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 O'Leary, 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.

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Drew O'Leary

DREW O'LEARY

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

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!

Logan

LOGAN
Vest

Coach

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.

Deanna

deanna maskley

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!”

Nasia

Nasia Quinones

Coach

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! 

Anthony

Anthony DeCicco

Tumbling Director

Anthony is our tumbling Director of US Cheer Rebels. He is USASF credentialed in tumbling in levels 1-6. Prior to being a tumbling instructor, Coach Anthony was a level six cheerleader for 7 years, earning bronze at the 2008 World Championship and won hundreds of national titles during his cheerleading career.

Coach Anthony has been a tumbling instructor for the past 13 years. He has worked with athletes of all ages and levels. Coach Anthony’s goal is to provide excellent training to every athlete by providing them with helpful corrections and drills that will fix any issue. Coach Anthony works directly with the athlete to set their own individual goals. He strives on making our athletes stronger by maximizing their full potential while having fun!

As the head tumbling coach, Coach Anthony will give athletes the tools necessary to develop healthy habits, confidence, dedication and determination that will be beneficial for them both short and long term! 

PJ

Coach PJ

Class Instructor

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.

Meaghan

coach meaghan

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!

Arianna

arianna

Junior Coach
Alex

alex

Junior Coach
Hailey

hailey

Junior Coach
Skylar

skylar

Junior Coach
Molly

molly

Junior Coach
Vinny

vinny

Junior Coach
Caitlin

caitlin

Junior Coach

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