Coach Lindsey Wheeley has grown the Belmont Bruins to a nationally ranked cheer team while battling multiple sclerosis
Lindsey Wheeley has taken the Belmont Bruins cheer squad from five members to a nationally ranked team in the Large Coed division. She has been battling multiple sclerosis for the past five years but has not let that keep her from leading her team to new heights.
NORMAL, Ill. — Teammates Secily Patterson and Brady Stoewer were part of the title-winning Normal West Cheer Team last season. Secily has been a D1 recruit to Purdue University since sophomore year. Brady, who started cheering his junior year, is now cheering for University of Kentucky, a school known for their cheer chops.
Kennady Kasteler, a 17-year-old Brighton High School cheerleader, saved the life of a classmate at a local recreational basketball game in Sandy, Utah. When her friend had a cardiac incident after suffering a seizure on the court, Kasteler’s training in CPR as a lifeguard helped her spring into action.
Fort Erie native and Brock University nursing student, Kyla Reynolds, is cheering her way through school as she pursues a career as a registered nurse.
With many years of success, Bowling Green High School’s cheerleading team has had many victories from cheering on state champions to winning some on their own. In February, the team added a new feat to its accomplishments, winning a national championship.
Chloe Cannon, 12, became a competitive gymnast at age 5, but after years of grueling practice hours culminating in dozens of medals and trophies and titles, she walked away from it all to have a normal life as a middle school cheerleader.
A star on her high school dance line and in her award-winning high school marching band, Meghan Gallagher is an athlete in her own right. And then, last summer, after suffering a three-minute grand mal seizure, she was diagnosed with juvenile epilepsy.