Champion Cheer Staff
Abby Crohan firstname.lastname@example.org
Abby is a prep/novice coach at the Justin location. She has been coaching for 4 years, and was an athlete at Champion for 3 years. Abby lives in Denton and is attending University of North Texas, where she is studying early childhood education. In her free time, she enjoys being outside and traveling.
Alec Heffron email@example.com
Alec coaches All Star teams and is the Class Director at the Southlake location. He won 6 collegiate national titles while at Navarro College and Stephen F Austin, as well as winning 2 NCA titles and 2nd at Worlds with Phoenix. He began coaching on NCA staff in 2004 and has loved it ever since. Alec is originally from Kansas and enjoys spending time with his wife Tess!
Ashley Fritsch firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Brayden Chatham email@example.com
Caitlin Sutphin firstname.lastname@example.org
Caitlin is the Social Media & Marketing Director for Champion Cheer. 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, Ryan, 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 has been with Champion since the opening of the Justin location in 2016. Caitlin and Ryan have 2 boys, Caden (9) & Cohen (5).
Chris Caldwell email@example.com
Chris is the Class and Camp director at the Justin location. He cheered at Trinity Valley Community College and The University of Louisville. He was a member of two collegiate national champion teams and a two time world champion athlete. He was on NCA staff for 10 years and a head instructor for 5 of those. He is a huge gamer and loves all things Disney, Star Wars or anime related.
Courtney Caldwell firstname.lastname@example.org
David Fincher email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
David began his cheer journey in High School that has led him down path to College Cheer with the University of North Texas where he was introduced into coaching both at the Collegiate level and simultaneously in All-star. David has been heavily involved with the progression of All-star cheer as a Connection Leader with the USASF and has most recently been elected to the National Advisory Board for the Southwest. His focus and passion is to develop both Athletes and industry professionals to reach the best versions of themselves through experience and encouragement. David enjoys traveling, all the sports activist and eating all the great food the world has to offer!
Dusty Windsor email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
James is the Vice President and COO of Champion Cheer. He cheered at Lewisville High School and at the University of North Texas, 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 over twenty-seven years and has won numerous national titles and choreography awards. He graduated from UNT with a degree in Kinesiology in 1999. James enjoys spending time with his family, working out, mountain biking, jet skiing, reading, and working with kids. He has a passion for helping kids reach their physical potential in the sport of cheerleading, as well as developing a staff of mentors to make a positive impact in the lives of the kids they teach. James was married to Coach Rachel on December 5, 2009. They have three sons and love to travel as a family.
James Rogers (JR) email@example.com
JR currently coaches tumbling classes, private lessons and teams at our Southlake facility. In addition to coaching, JR 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.
Jamie Woodward firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Graham email@example.com
Jennifer is the President and CEO of Champion Cheer, which she founded in 1997. Jennifer loves making a difference in kids’ and young adults’ lives by teaching them leadership and strong character, helping them become amazing adults who make a difference in our world. She is very active in the sport of All Star Cheer and has served on the USASF National Advisory Board, the NACCC Executive Committee and is currently one of the Southwest Region Representatives for the USASF Connection. In the past, she helped develop the USASF’s Integrity Initiative and the IMPACT coaches leadership training curriculum and also worked with the Mentoring Leaders group. Jennifer enjoys speaking and teaching at various cheer events including Spring Coaches Conferences, Varsity Coaches Conferences and USASF meetings and trainings. 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 over 30 years earning numerous state and national titles. Jennifer still has a great passion for coaching and serves as one of the coaches for Champion Cheer’s Worlds team, Heat. She graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in business management. While at A&M, she was the President of the Traditions Council and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon is from Little Rock Arkansas and began his coaching career at Central Arkansas Cheer. 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.
Kelee Teague email@example.com
Kelee started cheering at the age of 5 at Club Cheer. She has cheered All Star, High school and collegiate levels. She has won National titles both with teams and as an individual. She was chosen All American during high school and was Co-captain of Texas Wesleyan University. She has been an athlete on Heat for two years. Her greatest memory was winning Cheersport back to back. She has been coaching All Star cheer for 8 years. She feels beyond blessed to say this will be her 4th year coaching at Champion Cheer. She is super excited to say I have my first Summit ring as a coach. She is married to Lucas Gibson and has two beautiful dogs Boba and Orie.
Rachel Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
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@example.com
Ryan serves as the All Star Director and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Sophie Chavers email@example.com
Sophie Chavers has been cheering for 9 years. She loves to share her passion for cheer with kids! She is a Cheersport and Summit National Champion. She has placed in the winners circle as a coach! After graduating high school, she became a part of NCA staff, and decided to keep pursuing her cheerleading and coaching career here at Champion! Her favorite color is gold and if she could only eat one meal for the rest of her life it would definitely be chicken nuggets!
Stephan Hawkins firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Graham email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Taylor coaches teams and classes at our Justin location. Taylor cheered competitively for over 10 years starting at a young age through high school. She started her coaching career doing student staff and has now been coaching teams at Champion for 4 years. Taylor loves to read, travel, and spend time with family and friends.
Whitney Fincher email@example.com
Whitney is our All Star Director and an all star team head coach here at Champion Southlake. 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 a 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. 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.