Our coaching staff here at Champion Cheer and Tumble Center is very knowledgeable and talented in their field of studies with elite tumbling and competitive cheerleading industry. Our staff is not only highly knowledgeable but also respected to great measures throughout the United States. All head coaches are American Red Cross CPR & First Aid Certified! As well as United States All Star Federation Certified in tumbling and cheerleading, along with AACCA safety certified. Our talented staff is comprised of...

Kalie Mahnke

Kalie is the proud owner and director of Champion Cheer and Tumble Center. Kalie has been with Champion Cheer and Tumble Center since its establishment in 2006. She has been competing all star cheerleading and taking tumbling lessons ever since. She is a graduate from The University of Louisville, where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Communication. While Kalie studied at Louisville she cheered on the University of Louisville’s Coed Team for game day and competitively. While in college she also cheered on GymTyme All Stars, and the national level on Team USA Coed. Where she received two cheerleading world championship titles. After graduation she returned home to coach at Champion and danced for the NBA Championship Team as a Cleveland Cavalier Girl in 2015-2016. She and her husband have one daughter.


Kristina Koch

Originally from Sandusky Ohio, Kristina attended and cheered for the University of Dayton
from 2008 to 2012.  She graduated with a Degree in Communications and Broadcast Media
and a minor in Marketing.  She was a member of the Universal Cheerleaders Association
staff from 2010-2012 traveling around Ohio instructing cheer camps and clinics to middle
school and high school athletes.  Following graduation, Kristina coached levels one through
five tumbling classes at Legacy Xtreme Allstars in Dayton, along with levels one through five
elite competitive all-star cheer teams before moving home and joining our staff in 2018.


Jeff Singler

I am an International Women's Artistic Gymnastics Coach with a lifetime of practical experience.  I have trained a multitude of gymnastics coaching techniques from around the globe under the instruction of some of the worlds finest and most respected gymnastics coaches.  I have a higher education in Sports Science with emphasis in Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology.  Previously, I had taught Exercise Science at the University level through the ISEA program.  I am an ISEA/IGEA Master Clinician.  I am currently the assistant head coach for the All American Family Circus Great Lakes Acrobatics League and have been for many years. In the USA I’ve coached USAG, AAU, IGEA, NGA, and USAIGC.  Most recently I was head coach/committee for AAGE Michigan (IGEA) for 9 years and head coach for APA Ohio (USAG) for 7 years.  I have lead a multitude of athletes to becoming State Champions, Regional Champions, Provincial Champions, and Divisional Champions.  I have a wife, daughter, 2 chihuahuas, and a hedgehog.  Coaching for me is a very rewarding hobby and I truly enjoy being a part of each athletes competitive journey.   



Samantha Elder

Samantha has been a part of Champion Cheer and Tumble Center for 9 years as an athlete and a coach. She joined the gym in 2011, and continued to cheer until 2019. In 2016 she won first place at the Division Two Summit competing on a Senior Level Two team, named Passion. Samantha plans to enlist in the Ohio Air National Guard where she plans to serve for 20 years while concurrently attending either The Ohio State University or the University of Toledo starting fall of 2021. She plans on majoring in pediatric nursing or pediatric physical therapy, with a minor in psychology. 



Tessa Buchanan

Tessa has been a part of Champion Cheer and Tumble Center for 11 years as an athlete and a coach. She joined the gym in 2009, and continued to cheer competitively until 2019. She has won numerous national titles throughout the United States while competing on Champion teams from levels 2 through 5. She has experience as a flyer a base and continues to tumble currently. Tessa is from Bellevue and is the youngest of four siblings. She has four nephews, who she enjoys spending her free time with. 


Paula Baker

Paula is an alumni Cheerleader from Champion All Stars with 7 years of experience in cheer and tumbling. She has 4 years of coaching experience at Champion All Stars. Paula graduated from Ashland University with a Bachelors in Science in Athletic Training with two minors in Psychology and Coaching. She is a Certified and License Athletic Trainer in the state of Ohio. Paula also ran track all four years at Ashland University as well. She lives in Bellevue with her husband and 2 dogs. 


Cheri Schlett

Cheri has been involved with gymnastics since she was in the fifth grade. She participated on the YMCA gymnastics team as well as the Sandusky High School Gymnastics team. Following graduation she began coaching gymnastics for the YMCA for many years and was the assistant coach for Sandusky High Gymnastics Team for three years. She was glad to be coaching gymnastics at the YMCA for all the years her children were involved in the sport as well. When Champion opened in 2006 she continued her passion for gymnastics and tumbling. She is a proud mother of two kids and one grandchild. 


Savannah Fazio

I cheered at Champion All Stars for four years. With numerous championships; with one CheerSport national championship win! I am attending BGSU Firelands and majoring in inclusive early childhood education. I am from Bellevue. I love to travel and spend time with family and friends. I am the oldest sibling our of my two sisters. I love anything Disney and my favorite character is Stitch. Lastly, I love watching the Ohio State Buckeyes football team! 


Noel Holbrook

Noel has been involved with Champion All-Stars since 2010 as an athlete and a coach. While an athlete at Champion Noel competed on levels 2 - 5. Noel has won many national titles with Champion. One of the years that Noel was on a Senior 2 team, the team went undefeated. Noel is a Bowling Green State University graduate, where she graduated with her bachelors in Social Work. She then went on to get her Masters in Social work and graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2021. Noel is currently a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Ohio. She volunteers her time in the Erie County 4-H program, where she is a 4-H Advisor and serves on the 4-H Committee. She also has volunteered to coach our Special Athletes team since 2017.  Noel grew up in Castalia and graduated from Margaretta High-School. She now lives in Sandusky, Ohio with her fiancé, Austin and their two dogs, Luna and Lacey. She loves to spend time with her sister, two nieces and nephew as well as the rest of her family.

Cassandra Baker

Cassandra Information coming soon! 



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Castalia, Ohio 44824


Monday - Thursday 4:30pm-9pm.