Champion while in high school on student staff, 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 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.
Taylor Bowen [email protected]
Taylor was a competitive cheerleader for 9 years for various different levels and has been coaching for 3 years. She currently coaches classes & team in Justin and loves it. Taylor loves reading and photography.
Tim Wegner [email protected]
Tim has been involved in competitive cheerleading for 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 bachelors degree in kinesiology. While attending SFA, he was a part 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 their country 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 a team head coach. Whitney was selected to be a part of the USASF Emerging Leaders Program in 2013. She was also 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 two years. She is a former NCA staffer and was a cheerleader her entire life cheering at the all-star, high school and collegiate levels, winning numerous NCA titles and 2 world championships. Whitney has had many years of coaching experience spending over nine years with Champion. She also does choreography for other teams including all stars and schools. She is married to Coach David and loves the married life. Whitney and David have two children, Ryker (3) and Rori (3 months).