Nicholas Morel Sweeney

Owner/Coach

 

Nick has over 17 years of Cheerleading and Acrobatic experience.  His coaching and leadership experience transcends at the All-star and Professional levels.  He coached a college level team for 4 years, developed and coached a cheerleading team for the NBA's Washington Wizards.  Nick also cheered for the NFL's Baltimore Ravens and competed in acrobatic gymnastics for 3 years.

Nick is a certified USASF cheerleading instructor, USAG gymnastics instructor, and professional stunt choreographer.  He has judged regional and national cheerleading competitions for various organizations.  Nick's professional background was in Orthotics & Prosthesis and he has a degree from the Pittsburgh Institute of Technology in Orthotics & Prosthetics.

 

 

Harvey Michael Myers

Cheer Director/Head Choreographer 

 

Harvey was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and was a multi-sport athlete the majority of his childhood, taking part in football, lacrosse, swimming, track, and basketball. Harvey played Varsity basketball in high school and is a State Champion with Dillard High School. He only started with All-Star cheerleading at 15 years old with Element All Stars, but it quickly became his passion. Harvey cheered at levels 2-4 before trying out at Top Gun All Stars in 2014. He ended up making Top Gun Large Coed(TGLC) for the 2014-2015 season and placed 2nd in the Large Coed division at The 2015 Cheerleading Worlds Championship. He is also a CHEERSPORT, UCA, and NCA National Champion and was featured in The Champions League movie for 2015. Harvey started coaching at 15 years old when he was introduced into the sport but started head coaching and choreographing by 18 years old for reputable gyms in South Florida such as Element All Stars, Flip City All Stars, and 5Star Athletics. Harvey is excited to take his career to the next level and bring his passion for the sport to Fearless Athletics! 

Kendrick Johnson

Tumbling Director/Class Instructor 

Kendrick Johnson is a graduate of Asheville High School. Kendrick danced for 8 years and through out high school learning styles such as jazz, ballet, modern, hip hop, and tap. He also danced for Allure out of Lake Lure for the Dirty Dancing Review. Kendrick first worked as a gymnastics instructor for Land of the Sky Gymnastics. Kendrick started coaching All Star cheer in 1993 with the Asheville Cats that latter merged with Premier All Stars to become Premier Asheville Cats. After Premier closed, he ventured to Lincolnton, NC to work with Carolina Odyssey Cheer and Tumble where he coached at for the past 10 years. Kendrick has been a credentialed coach for levels 1-5 for the past 20 years and considers all star cheerleading and tumbling his life! 

Priscilla Bivins

Office & Accounts Manager

Priscilla works for Kaufman Hall as a Senior Software Implementation Consultant assisting healthcare organizations with their need for real time costing data related to their patients and activities in order to make sound decisions for strategic planning and organizational needs.  Priscilla holds dual Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from the University of Georgia; one in Finance and one in Management Information Systems, and an MBA from Georgia Southern University.  Priscilla resides in Hendersonville, NC and is married to Bill Bivins.  Together they have two daughters Parker Bivins (16) and Madison Bivins(15) who both cheer at Fearless Athletics and have since it's creation. Priscilla has been assisting in the office for 5 years and does such tasks as handling all online accounts and daily operations. 

Kelsey Jenkins

Gym/Social Media Manager & Receptionist 

Kelsey Jenkins is happy to be back for her second year at Fearless! Kelsey grew up in Maryland and went to Montgomery College for Performance Theatre but ended up finishing her time there as a Technical Theatre major. In high school, Kelsey was one of the engineers for their television station. This is where she learned how to edit videos! She was also in the pit orchestra and the symphonic orchestra where Kelsey played the violin, cello, viola, double bass and electric bass. Playing in the orchestras enhanced Kelsey's already serious love for musical theatre. Her mother introduced her to Grease when she was 5 and her parents took her and her brothers to see Broadway shows every couple of years. Kelsey also danced from when she was 2 years old until she was 12 but took a break so that she could play tennis, swim and start taking theatre classes. Kelsey planned on going to college in Florida to become an event coordinator but ended up staying home which led her to apply to Montgomery College for Performance Theatre. When Kelsey was at Montgomery College, she started taking dance classes to get back into dance and to improve her musical theatre experience. In those classes, there were some fun and handsome boys named Michael and Luis. The three grew close over the years with Kelsey switching roles as friend and Stage Manager! BUT Michael and Luis left school to move here and open Fearless with Nick! Kelsey still came to visit as often as work would allow and has been supporting Fearless (Arden) since the beginning! Kelsey began SM work in college and impressed her mentors so much that they started offering her professional jobs at theatre in the DC area. Kelsey worked as a professional SM for 6 years at numerous theatres such as Arena Stage, The Hub and Theater Alliance. She has worked on a one woman show with one of her classmates from high school, Anna Snapp, in New York called "I Found That The Sun Will Rise Again Tomorrow" along with another one woman show with a friend that she met while working at Mosaic Theatre, "MOM BABY GOD". Last year, Kelsey went on sabbatical as a Stage Manager and planned on traveling the country but her first stop had to be Asheville to see Michael and Luis! She asked if they had any openings at the gym and they said "Heck yeah girl, come on down!". Kelsey has fallen in love with Fearless Athletics and doesn't plan on leaving the area for a long time. Will she go back to theatre? Not just yet. 

Ashley Cates

Cheer Coach/Office Assitant

 

Ashley is a native of Arden, NC and participated in tumble and cheer from age 4 through 18.  Her career as a competitor in All-Star Cheerleading began in 2000. Ashley was a part of a championship team and competed on what today would be known as level 4 and level 5 teams.  Ashley also cheered all four years with a successful local high school TC Roberson.  After high school Ashley attended Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College completing an Associate in Arts degree and then transferred to University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Ashley received her license in Real Estate in 2010 and has continued to oversee a local property management company.  Ashley returned to the cheer world when her daughters decided that they wanted to be cheerleaders. She took on the head cheer coach position for the JV Cheer team at TC Roberson High School. Ashley’s love and passion for cheer and tumble came back at full force which has led her cross back over into the competitive world. Ashley is also an AACCA Safety Accredited and Interscholastic certified coach as well as CPR certified! 

Madison Narron

Cheer Coach/Class Instructor

 

Madison has 11 years of total cheer experience under her belt and is a two time NCA National Champion. She began her career in cheer at 8 years old with Cheer United, which would be absorbed by Prodigy All-Stars the following year. After her family moved to The Woodlands, TX, she cheered for Woodlands Elite for 8 years. Her vast experience allowed her to begin coaching at the age of 12 working with tiny and mini level 1 teams while also teaching tiny tumbling classes. At age 14 she began as an assistant coach for both the flyer and stunt classes. Her experience and skill set allowed her to join a Cheer Athletics Worlds Team following her high school graduation and move to Austin, TX. Madison looks forward to bringing her experience in All-Star cheer to Fearless athletics this season!

 

 

Ashley Foster

Cheer Coach

Ashley has over 16 years of cheerleading experience. She has cheered at the biggest and well-known gyms in the world, and competed at The Cheerleading World Championships in 2012 and 2013.  As well as extensive all-star experience, she also cheered at her high school, where she was a captain her senior year, and placed second at the North Carolina state championship in 2011. She also cheered for four years at the collegiate level and placed top ten in the nation for four consecutive years at the National Collegiate Cheerleading Championships. Ashley also has extensive leadership experience as an executive board member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee at WCU. Ashley has her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and hopes to earn her PhD and work with cheerleaders experiencing mental blocks. Ashley wants to bring the happiness she felt through cheerleading to every athlete at Fearless.

Caitlyn Davis

Cheer Coach 

Caitlyn is a recent graduate from Western Carolina University with a major in Psychology and is a current graduate student specializing in Sports Psychology. Caitlyn has 17 years of cheerleading experience that started when she was 5 years old with Enka Youth League! From there, Caitlyn went on to cheer at a couple All-Star gyms that were opened in WNC, including Premier Athletics and Club Cheer. During Caitlyn's time in All-Star cheer she was Team Captain for four years, assistant coached a Mini Level 1 team, and worked as a Special Needs assistant coach! Caitlyn also cheered for Enka's Varsity squad making the Team Captain position here senior year. During her time at Western Carolina University she made the competition team every year that she attended. She competed at NCA Daytona Nationals for three years and was also Team Captain for her senior year at WCU. Caitlyn has a huge heart and passion for cheerleading and is so excited to be back in the sport, but this time as a coach! 

Corbin Huntley

Cheer Coach

Coach Corbin is a native of Hendersonville, NC where she attended North Henderson High School. During high school she was a member of the Varsity cheerleading team for four years and cheered competitively for Club Cheer Allstars. After high school, Corbin continued her cheerleading career at Lander University in Greenwood, SC where she was a member of the competitive and game day squads. During her time at Lander University she was named the team MVP in 2014 and her team ranked top ten in the Nation at the Collegiate National Championship in Daytona, FL. As a member of the Cheer LTD staff, Corbin travelled the east coast teaching custom competition choreography as well as scholastic choreography. After graduation, Corbin served as an Assistant Coach at Lander for one year, then relocated back to WNC and began coaching at Brevard College. Coach Corbin specializes in collegiate level stunts/pyramids, custom choreography, technique, and consistency.  

Tanner Brooks

Tumbling/Class Instructor 

Tanner Brooks started tumbling at 12 years old and cheered for Fearless Athletics for one season, his "super senior" year. He was a four sport athlete through out high school, taking part in football, basketball, baseball, and tack. Tanner filled an emergency opening on a team right before a competition at Fearless and did outstanding as an athlete who had never cheered before.He became a permanent member after his first competition. Tanner is currently enrolled at University of North Carolina Wilmington where he is on their cheerleading team. Tanner is in his senior year and currently an Exercise Science major who hopes to attend medical school after graduation. Tanner will be teaching classes while he is home on summer break with his extended family! 

Natasha Fulks-Whallon

Cheer Coach 

Natasha cheered starting in 8th grade and through out high school. She did competition cheer in middle and high school and competed at UCA Nationals at Disney World in Orlando 5 years in a row! Following graduation, Natasha coached Layfayette Jefferson High School competition squad for a year. After coaching for a year, Natasha decided to focus on her Nursing degree earning her associates in nursing and her associates in applied sciences in surgical nursing at Ivy Tech Community College. Natasha worked as Surgical Technologist for 7 years and has worked as a nurse for the past 8 years! Fast forward some, Natasha continued her passion for cheer and started coaching at an all star gym in Plainfield Indiana, Legends Cheer Academy II. She coached and taught tumbling classes at Legends for 6 years before moving her family to the Asheville area. Natasha has been married for 15 years and has two kids! She is so excited to have found a new cheer home and looks forward to getting to know the Fearless Family! 

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Unit 100

Arden, NC 28704

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