My background in cheer
started at Coffeyville Community College. There I cheered for a
year and a half. During that time I made the nationals team and
went to orlando to compete. During that time I realized the love
for the sport. Cheer is one of the Hardest and most technical
sports I have been a part of!
Years later my wife,
Yuliya, and I placed our daughter into cheer here in Manhattan with
Allegiant Cheer Elite. I started up a conversation with the owner
Dani and then became an extra set of eyes for her the rest of that
season. The years following I then became one of her coaches then
the head coach of her Senior Elite Team. Totalling 4 years with
Dani at her gym.
I my passion in life is
to allow people to see their true potential and learn how to unlock
it. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the face of someone
light up in amazement with what they are able to accomplish!
Coaching and mentoring allows this passion to come to life. I look
forward to many great years watch all of our athletes grow into the
responsible young adults we are helping mold them into!
My name is Dani!
I am excited to be a part of Paragon Perfomance Sports because I
truly enjoy sharing my passion for tumbling and cheer with
kids. There is nothing better than seeing a child's
self-confidence shine through the excitement of a newly mastered
skill they once thought was impossible!
I have coached cheer
and tumbling for more than 10 years and implemented the first
competitive cheer program in Manhattan, Kansas.
I am a USASF
Professional Member and my certifications include AACCA, CPR, and
First Aid. I served as a USASF Regional Advisory Board Member
in 2015 and currently serve as a panel judge for various event
My name is Sydnee Pachek and I am
from Great Falls, Montana. I have been in Manhattan Kansas for two
years for College and plan on being here for the rest of my
undergraduate years, which is about one and a half years.
My cheer experience includes
cheering from sixth grade to my senior year of high school. While
in high school I participated in numerous competitions with my high
school team. Along with cheering, I have also had one and a half
years of coaching experience. The certifications that I hold right
now are ACCAA, first aid, and CPR.
I became passionate about cheer
because you are supporting others to help them do their best.
I’m passionate about competitive cheer because it gives
people a way to be creative but also be athletic, in the same
setting. Going along with passions, my goals in life are to go to
graduate school for psychology and then hopefully find a job where
I can help others.
I am a Manhattan native,
graduating from Manhattan High School in 2018 and currently a
student at Barton Community College.
I grew up as a USAG gymnast,
finishing my career as a Level 8 competitor with Manhattan
Gymnastics Academy. I cheered competitively for two
years with Allegiant Cheer Elite. I have been coaching
gymnastics and tumbling for three years and cheerleading for
one. My favorite thing about coaching is sharing my love
of tumbling and seeing that passion ignited in kids new to the
My favorite food is candy and
my favorite animal is a Panda.
My name is Sarah Kerrigan. I have been involved in cheer for 9
years. I was originally a competitive gymnast, but then decided to
give cheerleading a try. And that is when I fell in love with it. I
cheered competitively at Cheer Xpress in Lincoln, NE for 7 years
and was also a coach. I have competed in The Cheerleading Worlds 5
times. I also have had 4 years of high school cheer
I am currently student at K-State, which is what brought me to
Manhattan. I have a passion for cheerleading and I am excited to be
back coaching. My favorite part of cheerleading is the team aspect
and bond it creates between athletes. I love seeing kids work hard
and accomplish their goals together. I am excited be a part of
Paragon Performance Sports and help young athletes find their
passion for cheer, just as my coaches did for me!