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Our Judges:

Adam Denison 

Originally from Kentucky, Adam has been part of the All-Star Cheerleading industry for over 20 years — as an athlete, coach, camp instructor, choreographer, tumbling director, and judge. During his time coaching, his all-star teams won over 50 national titles at some of the world’s largest events. Since beginning his judging career in 2015, Adam has adjudicated The Cheerleading Worlds, The Majors, NCA All-Star Nationals, UCA Internationals, CheerSport Nationals, and for over 20 brands in the United States, Costa Rica, and England. Adam now lives in Nashville, Tennessee and works full-time in the Entertainment Industry as an Agent-Manager for over 20 internationally-touring music artists.

Alyx Wilson

Alyx has spent over 20 years in the All-star cheerleading industry. She started competing at a very young age and knows firsthand the determination required to perform at the highest level. Having transitioned to a judging role since 2012, Alyx has brought her extensive knowledge and passion for the sport to every judging panel she has been on. She has judged large national events throughout the US and Canada, including Cheersport, NCA, and UCA. When not judging, Alyx works in sports full-time as a photographer for a large sports apparel company!

Ann Marie Dearsman 

Ann Marie is a certified judge from Port Richey Florida. She has been in the cheer industry for over 28 years as a Coach, Choreographer, Gym Owner and Judge. Ann Marie has Judged for many prestigious brands in the USA and Canada such as American Championships, All Star Challenge, American Cheer Power, Cheersport, UCA, NCA, Jamfest Super Nationals, Redline, Open Championships, Champions League, The ONE, The Quest, The Summit and The Cheerleading Worlds.

Becca Mason

Becca has been involved with the United Spirit Association for the last 26 years, teaching summer camps for 10 and serving as a head instructor for 6 of those years.  She has been judging regional, national and international cheer and dance competitions for 23 years and the past 16 years has also served as an event director.  Becca has cheered and danced for over 25 years, and has competed nationally as an All Star, and at the collegiate level, for both. She has traveled twice to Mexico City as a judge for ONP Nationals, and has also had the opportunity to judge for the Australian All Star Cheerleading Federation for their Winterfest, National Championships and The Pinnacle. Becca has also had the honor to serve on judging panels for the Cheerleading Worlds for the past 8 years. She has assisted in the New Year’s Day Parade in London, England, as well as the half time shows for the MLS, NCAA, NBA, and also has performed in the half time show for the NFL/AFL Pro Bowl in Hawaii. Becca has been married for 16 years and is a mom of 3 children, 13 year old boy-girl twins and a 12 year old boy. She is currently working part time and is a new resident of the Phoenix, Arizona area.

Britney Holder

Britney Holder has been involved within the cheer and dance industry for over 18 years having coaching and choreography experience. Her passion for the sport and art began at a young age as a competitive gymnast and dancer. Upon graduating high school, Britney was recognized in a publication entitled “Who’s Who Among Student Athletes,” and cheered collegiately on a coed team for The Tennessee State University. In the previous years, Britney has trained with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and has worked with several competitive all-star cheerleading teams within Tennessee. Britney has been granted the opportunity to travel abroad to the United Kingdom for the past 5 years (omitting Covid-19 year), where she served as a judge for Future Cheer Internationals, a cheer and dance worlds bid event. In addition, she has stood in virtually as a building judge for the Australian Allstar Cheerleading Federation (AASCF) and CheerBrandz.

Britton Springer

Britton Springer, a native of Southern California, holds a degree in Exercise Science Sports Medicine. With 20 years of experience as an Allstar cheerleading coach, choreographer, and judge, she has had the privilege of traveling extensively throughout the United States, as well as to Canada, Norway, the Philippines, Australia, and more, coaching and judging talented athletes. 

Caitlin Valerio

For over 15 years Caitlin has worked in the cheer industry as a coach, choreographer, and judge. After cheering in high school and college, Caitlin moved into coaching high schools for over 10 years. After leaving high school coaching, she worked with All-Star teams and started to choreograph and judge. In conjunction with coaching, Caitlin was a high school educator for 8 years and now specializes in curriculum and training development, as well as operations for start up companies. She is originally from Fort. Drum New York, but considers Colorado Springs, Colorado her home where her dad retired from the Army. Caitlin still resides in Colorado with her husband, daughter, and 2 goldendoodles.

Candace Anthony

Candace Anthony has been involved in the cheerleading world for more than 15 years as an athlete, coach, and now judge. She has had the honor of judging many prestigious events including NCA All-Star Nationals and CHEERSPORT Nationals. Candace currently resides in Northern Virginia where she works as Financial Analyst for the Department of Defense. She is looking forward to a great season ahead.

Candace Jones

Candace Jones Operario has judged for Varsity Brands for the past 7 years. Specializing in tumbling execution and difficulty. She has also judged major competition such as All reach the beach Nationals and the D2 Summit. She was also asked to judge Cheer Sport Nationals .She has coached all allstars levels 1-6 for 20+years.Candace also volunteers to help local rec programs and is currently the coach of a local high school coaching Varsity/ JV Cheer and Gymnastics, with 18years of high school coaching experience each year she falls more in love with the kids and the sport. She has coached gymnastics for the past 8 years. 

Christina Henriques

Christina has over 20 years of experience in the cheerleading industry - from athlete to coach and choreographer to judge. She has been a certified judge for 9 years in the categories of tumbling and overall, and has judged at prestigious events including Cheersport and Summit. Christina also works as a scoring official at a number of northeast competition events. This is her third season with Champions League. 

Darryl Lyons

A native of North Little Rock, Arkansas. A graduate and former two year cheerleader and captain of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. A former Head instructor for both NCA and UCA. Has been head coach an a number of colleges and universities including Drury University, The University of Arkansas Razorbacks, Mississippi State University, and most recently Georgia State University. He has won numerous titles with, college, high school, and All Star Programs across the nation. He has also judged for Varsity Brands, several independent event brands, as well as internationally for FEDEPA in Costa Rica.

David Williams

David Williams has over 20 years of experience in tumbling, cheerleading and dance. Starting his tumbling career as a competitive gymnast, he later transitioned to dance while in high school. After only a few years of dance training, David was selected to attend numerous dance intensives at the Juilliard School in NYC and the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago. After high school, David attended the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where he completed his Dance Minor and became a Varsity Cheerleader. While attending UNCG, David was named an NCA All-American and also had the privilege of competing at NCA College Nationals. Upon completing his degrees, he went on to Assistant Coach both the cheer and dance teams at Methodist College in Fayetteville, NC and later Jacksonville University upon his relocation to Florida. David has worked with numerous National Championship All-Star and Collegiate Cheerleading and Dance Programs conducting clinics, as well as consulting on choreography for competition routines. He has also coached a team to win the prestigious Varsity Triple Crown and Summit Championship back to back years as well as achieve a Silver Medal at the Cheerleading Worlds in their first attempt!

Denee Hill

Denee is a former cheerleader and has coached middle and High School competitive cheer for 6 years. Her experiences as a former cheerleader and coach provide her with knowledge and skill within the sport. In her current role, Denee works alongside the scoring team at the Champions League.  Denee is committed to providing the highest level of accuracy, consistency, and transparency in her role.

Erica Neal

Erica Neal is from Lancaster, Ohio and works as a Developmental Specialist.  Erica’s passion for cheerleading began at the early age of 5 and from there she was all in. She has over 29 years of cheerleading experience as an athlete, coach, choreographer, and judge. Erica has helped develop training materials and resources for judges throughout the industry. Erica is a TRU Triple Threat Judge and a certified judge for Varsity. She judges nationally for Greater Midwest Cheer Expo, Jamz Cheer & Dance, Champion Cheer Central, Cheer Derby, Champions League, Winner’s Choice Championships.  She has judged internationally for Canadian Cheer Evolution, Cheer Challenge Chile, and Cheer Brandz. Erica has judged the USASF Cheerleading Worlds for eight years. 

Erin Blette

Erin is a California native raised and residing in Massachusetts. Erin has over 20 years of cheer industry experience, and continues to cheer as a cheer geriatric on the sidelines of a semi-pro football team. Erin has over 14 seasons of judging experience, including high school and all star cheer. She has specialized in the penalty and deduction aspects. While she loves all things cheerleading, clean stunting is her absolute favorite. Erin has a doctorate in education and spends her days as a special educator, dual season high school cheer coach, and collegiate cheer coach.

Harold Williams

Harold Williams is an experienced All-Star Cheerleading Coach, Choreographer, Judge, and Program Director. Driven by the betterment, safety, and growth of our sport, he takes pride in providing the best environment possible for the athletes, coaches, and families he encounters. With over 20 years of experience as a member in the All-Star Cheer Community, his goals includes safely developing athletes in all facets of cheer and the continued development/education in our sport.  In addition to his everyday job functions, Harold continues to strive and commit to the overall success of the all star cheer industry.He judges for USASF Sanctioned events during the season. Also, he’s a member of the USASF Rules Committee.

Jennifer Galetti

Jennifer Galetti has been involved in cheer for over 30 years. Beside cheering in HS herself she cheered for Northwest Missouri State University and for the Kansas City Chiefs Coed squad. Jennifer then coached HS Cheer for next 15 years, with 10 state High School Titles. She also co-started the First Kansas City All-Start Team (Kansas City All-Stars) and coached this team for the next 10 years. They placed consecutively in the top ten at UCA Nationals. Jennifer recently retired from the North Kansas City School District in Kansas City, Missouri. Jennifer also has a love for horses and international travel. Over the years she has worked for ICA, UCA, NCA, from teaching at camps across the US to now judging for 30 years and loving every minute of it!

Jessika Smith

Jessika Smith grew up in New England and still resides there today.  She cheered throughout high school, college, all-stars, and professionally.  The 23-24 All-Star season brings her into her 5th full season of judging.  She is a meticulous deductions judge and if needed has the versatility to work as an execution or difficulty tumbling judge.  She has judged at the All-Star and High School levels.  Prior to judging she coached for 10 years working with tiny tots all the way through college athletes.  Outside of cheerleading, she works full time as the Director of Financial Aid and a few of her hobbies include pure barre instructor, dog mom, and army wife! 

Jordawn Howard

Jordawn is a former University of Louisville cheerleader where she was a 4-time NCA All-American and 2-time NCA Collegiate National Champion.  She was also a member of a USASF World Champion team in 2007.  Jordawn was an NCA instructor and head instructor for three years before transitioning to the judging world.  In her 13 years as an industry judge, Jordawn has traveled both nationally and internationally including to competitions in the U.K., Canada, Japan, Australia, and Chile.  Domestically, Jordawn has judged for several prestigious events including the US Finals, D1 and D2 Summit, and the USASF Cheerleading Worlds. 

Karen Snyder

Karen is a cheerleading professional with over 30 years of experience including a wide variety of roles as athlete, coach, All Star gym owner, choreographer, consultant, and judge. Because of her experience and education in scoring, she’s had the privilege to judge throughout the Continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, and throughout Europe for the past 15 years. She has served in many capacities as a panel judge, head judge, judge trainer, stand manager, and scoring official. She has judged several World Qualifying events, and has judged The Major’s since it’s inception. She has been honored to judge The USASF Cheerleading World Championships since 2013. She and her husband enjoy traveling and spending time with their adult children and first grandson, Tripp.

Kelley Carr

Kelley Carr joined the Premier Athletics family after relocating from Ohio in 2013. She established North Coast All Star Cheer and Dance, Inc. in Berea, Ohio in 1998. During her time there she managed the coaching staff, tumbling class instruction, designed curriculum, planning travel, as well as, was the head coach of a number of teams ranging from level 1-5. Currently, Kelley is a USASF Credentialing Instructor. She is a certified panel judges for a number of events throughout the United States. Kelley is credentialed levels 1-5, CPR and certified through the Special Olympic course for coaching cheerleading, First Aid & CPR certified, and has completed Concussion training.  She has coached the Father Ryan High School competitive program for 6 years and is certified through USA Cheer. Kelley runs the International Baccalaureate Program at Hillsboro High School and has master’s degree in Special Education and Reading.

Kristin Marcum

Kristin Marcum is from Charleston, South Carolina. She has a degree in Physical Therapy from MUSC and spends her days working as a pediatric physical therapist. She has over 18 years experience in the cheer industry together as an school/rec coach, all star cheerleading coach and judge. She is looking forward to continuing to be apart of the Champions League events this season. When she is not judging, she is traveling with her 9 year old daughter for cheer competitions or watching her 5 year old son’s baseball and soccer games. 

Lauren Botti

My passion for Cheerleading began at the age of 5. By the time I was 13, I had invested my time into not only cheering, but taking on a Coaching Position as a Junior Staff Member. I have Coached at the All-Star level for 25 years and spent a few of those years as the Fall Head Cheerleading Coach at a local High School. The love and passion I have for the growth of Cheerleading has allowed me to travel across the country to attend workshops, and conferences, to stay up to date on scoring. Recently, I have added “Gym Ownership” to my list of accomplishments.During my tenure, I have focused on the growth of every athlete while providing a strong mentorship with the emphasis on “team”.  Attention to detail, safe progressions and building a strong foundation are a few of my stronger areas of expertise. These foundations have helped in some of my greatest Coaching accomplishments (Placing 7th at The Summit, 2nd at All Star Worlds and 13th/114 teams at All Star Worlds).

Matt Smith

Matt Smith has been involved in the All Star Judging industry for over 10 seasons - all of which he has spent time as a panel judge and USASF Safety judge. Originally from Ohio, Matt currently is an All Star Gym Director and Coach at East Celebrity Elite outside the Boston-area of Massachusetts. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his better half Mike and their animals Dean, Blair, and Rae. 

Michele Ziegler

Michele has over 40 years of cheerleading, coaching and judging experience.  Her experience includes 30 years at the high school and 25 years at the All-Star Level. Michele is a USASF Safety Judge.  Michele is also the Coordinator for the NYS All-Star Cheer Alliance.Michele has also been an AACCA Safety Certifier since 1999. Michele owned a gym in Buffalo NY and led her program to many National Championship titles.  Her gym was the recipient of the 2010 USASF Chairman’s Cup, which recognized them for their philanthropy efforts.  Michele served as the NYS Public High School Cheerleading Coordinator for 10 years, during which time (2014), cheerleading became a sport. She was a member of the USASF Sanctioning Committee and the World’s Advisory Board.Michele lives in Buffalo, NY with her husband, Duke, of 33 years.  They have three children; and are over the moon excited to spend time with their new granddaughter.

Phyliss Schatz

Phyllis Schatz has been a local, state, national and international judge for over 35 years. She recently retired after teaching for 41 years.  She has traveled to Chile the past 10 years to judge their National Championship. She has coached on the junior high and high school level for 40 years. Her teams are consistently one of the top squads. She has been judging all-star since its inception. She was the 2010 SITA Nominee for Coach of the year, 2007 National Coach of the year finalist and the 2016 Pennsylvania State Cheerleading Coach of the year. She is a member of Shaler Area School District Athletic Hall of Fame. She was named 2018 NFHS Pennsylvania State Coach of the year. She has judged such prestigious events as: NCA ALL Star Nationals, UCA All Star Nationals, Jamfest Super Nationals, Cheersport Nationals, The Summit. D2 Summit, All Star Worlds 2022 ,US Finals and the WASF Championship.

Rubin Ortiz

Ruben is a Texas native with over 15 years of judging experience. He was a high school cheerleader, all-star cheerleader and collegiate cheerleader at The University of Texas at Austin. Ruben comes with extensive judging experience and has judged at the regional, state, national and international level. 

Serena Harris

Serena is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science with a Concentration in Fitness Management and a Minor in Coaching Science and also holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology.  Before moving into judging full time, Serena coached on the high school level as the Assistant Head Fall, Winter and Competition coach at Christiana High School in Newark, Delaware for 16 years- (1997-2013) where they took home 9 State Championship titles under her tenure.  While coaching on the High School level Serena was an open level all star athlete and coached at the historic Diamond State Wildcats, where she also served as the head tumbling instructor for 2 years.  Before retiring from All Star coaching and cheer, Serena held the head coach position at Wesley College for the 2005 season, later moving into judging full time.  Serena has been judging for the last 18 years and currently serves as a nationally certified judge for Nfinity Champion’s League, Varsity Spirit Brands, multiple IEP’s, as well as a certified judge for DSCA- the Delaware State governing body for competitive cheer.

Shaunte Strong

Shaunte is a Certified Judge and has been a part of cheerleading for decades, starting with rec cheer as a young girl. She began judging in 2015 with Varsity All-Star as a way to ensure that she could be a part of the fundamental aspect of cheerleading, and bring diversity to the judging panels. It was important to her to show athletes, that anyone, regardles of their physical attributes, hair texture, gender, or sexual orientation, could be a part of a sport that was so near and dear to her. As a judge, she prides herself on thorough feedback and education, to ensure all programs have adequate knowledge to be their best. She has had the pleasure of judging all over the US and internationally, for events such as UCA, NCA, Jamfest Super Nationals, US Finals, Summit, and D2 Summit, and has been a part of the Champions League family for 3 seasons. She was recently named Region 4-5A Coach of the Year for Georgia High School, and looks forward to continuing to bring her expertise in providing valuable feedback to programs!

Shawn Simmons

Shawn Simmons is a 19-year industry veteran who has judged the Cheerleading Worlds and numerous International and National events including The Summit, D2 Summit, NCA All Star Nationals, and CHEERSPORT Nationals. Shawn is a current USASF Connection Leader and former member of the USASF National Advisory Board. He is a doctoral candidate at the University of Southern California and is a Marketing Communications Manager. A New Orleans, Louisiana native, Shawn currently resides in Massachusetts with his dog, Penny.

Sierra Boardman

Sierra is originally from Maine where she grew up doing competitive cheerleading and gymnastics. After high school, Sierra worked for NCA for 12 years as a Head Instructor teaching camps across the United States, and even one in Japan. She has been coaching all stars at East Celebrity Elite since 2008 and she currently coaches levels 1-6. Outside of coaching she also does choreography for youth and high school teams around New England. Before going to the gym in the evening Sierra works at a local animal shelter where she is an Animal Care Specialist and Adoption Counselor. Sierra currently resides in Massachusetts.

Stephanie Karg

Stephanie has more than 15 years in the cheerleading industry. From athlete to coach and now judge. She has traveled to over 10 States judging various local, state, regional and All Star events including Regional Summit  When not on the riser, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching her son’s hockey games, going to the gym and snuggling with her dogs Marvis and Lily!

Tina Poston

Tina is from Los Angeles. For over 20 years, Tina has been involved in the industry.  She has coached competitive teams from elementary to college as well as all-star.  Tina has choreographed national championship high school and all-star teams throughout the western US.  She has been judging for 12 years, both domestic and internationally. Tina has judged at the Varisty Summit and D2 Summit and other Year End Events.