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About US Cheer Rebels cheer teams and classes in Mahwah NJ

About Us

 Our Rebellion keeps growing stronger and more dominant every year! 

US Cheer Rebels practicing their moves before a competition

US Gymnastics Development Center II was started in 1988 as a recreational and competitive gymnastics program. In 2016, US Cheer Rebels was formed as our very first All-Star Cheerleading program.

We started from complete scratch with nothing more than a dream but right from the start we knew that one day the US Cheer Rebels name was going to be a force to be reckoned with. In our first year we had no competitive teams, only a few athletes, our second year we put together our first team. Fast forwarding to having just finished our 8th Season with 12 competitive elite teams and our 2ND SEASON RANKED AS A D1 PROGRAM! Now we enter into SEASON 9 with humble hopes and big dreams to keep growing. With our brand new state-of-the-art facility and our WORLDS, SUMMIT AND NATIONAL CHAMPION COACHES we have quickly grown to become one of the top competitive programs in the state of New Jersey. 
 

After only 8 Seasons our program has earned 6 Worlds Bids, 1 being Paid, 9 D2 Summit Bids with 3 being Paid and 6 D1 Summit Bids with multiple PAID! Last year ALL of our Summit and Worlds eligible teams earned bids to their post-season events! For our second year as D1 we were very, very proud and even more grateful for such an amazing season, motivating us to see what our “Rebel Gang” can accomplish together next...

 

Our coaches and support staff here at US Cheer Rebels work tirelessly with all of our athletes to ensure constant skill development, personal growth and subsequent achievement in all levels of All-Star Cheerleading. It is our mission to safely progress skills and to ensure that they are able to perform at the peak of their athletic ability in the gym and on the competition floor. We also believe that being a member of our All-Star program should provide much more than just training in cheerleading. We hope that creating a positive athletic experience for all of our  athletes will help them to succeed in their other areas of life beyond cheer. While training and learning alongside like-minded competitors, it’s our belief that our athletes will gain a tremendous amount of self-confidence and learn valuable lessons not only in a team dynamic but in life. Athletes are continually taught and shown good sportsmanship, goal setting, achievement and pride. Through hard work, dedication and focus, they learn quickly that they can accomplish any task they set their minds to. Becoming a member of the US Cheer Rebels All-Star program rewards not only our athletes, but also enables families to witness the personal growth of their children through athletics. Many of our athletes spend countless hours in the gym working on and perfecting their competitive routine elements. 

our coaches

Our staff at U.S. Cheer Rebels is as qualified as it can get. From NCA College Nationals, to NCA All-Star Nationals, to the Summit, all the way to the Cheerleading Worlds, our staff has accomplished it all. While every coach at U.S Cheer Rebels is unique and different in their own ways, they all share a common love for coaching cheerleading and will stop at nothing to make sure their athletes are not only successful, but also happy.

Coaches
Drew O'Leary

DREW O'LEARY

Team Coach & Co-Program Director

Drew O'Leary is an accomplished member of the cheerleading community. He has cheered and competed for the two #1 Collegiate Cheer Programs in the country - the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville.

 

He placed in the Top 10, four times at The USASF All-Star Cheerleading Worlds, was a 2013 CHEERSPORT Collegiate National Champion and the 2016 NCA National Collegiate Champion. He has 10 years of coaching and cheer experience and was named the Top Veteran Instructor for NCA Speed Camps.

Bucky O'Leary

BUCKY O’LEARY

Team Coach & Co-Program Director

Bucky O’Leary is an 8x World Champion, NCA Collegiate Grand National Champion, 2x Team USA Gold Medalist, Hot Shot Tumbler, Jumper & Dancer, NCA All American, Undefeated Individual National Champion, Owner of the International Choreography Company, Bucky O’Leary Choreography, Coached and choreographed fro multiple Summit Winning Routines, USASF Choreographer of the Year Nominee, Coach of the World Cup Shooting Stars.


Bucky has also performed with Cirque Du Soleil, stunt doubled in movies, appeared in off Broadway productions, television commercials, has multiple Cheer magazine covers, owned his own gyms, and is now so excited to be part of the Rebel Family!

OUR 2023-2024 Coaches

Logan

LOGAN
Vest

Team Coach &
Administrative Staff

Logan is our office manager and cheerleading coach here at Rebels! She comes from years of experience as a cheerleading coach. She is USASF credentialed in stunting levels 1-6. Logan also graduated from Monmouth University with a bachelors in social work with a minor in childhood studies as well as a master’s degree in Social Work.

Nasia

Nasia Quinones

Team Coach &
Class Instructor

Coach Nasia attended Valdosta State University in Georgia, where she won the 2013 NCA National Collegiate Championship in Daytona, FL. She continued her education at William Paterson University in New Jersey, where she graduated with a BA in Communication and an MA in Professional Communication. Coach Nasia has been volunteering coaching her town's recreational cheerleading program for 6 years, where they have won 4 national titles. She also continues to coach her alma mater, Paramus Catholic High School and has won 4 state titles as an athlete and coach. She has been an athlete on Revive for 3 years and is going to be a 2nd year coach. While also coaching, Nasia works at Rebel Athletic and helps our program design stunning uniforms, practice sets and so much more. She is super excited to continue her passion in the cheerleading world and for an amazing season to come! 

Vinny

VINNY MORANO

Team Coach &
Class Instructor

Vinny defines RR4L! He has been at Rebels since day 1! Vinny started at Rebels in 2016, his first team being Junior Rebels. He was a part of the FIRST ever Reckless Rebels. Vinny grew throughout the Rebels program, finishing 9th in the world on the Rage Rebels in 2023. When Vinny was not on the cheerleading mat, he was standing in front of it, junior coaching as well as teaching tumbling classes. Vinny is officially one of our coaches as well as an athlete on the Revive Rebels! Outside of the gym, Vinny attends Ramapo College, majoring in Sports Journalism.

Meaghan

meaghan WINNANS

Team Coach &
Class Instructor

Hi I’m Meaghan! I started cheering when I was 6 years old until I began all-star cheerleading at 12. Once I aged out of all-star in the 2017-2018 cheerleading season, I ventured off to college where I continued cheerleading on a D1 team. Fall of 2019, I found my way back home where I completed my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education with a Child Development Associate(CDA) certification. I currently work full-time in an early childhood education program as a lead teacher in a class with 2.5-3 year olds. Shortly after graduating and obtaining a job in Spring 2020, I realized my heart still belonged to cheerleading so I joined U.S Cheer Rebels. I have been on Revive for the past 2 seasons making season 7 my 3rd. I can’t wait for this new experience not only as an athlete but as a coach. U.S Cheer Rebels is my home away from home so I can’t wait to spend even more time here helping others!

PJ

PJ PAGNOZZI

Team Coach
 

With 10+ years in the industry, PJ is no stranger to the cheer world! From athlete to coach, PJ has worked within multiple fields in the cheerleading world. Coach PJ has cheered at multiple gyms on multiple levels around the country and has won numerous state and national titles for both all star and school cheer! PJ is USASF certified levels 1-3 in Stunting and Tumbling, Safe Sport Certified, Safe @Allstar Certified, CPR and First Aid Certified. PJ strives to mold and inspire athletes with his creative directive and passion for this sport.

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COACH DEANNA

Cheer Coach

Deanna graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a degree in elementary school education with a minor in mathematics. She has been cheering since she was 4, and began all-star cheerleading in middle school. She has been a flyer her whole life and is our flyer coach here at U.S. Cheer Rebels. Among the multiple National Championship Titles she has won, she is most proud of her 2 wins at NCA Nationals and Cheersport Nationals! She has competed at the D1 Summit multiple times and has won The Summit! Along with all of her titles she feels her biggest accomplishments have come with coaching the teams here at U.S Cheer Rebels. She is proud to say “Nothing feels better than helping my athletes reach the goals that they have set for themselves!”

TUMBLING INSTRUCTORS

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Katie Cericola

Class Instructor

Bio coming soon!

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Mike Castillo

Class Instructor

Bio coming soon!

testimonials

"U.S Cheer Rebels offers me a positive and wonderful place where I can practice the sport I love."

 

- U.S Cheer Rebels Athlete

"As a parent, it's reassuring and comforting to know that my kids are trained by the best of the best in a safe and encouraging environment."

 

- U.S Cheer Rebels Parent

("US Cheer Rebels) is probably one of the fastest growing gyms in New Jersey. They're truly changing the game of Cheerleading and putting their own spin on it!"

 

- A fellow All-Star gym owner

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