Legacy Cheerleading

This is Legacy Cheerleading! Manitoba's newest Allstar cheerleading program. We are built on a foundation of dedication to our athletes, and ran by a group of talented and knowledgeable community members who keep the progress of our sport and it's athletes at the forefront of their minds. Each member of Legacy is a driven and self motivated athlete, who was brought up on the same virtues and guiding values that we hope to bestow upon our athletes. Since day one we have focused on principles of success such as perseverance, focus, determination and confidence. With these ideas guiding us, and with these thoughts being placed and nurtured in the minds of our young ones, we were able to have an incredibly successful debut season, and will continue to refine our craft, to push our program into the spotlight.

Every business can tell you what they do, but let us explain why we do it. We are here to give our athletes everything that cheer has given us. We are here to promote confidence in our youth. We here to safely develop the body and minds of these kids into the most successful versions of themselves. We are here to meticulously and patiently grow our athletes as individuals at their own pace, through carefully and strategically designed progressions. Lastly, we are here to show the world that cheerleading is one of the most challenging and rewarding sports in the world, and that cheer is home to some of the best athletes the world has to offer.

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THE LEADERS

 

 

All of our members have an unwavering passion for the sport of cheerleading, so much so that it has brought us together to work towards what Legacy Cheerleading stands for. We all desire and strive for a positive change in the industry and it is our mission to revolutionize cheerleading as a sport in Manitoba.


DANESSA PICARD

With over 14 years of experience in the competitive cheerleading industry, Danessa has coached and competed in both school and All Star Cheerleading programs. These programs include Dakota Collegiate, Winnipeg Elite Cheer, Storm Cheer, Bison Cheerleading and Mayhem Cheer. She is also a former member of the Winnipeg Blue Bomber Cheer and Dance Team.

Danessa is currently a judge for Manitoba Cheerleading Federation competitions as well as acting as the US All Star Federation Credentialer for Manitoba. She holds the highest level of certification from the USASF.

Danessa is certified in First Aid and CPR-HCP, Respect in Sport and has a Bachelors of Kinesiology and Rec Management in Athletic Therapy. To top it off she works as the head athletic therapist for Elite Performance.

ALICE CHARLES

Getting her start in gymnastics from Winnipeg Gymnastics Centre, Alice has a ccombinationion of over 16 years as both a provincial competitive gymnast and a competitive dancer. Additionally, as a former athlete of Bison Cheerleading and Mayhem Cheer she has over 5 years experience in competitive All Star Cheerleading.

Alice currently coaches for Dynamite Cheerleading and is the tumbling coach for TecVoc High School’s cheerleading program. She is a member of the National Cheer Canada Leaders board, certified First Aid and CPR-C, and is USASF certified to Level 2 in tumble and stunt. Alice also has her Respect in Sport and is working towards NCCP certification and a degree in biopsychology at the University of Winnipeg.

NICK VERBURG

Nick has been cheerleading for three seasons. In that short time, like all of us, the sport has completely won his heart. Initially starting on Manitoba Mayhem, Nick's skill and drive led him to achieve a spot as a member of the Blue Bombers Cheer and Dance Team for the first time in 2014. 

Nick says, " It didn't take long for me to notice the positive effect that cheer had on my life. As soon as I was aware of how the sport was changing me, I knew that I needed to give the same experience back. I believe in an individual approach, to each athlete, as everybody has their own goals and dreams. I believe that with the right help and fire in your chest, there's nothing in the world that you can't accomplish.  I love the feeling of helping people reach their goals!"

Nick currently coaches for Dakota Collegiate's cheer team and was recently brought on as an assistant coach for the Blue Bombers Stunt Team. He can usually be found at open gym, three, or four times a week growing as an athlete, but also helping anybody that wants it; no matter what team they're on. Nick has his First Aid and CPR and is credentialed to USASF level 3.

MARK LOUGHERY

Mark has been actively involved within the cheerleading community for 6 years, getting his start as a Bison Cheerleading athlete. Mark eventually moved on to coach Manitoba Mayhem who this past season, with a spectacular group of athletes, went on to qualify and compete in the World's Championship located in Florida, USA. For the past four consecutive years, Mark has been chosen to represent Canada as an athlete on the national cheer team, Team Canada. He has assisted with various cheerleading camps across Canada teaching children and adults of all ages the fundamentals of cheer.

Mark says, " When you are surrounded by people who share a passion and commitment toward a common purpose, anything is possible."

Mark is certified to the highest level with the USASF, he also is certified in First Aid, CPR and Respect in Sport. Currently, he is working on a business degree with the co-op program between Red River College and the University of Manitoba.

BAILEY CAMPBELL

Bailey has been involved with cheerleading for 16 years as an athlete, judge and coach. She began cheerleading at Edward Schreyer School. She has coached at both the school and All Star levels with Vincent Massey Collegiate, Manitoba Mayhem and most recently assisted with the University of Manitoba Bisons Cheer Team. Bailey has served as a judge with the Manitoba Cheer Federation since its founding in 2010. She has also served on the executive board of the MCF as Fundraising Director and Events Director. Bailey has obtained her NCCP Level 1 in Theory and Respect In Sport Certifications. Additionally, Bailey attended coaches conferences in Canada and the US and will complete her USASF credentialing fall. 

Outside of cheerleading, Bailey works in a clinical learning facility at the University of Manitoba working with health care professionals to advance their training and knowledge.

MEAGHAN GIESBRECHT

Meaghan has over 10 years of experience as a competitive gymnast. She started her gymnastics at Winnipeg Gymnastics Centre and ended at Springers Gymnastics where she competed for Team Manitoba for 4 consecutive years.

Meaghan began all star cheerleading after gymnastics and will be started her eighth season. She started on an all-girl level team called Manitoba Storm where she competed for 2 seasons. From there she became a Bison Cheerleading athlete at the University of Manitoba. This past year she was an athlete on Manitoba Mayhem, where went to the USASF Worlds Cheerleading Competition in Orlando, Florida. For the past four consecutive years, Meaghan has ben chosen to represent Canada as an athlete on the national cheer team, Team Canada. She has assisted with and helped run cheerleading camps throughout Manitoba, teaching the the fundamentals of cheer.

Meaghan has her Respect in Sport. She also has her degree in Environmental Designs in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba.

MACKENZIE GMITEREK

Hi Mackenzie has been involved in cheerleading for the last 13 years. She started her cheer career at Edward Schreyer School, eventually spending 7 years with the University of Manitoa Bison Cheer team as an athlete and coach. Mackenzie has also been a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bomber Cheer Team for 4 seasons. In 2014, she was selected to compete at ICU Worlds with Team Canada Cooed Premier in Orlando, Florida. 

Mackenzie has an extensive coaching background in gymnastics, having been a competitive athlete for 15 years and is currently a Level 2 gymnastics coach. She has experience coaching athletes from the age of 3 and up! She is USASF credentialed in all areas to Level 5.

Along with her gymnastics and cheerleading certifications, Mackenzie is certified in First Aid, CPR, and has completed her Respect in Sport Training. Mackenzie is a soon to be graduate from the University of Manitoba and will receive her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering this year!
 

RYAN DAUN

HAILEY MUSTO

JULIA MCNAUGHTON