Lexington, KY Staff

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Kyler Sykes

General Manager/All Star & Gymnastics Supervisor/School Squad Instructor/All Star Coach

Kyler is a graduate of Western Kentucky University where he cheered for 5 years and was captain for 2 years.  After receiving his degree in Communications with a minor in Tourism/Hospitality, he began coaching competitive cheerleading all over Tennessee and Kentucky.  Kyler has extensive experience coaching all levels of cheer and has had great success as both a coach and athlete. Because of his dynamic personality, Kyler is also one of the most sought after emcees for many cheerleading competition companies. 

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Kate Williams

Little Explorers Academy Director/All Star Cheer Coach/Social Media Manager

Kate was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and raised in Ravenna, Ky. Growing up she participated in volleyball, softball, cheerleading and dance.She competed with East Kentucky Cheer and Dance as an all-star cheerleader for 7 years, winning 2 NCA Championship titles (2004 & 2006) and an all-star dancer for 6 years. In 2006 she placed 7th in Canam Nationals for her individual routine, and was hand selected as a cast member for the Capital One Bowl Halftime Show later that year. Kate began coaching and choreographing at the age of 15, and has done choreography for Images Modeling Agency as well as various dance and all star cheerleading teams in Central Kentucky. She attended Eastern Kentucky University, studying Elementary Education and Dance. She has been with Premier Athletics since 2013 where she has taught students of all ages. She has experience in coaching tumbling, gymnastics, and preschool gymnastics classes; as well as competitive gymnastics, cheerleading and dance. Miss Kate currently teaches all ages in the Little Explorers Program and tumbling classes for dancers, and coaches all star cheerleading.

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Cade Isaacson

Tumble & Gymnastics Academy Director/All Star Cheerleading Coach

Cade Isaacson is from Crossville, Tennessee. As he grew up he participated in gymnstics for 6 years, school cheerleading for 4 years and cheered on an allstar team for 3 years. Cade began coaching in 2013, and has also featured in The Cheer Leader Magazine. He attends the University of Kentucky where he is studying Kinesiology. Here at Premier Athletics Cade instructs tumbling and flexibility classes. He really enjoys helping his students perfect what they love to do.

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Betsy Montgomery

All Star Administrator/Office Manager

Betsy started cheering at Kentucky Elite for Brian Elza and Craig Monte in 1997, where she won multiple UCA National Championships between then and 2005. She also cheered 5 years for the locally renowned program of Henry Clay High School. Upon graduation, Betsy went on to cheer for the University of Louisville, where she won NCA College Nationals in 2006. She also had the honor to serve as the stunt double for Hayden Panettiere in “Bring It On: All or Nothing,” where she was a member of the Pacific Vista Pirates team as well. After another year cheering for the Cardinals, she decided to move back home and pursue her education at the University of Kentucky, where she later went on to graduate with a BA in Psychology. Betsy joined the International Open Co-ed Team in 2007 and won 2 more national titles at UCA. Upon returning to Lexington, Betsy began coaching at Henry Clay High School, where she was a UCA National Champion coach in 2012 and 2013. Before having her daughter Zoey in 2011, Betsy coached the Senior Level 3 Kentucky Elite Rowdycats, as well as the Small Senior 5 Lady cats. Betsy now works on the administrative side as our All Star Administrator and Office Manager.

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Caleb Bell

Assistant All Star Supervisor/Tumble Academy Instructor/School Squad Instructor

Caleb Bell was born in Mayfield, Kentucky. Growing up he cheered at Graves County High on their Varsity Co-ed team. Whileat  Graves County High School, they won UCA HIgh School Nationals in 2010 and 2011. Caleb graduated and went on to the University of Kentucky where he studied History and cheered on the White Squad from 2012 to 2014.

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Jason Keogh

All Star Cheerleading Coach

Jason Keogh was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Growing up he participated in football, basketbal, gymnastics and diving. In his junior year of high school, Keogh decided to start his cheerleading career. He started coaching in Illinois when he was only 18 years old. After high school, Keogh attended the University of Kentucky where he graduted in 2005 with a degree in Kinesology. He cheered for the University of Kentucky from 2001-2004 winning 3 national titles as well as 2 partner stunts titles. Keogh was selected to compete on the USA cheerleading team from 2009-2012 winning four world titles as well. He started working with Premier Athletics in 2001 where he coaches tumbling and some of our all star cheerleading teams. He currently coaches and choreographs for Southwestern High School, who has won two national titles (2013, 2015) and finishes in the top 10 at UCA high school nationals every year, as well as for Madison Central High School, who has won 5 national titles and 4 KHSAA/KAPOS state championships. Jason really enjoys the excitement his athletes and teams get when they achieve new skills or a team goal. 

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Jordan Ellison

All Star Cheerleading Coach/Tumbling Instructor/School Squad Instructor

Jordan Ellison was born in Danville, Kentucky and raised in Liberty, Kentucky. Growing up he competed in power tumbling for 10 years, 6 years of cheerleasing, as well as particpating in basketball and track. After high school, Jordan attended the University of Kentucky where he studied Kinesology and Exercise Science and cheered for 4 years. While cheering for the Wildcats he won a UCA national title in 2014 as well as 4 Cheersport national titles from 2012-2015. He has been a staff member at Premier Athletics since 2013 where he coaches tumbling and cheerleading. Jordan hopes to pass on all the knowledge that has been granted to him over the years so that his can learn and better themselves as athletes.

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Amber Hammond

Gymnastics Team Coach

Amber was born in London, Ohio and raised in Kentucky. Growing up she was a competitive gymnast for 12 and a half years, rode horses, and was apart of the 4H program. She began coaching at the age of 15. Later on she attended the University of Kentucky and Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Amber has taught at Premier Athletics for over a year, instructing gymnastics and tumbling classes, and coaching our competitive gymanstics teams. Amber loves watching her kids grow as athletes and become confident and successful in their classes.

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DeeAnn Miller

Gymnastics Team Coach

DeeAnn Miller is currently our Head Gymnastics team coach. She competed as a UK Gymnasts when she attended the University of Kentucky.

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Patsy Fagan

Gymnastics Team Coach

Patsy spends her time with the children at Premier, the horses on her farm, and her children.

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Molly Chaffin

Tumble & Gymnastics Academy - Little Explorers Academy Instructor/Front Desk/The Cheer Experience Coach/HYPE Cheer Coach

Molly was born in Nashville, TN and raised in Lexington, KY. She was a gymnast competeting up to Level 6, and cheered with Charolette All-Stars and Kentucky Elite as well. During her all-star years she won titles at WSF, Encore, Queen of the Nile, Cheersport, Athletic Championships, UCA, One-Up, and The Summit. She began coaching at the age of 17, and came to work at Premier Athletics in 2016. Molly coaches in our Tumble Academy, Gymnastics Academy, The Cheer Experience, as well as Litttle Explorers Academy. She currently attends the University of Kentucky where she studies Political Science and International Studies.

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Makena Wilcoxson

Front Desk

Makena was born and raised here in Lexington, Kentucky. Growing up she danced at Pep Club and cheered for her school for 3 years. She currently goes to UK and is studying Business and Marketing.

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Michael Bieckert

All Start Cheer Coach/Tumble Academy Instructor

MIchael was born in Lousiville, Ky and raised in Shepardsville, Ky. Growing up he played baseball, football, swimming, track and cheerleading. He cheered 3 years in high school and went on to cheer at Western Kentucky University for 4 years where he studied Mechanical Engineering. During his school years Michael placed 4th in UCA HighSchool Partner Stunt Nations in 2002, 6th in UCA College Partner Stunt Nationals in 2005 and placed 2nd at UCA College Nationals with WKU. He also cheered at Kentucky Elite in 2002.-2003. Micahel enjoys being a coach because he loves watching students progress and gain new skills, as well as helping them accomplish all their goals in the sport.

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Cortlyn Todd

Gymnastics Team Coach

Cortlyn Todd was born and raised in Berea, Kentucky. Growing up she did Gymnastics for 8 years up to level 8 at Excel in Richmond, Ky and danced since she was a child. She began coaching at 16 years old. She goes to Eastern Kentucky University where she studies Athletic Training with a Dance Minor. She began coaching levels 2-8 at Premier Athletics in June 2016. Cortlyn was USAGKY/Rookie Coach of the Year in 2009/2010 and was EKU Dance President in 2013/2014.

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Cassie Roderick

Gymnastics Team Coach

Cassie was born in Indianapolis, IN and raised in Mahomet, IL. As a child she did competitive gymnastics for 8 years and was on her school's competition team for 6 years. She also participated in all-star cheerleading, softball, and hip-hop dance for many years. She began coaching at 15 years old. She currently goes to the University of Kentucky where she studies Psychology. She has been with Premier Athletics since April 2016 coaching level 1-2 and Excel Silver.

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Grace Hallak

Gymnastics Academy Instructor - Little Explorers Academy Instructor

Grace was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Enfield, Connecticut. She cheered 3 years in high school as well as 3 years with Spirit AllStars. She began instucting in 2012 with UCA and TSC. She currently attends the University of Kentucky where she is working on her masters in Rehabilitation Counseling. Grace joined the PA Team in 2016 and currently teaches for the Little Explorers Academy and Gymnastics Academy Programs.

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Amy Roemmele

Gymnastics Team Coach

Amy was raised in White Lake, Michigan where she did competitive gymnastics at Oakland Gymnastics based in Walled Lake, Michigan. After she graduated high school Amy came to the University of Kentucky where she was a part of the UK GymKats gymnastics team form 2012-2016. While at UK she studies Exercise Physiology and is working towards her masters degree in that field. Amy joined us in August 2016 where she coaches Excel Silver. Amy enjoys helping students learn new skills and helping them move to different levels.

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Maddie Baker

Gymnastics Team Coach/Academy Instructor

Maddie was born and raised in Lexington, Ky. She has was a competitive gymast for 9 years at Legacy and cheered at Dunbar for 5 years. Maddie currently attends the University of Kentucky where she studies Biology. She began coaching at 16, and currently work with our Excel Gold team as well as out Gymnastics and Tumble Academy classes.

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Alex Tranter

Little Explorers Academy Instructor

Alex was born and raised here in Lexington, Ky. Growing up she participated in cheerleading for a total of 16 years. Alex cheered here at Kentucky Elite, Gym Time, as well as for her school at Lexington Catholic. She currently attends the University of Kentucky where she majors in Education. Alex recently joined the team in early 2017 where she coaches in out Little Explorer Academy program.