• Life – October 2023
    The past month continued to be slow. My football team lost it’s first game and followed that with losing another. Fortunately Big Blue Madness came meaning basketball is near and, as assumed during the Calipari era, Kentucky will have a younger than average, super talented, unpredictable team. On a side note I reached the weight… Read more: Life – October 2023
  • Cheer – October 2023
    This month there wasn’t much cheer news, which is normal since the season has started, but it’s too early for most teams to compete. There have been some school competitions and on the allstar side it’s early enough that one of the major judge conventions is just now wrapping up. Athlete Friends – Listen to… Read more: Cheer – October 2023
  • Life – September 2023 – Uneventful
    The last month was really slow and I’m thankful for that. After a 2 month stretch where I was gone as much as I was home having a month straight at home was kind of nice. Since I didn’t do much in the last month there aren’t many photos to share.
  • Cheer – September 2023
    Autumn is here. It’s still too early for competition season, but High School football is underway and this is the first full weekend of College football. For the UCA Colleges that means Nationals is 4.5 month away. As soon as they get settled into school and football it’s time to start working on Nationals and… Read more: Cheer – September 2023
  • Life – August 2023 – Food
    The past month was full of fun and food. It started with the Atlanta Hawks tryouts and included trips to Nashville, New Orleans, and Austin with the best part being getting to catch up with Raymond in New Orleans. It has also been a reminder that healing is slow. Bumps and bruises from June haven’t… Read more: Life – August 2023 – Food
  • Cheer – August 2023 – Summer
    For me the past month of cheer was focused on the combined USASF-USA Cheer National Meeting in Nashville. For the 1st time the 2 organizations came together to host the meeting and have sessions that covered almost the entire spectrum of cheer. Outside of the National Meeting cheer has been pretty quiet for me. I’ve… Read more: Cheer – August 2023 – Summer
  • Life – July 2023 – Word Won’t Do It Justice
    The past month is better remembered in pictures than words. Bournemouth left an impression. Ibiza was everything it was supposed to be. Joe & Lauren are now married. Destin was a great way to wrap up traveling and I took one of my favorite photos of the year.
  • Cheer – July 2023 – Update Season
    June is a pretty slow month for cheer so there isn’t much news to comment on. Some of the things to think about this time of year, as preparations are made for the new season, are rules and scoring updates. For the rules my recommendation is to audit the Legality Official course, which the USASF… Read more: Cheer – July 2023 – Update Season
  • Life – June 2023
    In the past month I’ve had a birthday, a birthday dinner, finished runner-up in a Memorial Day weekend cornhole tournament, and not much else. I’m still taking pictures of flower and enjoying an occasional glass of bourbon. The next month will be a little more adventurous.
  • Cheer – June 2023 – The New Season
    Today is the start of the 2023-24 USASF season. In my corner of the cheer world the biggest topic of late has been the USASF raising the minimum age of Open team athletes to 18ish along with the competitive disadvantage that gives US teams since the rest of the World has a younger minimum age.… Read more: Cheer – June 2023 – The New Season