About US Cheer Rebels cheer teams and classes in Mahwah NJ

About Us

Group photo of US Cheer Rebels teams in Mahwah NJ

Our Rebellion keeps growing stronger and more dominant every year!

U.S. Cheer Rebels launched back in 2016. Fresh off a very successful All-Star and college cheerleading career of his own, program founder and head coach, Drew Dehart, moved to New Jersey from his home state of Chicago to give northern New Jersey an All-Star Cheerleading gym that was worth watching.


Over the past five seasons, this program has evolved greatly from where it started. Accomplishing things like obtaining their first bid to The Summit in only their second year of competing, U.S. Cheer Rebels proved early on that they are and will continue to be a force to be reckoned with in the cheer community.

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.

US Cheer Rebels Staff NJ
US Cheer Rebels Program Director Drew Dehart


Drew Dehart is our Program Director & Head Coach of U.S. Cheer Rebels. He 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 is a 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!

US Cheer Coach and Choreographer Bucky O'Leary
US Cheer Rebels coach Deanna Maskley


Deanna is currently a college student at Ramapo College of New Jersey. Her current major is 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!”


"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