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The Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjacks

The Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjacks team photoThe Lumberjacks are the best of the best, the Yale of college cheerleading. Located in Nacogdoches, Texas, SFA attracts the top college cheerleaders from across the country. Their tumbling is phenomenal, their basket tosses are textbook, and their pyramids are the biggest and most complicated out there. But where the Lumberjacks excel is in partner stunting—at the 2005 NCA Nationals Partner Stunt Championship, SFA couples placed first, second, and third. No other team comes close. The Lumberjacks have eight national titles under their belt—in fact, they’ve won the past four years running. Cheer! chronicles their quest for their fifth National Championship in a row. But when their legendary coach resigns over the summer, will the team crumble?


Trisha O’Connor
Head Coach
Hometown: Arlington, Texas
Fact: Can still do a mean basket toss.
Doug Daigle
Base/Assistant Coach
Hometown: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Fact: Beginning his eighth year as a college cheerleader.
Sierra Jenkins
Hometown: Arlington, Texas
Fact: In the eight years she’s gone to Nationals with school teams, she has never lost.
James Brown
James Brown
Hometown: Springfield, Missouri
Fact: Played football at Missouri Southern University for a year. Also ran track and wrestled.
Samantha Frazer
Hometown: Spring, Texas
Fact: Drives a big, white pickup truck.
Kali Rae Seitzer
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
Fact: One of the best female tumblers in the country.
Tyrone Lyons
Hometown: Del City, Oklahoma
Fact: Can lift the end of his car.
Ashley Picard
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Fact: Brings her Chihuahua, Bitsy, with her everywhere she goes.
  Yvette Quiñones
Hometown: McAllen, Texas
Fact: Wants to get “LCLM” tattooed on the inside of her lip.
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