Apr. 4, 2013 – AUSTIN, Texas — Cheer Channel Inc. (CCI), the #1 online news and entertainment network for the spirit industry, announced the lineup of real All-Star cheerleaders who will appear in the second season of the hit web-series, Secret Diary of an American Cheerleader 2: The Fierce One. The All-Star guest cast is composed of 11 talented and well-known male and female cheerleaders from different All-Star teams across the country.
The All-Stars will be cast as part of the rival cheer squad, “Shooting Stars,” out to upset the two-time National Champions, the “Texas Twisters.” The guest cast has includes Cami Branson, Maison Baker, Apple Graceffa, Holden Ray, Abbey Burns, Kristen Basquill, Macie Dickey, Nolan Higgins, Taylor Steinmark, Hope Bravo, and Tyler Steinmark.
Cami Branson has been cheering competitively since she was 5 years old, and cheering on Level 5 since the age of 7. Cami cheers for the Spirit of Texas IOC5 co-ed in the Dallas, TX area. She is a triple-threat flyer, tumbler and jumper. Most recently, Cami and her previous team, Cheer Athletics won NCA Nationals 2012 and were named World Champions at Worlds in Orlando, Fl. Cami was a part of Secret Diary of an American Cheerleader:Season 1, as one of the Angels All-Stars, and was also a member of Cheer Channel”s inaugural class of Superstars of All-Stars.
Maison Baker cheers for Maryland Twisters Black Ice in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Her team is a co-ed International Level 5 team. Maison has been cheerleading since she was in kindergarten and has lived in several different states and had the opportunity to cheer at many different gyms.
Apple Graceffa has been a cheerleader for the California All-Stars Large Co-Ed team. Apple has been cheering for 5 years but got his start in dance. Recently, Apple was National Champion an NCA nationals and a Silver Medalist at the World Cheerleading Championships in 2012. He was also part ofSecret Diary of an American Cheerleader: Season 1, as one of the Angels All-Stars.
Holden Ray is a cheerleader for the Cheer Extreme All-Stars Coed Elite based out of Kernersville, North Carolina. He is a 7 time Cheersport Nationals Champion, a 2010 NCA Champion and a 2011 Silver Medalist at the Cheerleading Worlds Championships. Holden was named a Top 21 Athletes Under the Age of 21 at the 2011 Worlds, and is a 2012 Nfinity Legend, 2012 MAJORS Champion, 2012-2013 Cheerlebrity Judge.
Abbey Burns hails from Jackson, Mississippi and cheers for the Central Mississippi Cheerleading, International Open Level 5 as a Top and Mid Layer Pyramid. She is also a recognizable and talented tumbler. Her team attended the Cheerleading Worlds Championships in 2011 and 2012. Abbey was also featured on the cover of the December 2011 issue of Inside Cheerleading Magazine.
Kristen Basquill started her competitive cheerleading career at the age of 5 and has been competing nationally for 11 years. She currently cheers on the Large All-Girl Level 5 team of Maryland Twisters F5 where she is a powerful flyer and tumbler. She is a sophomore at Oxford High School, and lives in Lincoln University, Pennsylvania. She has competed 4 times at Cheerleading Worlds, and is a 2012 Silver Medalist.
Macie Dickey is an 8-year-old cheerleader for the ACX Junior Co-ed Level 5 and Junior Level 4 teams. Macie was named Junior Cheerleader of the Year for the Cheer Leader Magazine in 2012. Macie loves cheerleading, tumbling and trampolines, and excels in school and cheer.
Taylor Steinmark is in the 7th grade and is a flyer for the Cheer Central Suns in Broomfield, Colorado. Taylor began cheerleading after she was bullied in school for several years due to her small size compared to other kids in school. Taylor has perfected her cheerleading skills and is an excellent flyer.
Hope Bravo cheers for the Cheer Athletics Jags Large Jr. All-Girl team. She has been involved in gymnastics for 11 years and cheerleading for 10 years. She is a 2-time World Champion, 3-time Worlds Medalist, 7-time NCA Champion, 2012 NCA Grand Champion and Majors Champion. Hope is also a Jr. Elite International gymnast in Trampoline and Power Tumbling and is currently on the USA”s National Team.
Tyler Steinmark is a sophomore in high school and cheers for the Cheer Central Suns in Broomfield, Colorado. Tyler gave up a football quarterback position and baseball 4 years ago in order to focus entirely on cheer. He has always had the support of his old teammates and cheerleading is now his life and his sport.
Kyle Blitch is an actor, model and former cheerleader from Los Angeles, California. Kyle has over 20 years experience as a competitive gymnast and cheerleader, having competed on National Title holding All-Star and collegiate teams, Top Gun All-Stars and Hawaii Pacific University. Kyle is also the founder and owner of Custom Grooves Productions. Kyle Began working in the theatre starring in plays such asCamelot and Oliver Twist. Kyle played the role of Coach Roger on Secret Diary of an American Cheerleader: Season 1.
Jacinto “Hoss” Rodriguez is a former cheerleader for the Cheer Athletics Cheetahs and the University of Houston. He has worked in the cheer industry for the past 14 years, including 3 years as an NCA staff instructor. Hoss also won an NCA Collegiate National Championship in 2003. He is currently an actor and a cheer and dance choreographer in Houston, Texas, and was in the movie, Bring It On 4: In It To Win It.
Russel Miller is a cheer coach, choreographer and owner of The Elite Cheer Company in South Austin, Texas. Russell is also former University of Texas and All-Star cheerleader. Russell has also contributed his choreography talents to such films as “Varsity Blues,” and “The New Guy.”
Sponsors for the series include Amethyst Jeans, Kick”s Athleticks, The Elite Cheer Company, POWERBows, Hoss Choreography, Glitterbug Cosmetics, Go! Fight! Win! Music, Chasse, Cheer Star Productions. CCI Media Partners for the series include The Cheer Leader Magazine, Inside Cheerleading Magazine, CHEERMaD, Atlanta Cheer Magazine, Cheer XM1, Cheer Phi Magazine, and AlumniCheerleaders.com.
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