BARTLETT, Tenn., Jan. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — USA Cheer has announced its US National team members for 2019. The Coed and All Girl teams will represent the United States at the 11th Annual International Cheer Union (ICU) World Cheerleading Championships at the Walt Disney World® ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida on April 24 – 26, 2019.

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The ICU, the worldwide governing body for cheerleading, showcases the top cheerleaders from six continents at the annual ICU World Cheerleading Championships, where at least 80 countries are expected to field teams to compete. The US National All Girl and Coed Teams have won a combined 18 gold medals in the last 10 years. More than 130 athletes tried out for the prestigious honor of representing the United States on the US National All Girl and Coed Teams.  

«The athletes that make up the US National Team are among the best cheerleaders in the country, and we are proud to have them representing the United States,» says Lauri Harris, Executive Director of USA Cheer. «We pioneered the sport of cheer, and we are proud of the athletes that have been chosen to represent us on the world stage.»

This year’s coaches represent a wide range of American cheerleading. Tony Nash is returning as Head Coach of the US National All Girl Team, and Director of USA Cheer National Teams. Nash, former coach for the national champion Morehead State University teams, is the current coach of the all girl team at Indiana University, which he has coached to six national championships between 2012 and 2019. He is joined by Assistant Coaches Savannah Sibley and Leighton Clarke, and choreographer Blake Johnson. LeRoy McCullough returns as the Head Coach of the US National Coed Team for his fifth year. McCollough has coached national championship teams at the University of Louisville, Oklahoma State University, and several all star programs. He is joined by Assistant Coaches Christa Grizzle Sanford and Alli Lumpkin.

US National All Girl Team

University/College

Chelsea Aderholt

University of Alabama

Caitlin Ball

University of Oklahoma

Catie Callen

University of West Georgia

Brittney Castona

University of West Georgia

Nydia Ceron Miranda

University of Alabama

Mabree Champion

Lindenwood University

Asia Chatman

University of West Georgia

Crystal Davis

University of Louisville

Jodi DeFilippi

University of Alabama

Lindsey Driskill

Oklahoma State University

Kalle Edwards

University of Alabama

Kylee Furar

Bowling Green State University

Jasmine Gates

Oklahoma State University

Savanna Geeslin       

University of Memphis

Alexandria George

Indiana University

Kelly Gomez

Indiana University

Aubrey Gregor

Bowling Green State University

Megan Harnum

University of Alabama

Alyssa Joyal

Oklahoma State University

Kaylie Kindler

Indiana University

Alison Kuzma

Bowling Green State University

Gabrielle Littles

University of Oklahoma

Alexis Manenik

University of Louisville

Haley Marr

University of West Georgia

Samantha Pennington

University of Memphis

Cassondra Raia

Indiana University

Mikayla Raleigh

Oklahoma State University

Ellisa Rhoades

University of Louisville

Lakyn Sailer

University of Alabama

Carly Short

Bowling Green State University

Caitlyn Stovall

University of Louisville

Kaitlynn Vollmer

Oklahoma State University

Latajia Watkins

University of Memphis

Victoria Whitten

University of Alabama

Kelcsi Williams

University of Memphis

Claudia Willingham

University of Alabama

US National Coed Team

University/College

Whitney Agee

University of Kentucky

Terrell Cabral

Trinity Valley Community College

Logan Cain

Troy University

Kenneth Clan

University of Kentucky

Ryan Claunch

University of Alabama

Kollin Cockrell

Weber State University

Spencer Collier

University of West Georgia

Jeffery Dean

Sam Houston State University

Anthony DiCicco

University of Central Florida

Christopher Ethridge

New Mexico State University

Hunter Fangmann

Weber State University

Sabrina Garcia

Texas Tech University

Savannah Gibson

University of West Georgia

Mekenzie Grabau

Weber State University

Ashlyn Heeter

University of Central Florida

Jay Hollman

University of Central Florida

Ben Ingallina

University of Alabama

Lyla Islas

New Mexico State University

Vontae Johnson

Trinity Valley Community College

Kelsey Lacroix

University of Kentucky

Molly McLeod

Trinity Valley Community College

Ed Moroney

Weber State University

Millery Null

University of Alabama

Torrey Ollison

Trinity Valley Community College

Jadyn Ray

University of Kansas

Emily Sawyer

University of Kentucky

Paige Sohovich

Texas Tech University

John Stuart

Oklahoma State University

Matthew Torres

Texas Tech University

Steaven Williams

Weber State University

Maria Wisman

Ohio State University

Bethany Wolfe

University of Alabama

Ryan Yakubek

Morehead State University

For more information, visit USA Cheer or contact Sheila Noone, media@usacheer.org.

About USA Cheer
The USA Federation for Sport Cheering is a not-for-profit organization and is the national governing body for all disciplines of cheerleading. USA Cheer exists to serve the entire cheer community, including club cheering (All Star), traditional school based cheer programs and the new sport of STUNT. USA Cheer has three primary objectives: help grow and develop interest and participation in Cheer throughout the United States; promote safety and safety education for cheer in the United States; and represent the United States of America in international cheer competitions. 

 

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