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Meet the Staff: Tessa McAtee

  • Written by Lindsay Jacki

Name: Tessa McAteetess

Age: 19

Hometown: Parkersburg, WV

Cheer Team/Gym You Currently Represent: Ohio Valley All*Stars

Have you ever been to camp before? Yes!

If so, how many years? Three years

Best Camp Memory: One night when I was counseling, one of my campers woke me up in the middle of the night and asked me if it was true that bugs would crawl into her ears and eat her brain while she was sleeping.

How many years have you been involved in cheer? 14

What University/Gym have you cheered at? Hawaii Pacific University and Ohio Valley All Stars

What University/Gym have you coached at? Ohio Valley All Stars

What is your largest accomplishment within the Cheer community?

Who has been your biggest influence within the sport and why? Lady Gaga

What’s your favorite part in a routine and why? The dance!

What was the skill that took you the longest to learn and why? A layout. It took me forever to grasp the concept of a pretty hollow body vs. a back flip with semi straight legs.

What is your favorite competition/event to attend and why? The Cheerleading Worlds. You never know what to expect. It’s so fun to watch the best of the best perform and see what skills will raise the bar even higher!

What is your favorite memory involving cheer? Walking on to The Cheerleading Worlds floor for the first time!

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