ABOUT US

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What We Believe:

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

History of Cross Cheer:

Cross Cheer was founded in 2005, by Brittany Cavender, with the mission of introducing young girls to the sport of cheerleading in a Christ-centered atmosphere. A former SMU Cheerleader, NCA Instructor, Cheer Athletics athlete and Rockwall High School captain, Brittany distinctly remembers those coaches throughout her cheering career who impacted her life for Christ. She was blessed to have coaches who provided sweet encouragement, built confidence and used Bible verses to motivate and inspire.

 

In her senior year at Southern Methodist University, while taking an entrepreneurship class, Brittany realized her dream was to combine her love for children, cheerleading and God into a Christian cheerleading company. Soon after developing a business plan and consulting many friends and talented professionals, her dream became a reality. In the summer of 2005, Cross Cheer was established as an LLC and hosted its first Christian cheerleading camp with Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas on September 17.

 

Over a decade later, Cross Cheer is blessed to partner with over 20 churches and academies in the Dallas area and in Austin, TX, hosting over 5,000 girls at it's summer camps.

Our Commitment:

Cross Cheer is committed to providing a fun, safe environment where young girls are taught the fundamentals of cheerleading (motions, cheers, dance, stunts, tumbling & jumps) in a Christ-centered atmosphere and are encouraged spiritually by our Christian coaching staff.

TEAM

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Brittany Cavender

Owner

 

Brittany has been in the cheerleading industry for over 20 years with her most notable experiences being an SMU Mustangs cheerleader, Trinity Christian Academy coach and Cheer Athletics nationally ranked athlete. Brittany has owned and operated Cross Cheer for a decade and enjoys the opportunity to reach little hearts for Christ in the Dallas and Austin area through cheerleading. In addition to Cross Cheer, Brittany enjoys being a wife (husband Kyle), mom to Bo & Kinsley (twins born July 2015) and JP (born June 2018) and attending Grace Community Church in Lindale, TX.

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Erika Toney

All Star Director -

Now Legacy Cheer

Webite: https://www.legacycheerallstar.com/

 

Erika has been involved in cheerleading for over 20 years including being an SMU cheerleader, winning 2nd place at NCA Collegiate National Competition, coaching High School Varsity cheer for 10 years at MacArthur High School and Trinity Christian Academy. In addition to working for Cross Cheer for many summers, Erika and husband, Michael, find joy in their two daughters, Raylee and Harper. She attends Watermark Community Church in Dallas.

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Lauren Swaringen

Camp Manager

 

Lauren is a current 8th grade Language Arts teacher in Frisco ISD. She is a former Varsity cheerleader and was involved in the Tumbling and Stunt team at Asbury University. She is finishing up her 13th year as a middle school cheer coach. She attends church at Hope Fellowship in Frisco. Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and is very excited to continue her Cross Cheer journey spreading the love of Jesus to young girls!

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Chloe Krieg

Head Coach

Chloe is currently working towards her Master's in Human Development and Family Studies at Texas State University, and previously received her Bachelor's in Child and Family Services from Abilene Christian University. Chloe formerly attended Anderson High School in Austin, Texas where she was on the Varsity cheer squad. During her time cheering, she attended NCA and UCA camps, as well as served as a Social Officer. In addition to serving at Cross Cheer this summer, Chloe will be completing a Child Life Practicum at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee as she works towards becoming a Child Life Specialist. Chloe is excited to meet some enthusiastic campers this summer and cheer for God's Squad! 

 

Sarah Richardson

Head Coach

 

Sarah is the current PE teacher at Brentfield Elementary in Richardson ISD. She formerly cheered for the University of Texas at Austin. Hook’em! This is Sarah’s tenth year coaching for Cross Cheer. She has a heart for teaching these young girls about Jesus in such a fun atmosphere! She coached the Cross Cheer All-Star Angels team for 2020-21 season and helps prepare junior high and high school girls for tryouts throughout the year. She is a former Richardson Young Life leader and attends Mosaic church in Richardson. 

Elle Brumley

Head Coach

 

Elle has been cheering for a total of 12 years, doing both competitive cheer as well as sideline cheer. Currently, she is a Division II cheerleader at Harding University. Prior to that, she cheered for 4 years at LoveJoy High School in Lucas, Texas, serving as a Varsity captain for 2 years. While at LoveJoy, her competition team won several titles including 2nd Place Overall in Texas at the UIL State Competition. In addition to working for Cross Cheer, she previously coached at Pro Spirit of McKinney. Elle absolutely loves Cross Cheer and the opportunity it's given her to share the love of Jesus while also sharing her love for cheer! 

 

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Sarah Gibson

Head Coach

 

Sarah is currently a senior at TCU where she is studying nursing. Sarah cheered competitively at Cheer Athletics for 11 years where she won countless national titles and the World Championships. Sarah cheered at Rockwall-Heath High School for four years and was a NCA All-American 5 times. She went on to cheer collegiately for the TCU Horned Frogs. Sarah feels so honored to get to spread the word of God to young girls through the sport of cheerleading!

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Hannah Bradley

Head Coach

Hannah Bradley is currently a sophomore studying Kinesiology at Tarleton State University. She has done power tumbling and trampoline since the age of 3 and has been involved with cheerleading for 9 years. She was a Varsity cheerleader at Lubbock-Cooper High School and is currently in her second year as a Tarleton State cheerleader. In her first year as a college cheerleader, she got second place at the National cheer competition in Daytona Beach, Florida with her team. Hannah is overjoyed at the opportunity to spread the love of Jesus through Cross Cheer. 

 

"You and your team are such great role models for the girls."

-Caroline's Mom, Dallas, TX

Partners

We are Blessed to Partner with the following Churches and Academies

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Testimonials

"Hi Brittany, Just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful week with amazing coaches! Elliekate loved every minute of it! It truly is such a blessing to have a camp that points the girls to Jesus each day and gives them ways to apply it to daily life. She's still doing the cheers for us and my favorite one is the verse - so sweet! Many thanks, Heather" 

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"Hi there Brittany! We absolutely LOVED your cheer camp. We were so pleased by every aspect of the camp and how it was truly centered around God! Your cheer coaches were great, along with all of the cheers. Thank you again for letting us do a make up! Love y'all! Heather"

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Contact Us:   CrossCheer@gmail.com      469-708-9563