Our coaching staff here at Champion Cheer and Tumble Center is very knowledgeable and talented in their field of studies with elite tumbling, competitive cheerleading, and gymnastic industry. Our staff is not only highly knowledgeable but also respected to great measures throughout the United States. 

Coaching Staff:

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 two daughters.


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.   



Cassandra Baker

Cassandra has been involved in cheer and dance since she was three. She attended the University of Akron to receive a bachelors in Science for Education. While attending Akron, she danced for the Akron Zips dance team. She then moved on to cheer on the Cleveland Gladiators Arena Football team and later became a Cleveland Cavalier Girl for two seasons. She then stepped into the coaching world and coached high school and middle school cheerleading for ten years. She also worked for Cheerleaders of America teaching summer cheer camps for two years. She now teaches 4th grade math and social studies in Norwalk. She has three kids of her own.


Kaityln Baum

Bio Coming Soon! 


Brennan Kaseman

Bio Coming Soon!

Cheri Brickner

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. 

Brynn Laughlin

Student Teacher for Tumbling and Competitive Cheer Classes.


Zeke Musselman

Student Teacher for Tumbling and Competitive Cheer Classes.


Brynn Stuart

Student Teacher for Gymnastic and Tumbling Classes


Mac Stephenson

Student Teacher for Special Needs Competitive Cheer Team. 


Booster Club Officers:

Sherry Bodey

Booster Club President

Casey Cook

Booster Club Vice President



Staff Portal

 Our head staff is assisted by: Samantha Elder (not photographed)






5505 Tiffin Ave
Castalia, Ohio 44824


Monday - Thursday 2:00-9:00pm

Friday, Saturday & Sunday times may vary.