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Kathy Penree

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Favorite quote:  "Things happen for a reason."

- Owner of CNY Cheer Company, Inc. and the CNY Storm All Stars

- Over 25 years cheerleading experience

- Former High School and College cheerleader

- 22 yr. coach at the High School, College, and All Star levels

- Judges Pop Warner, High School, College, and All Star competitions on the local, regional, and national level

- Founding member and former Chairperson of NYS Section III Cheerleading Committeee

- CPR and First Aid certified

- Certified Judge

- AACCA certified

- NCSSE certified

- USASF credentialed, levels 1-5 for tumbling, stunts, tosses

- USASF credentialing instructor

- USASF Safety certified judge

- Named to American Cheerleader's Who's Who, 1998-present

- Presenter at coaches conferences

- Contributor to Cheer Coach and Advisor and All Star Cheer magazine

- American Cheerleader's Cheer Biz News Advisory Board member

- Coordinator of CNY Cheer camps, clinics, and coaches conference

- Coordinator of the CNY Fall Cheer Classic, CNY Winter Cheer Classic, NYS Cheerleading Championship, and Cheer NY Nationals

- NACCC Secretary and inaugural member

 

 

 

Jennifer Penree (Syracuse Gym Manager)

 Gym Manager at the Syracuse gym

Coaches at all 3 CNY locations

11th year coach at CNY

USASF credentialed, levels 1-5 in stunts, tumbling and tosses

Named one of the Top 30 under 30 all star coaches in the country by Cheer Ltd.

Contributor to "American Cheerleader" magazine

Coached CNY's Level 5 team to The Cheerleading Worlds for the past 3 years

2006-2007 & 2008-2009 CNY Storm Coach of the Year

Judges on the Pop Warner, High School & All-Star levels

CPR & First Aid certified

Works with several area high school cheerleading teams

Choreographs for local high school and Pop Warner teams

 

 
 

Emily Blakely (Syr)

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•Over 16 years of cheerleading experience
•Cheered for the University of Maryland for 4 years - Captain 2 years
•Coached at the University of Maryland for 5 years
•Moved to Syracuse and started coaching at CNY Storm in 2009
•Currently coaching Cyclones (Level 6 Coed Open Team) for the 3rd year & Hurricanes (Large Senior 2 Team) for the 2nd year
•Teaches all tumbling classes at the Syracuse gym
•8 years of gymnastic experience prior to cheerleading
•AACCA certified & USASF credentialed Levels 1-5 in tumbling, tosses & stunts
 

Jabar Cancer (Albany)

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-Graduated in May 2009 from the School of Professional Studies at SUNY Cortland with a B.S. in Physical Education, Plans to get Masters in Athletic Administration.
 
-7 years of All-Stars Coaching
 
-4th Year Coaching at CNY Storm
 
-Coached 3 years at Upstate-All Stars
 
-Choreographer for High School and Pop Warner
 
-9th Year Coaching Pop Warner, Currently coaches Nationally Ranked Rotterdam Pop Warner
 
-Currently Coaching Mohonasen JV Cheerleading Team
 
-Employed by Boys & Girls of Schenectady
 
-CPR and First Aid Certified

Lynsey Ciraulo (Albany)

14 years cheerleading experience
         -competed and won at the local, regional, state, and national level.
 
5 years coaching experience at the Pop Warner level
         - Competed and won at the local, state, and regional level
 
5 years Allstar coaching experience (levels 1-2)
         - Competed and won at the local, state, regional, and national level
 
5 year member of the Open level 6 team.
 
 
Coach of the Youth Regional, Half-Year, Jump and Flexibility class, and current member of the all girl open team.

Jules Paul (Albany)

Tumbling Instructor

- Six year gymnast

- 8 years tumbling instruction experience

- Associates Degree in Physical Education from HVCC

-Working towards his Occupational Therapy Degree at Maria College

- Jules also coaches teams at Niskayuna HS: assistant head coach for freshmen football, head modified wrestling coach, and head modified softball coach

Shannon Potaczala (Syr)

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Favorite quote: "It is not your aptitude, but your attitude, that determines your altitude"
- Zig Ziglar
 

- Over 10 years of cheerleading experience
- 6th year coach at CNY
- CNY Storm Cheerleader for 4 years
- Competed & won on the local, regional & national level
- 2004-2005 CNY Storm Cheerleader of the Year
- 2003-2004 CNY Storm Hardest Worker Award
- 2003,2004,2005 CNY Storm Most Spirited Award
- Attended “Hot Shots” elite All Star cheerleading camp in Miami , Fl
- USASF credentialed levels 1-5 in stunts, tosses, & tumbling
- CPR and First Aid Certified
- CNY instructor for summer camps & clinics
- 2009-2010 CNY Coach of the Year
- 2010-2011 Coach of Senior Regional Hurricanes and Senior Regional Rain
- A.A. in Adolescence Education with a concentration in Biology from Onondaga Community College 2008 (Cum Laude)
- Bachelors of Science in Adolescence Education with a concentration in Biology from SUNY College at Cortland 2010 (Magna Cum Laude)
 

Alyssa Roberts (Albany)

Favorite Quote: "those who think only sunshine brings happiness, have never danced in the rain"

-Over 20 years cheerleading experience including Pop Warner, High School, College and Allstars

-11 years coaching experience including Pop warner,High school and Allstars

-7th season coaching at CNY


-USASF Credentialed in Levels 1-5


-Currently cheering for the CNY Open all girl team 2003-present


-2007-2009 High School Varsity Cheer coach

-Graduated From The College of Saint Rose in 2006 with a Bachelor Degree in Teaching

 
-Graduated from Sage Graduate School in 2007 with a Master Degree in Literacy Education


-Pre-K teacher in the Cohoes City School Disrtict
 

Vicki Rocheleau (Albany)

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- Hip Hop Instructor in our Albany gym, leading our teams to several titles!

- over 10 years dance experience

- former dancer with the Adirondack Wildcats semi-pro basketball team

- former 5 year dancer with the Albany Conquest Arena Football Dance team

- former member of the Ultimate Dance All Star team

- Vicki was also a professional roller skater for 17 years, winning 5 National Championships and numerous placements

 

Gina Lomen (Albany)

-Originally from San Antonio TX

-Competitive gymnast and High School Cheerleader

-Over 21 years experience

-Program Director for the gymnastics and dance programs for the US Military in Okinawa Japan from 1996-2000

-Gymnastics Instructor for World Class Gymnastics in Latham NY from 2000-2010…coaching preschool thru competitive team

-Program Director for the pre-school program, Intra-mural Team and the All Star Cheer program at World Class Gymnastics

-Has taught numerous athlete and coaches clinics around the state

-Has been with CNY since May 2010

-Coaches Wind Youth 2 as well as team tumbling and class tumbling
 

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