Michael Buckhanan, Allstar Manager, Director and Choreographer

Michael began his cheerleading career as a member of the South Brunswick High School competitive cheerleading program. Michael competed at the regional, state, and national level while earning his varsity letter for both cheerleading and marching band. After high school Michael attended The University of North Carolina Wilmington. Here he cheered and competed with the Seahawks before graduating with his degree in Recreation Management. Days after graduation from UNCW Michael joined the staff at Cheer Infinity Allstars. He has been with CIA for over a decade where he now serves as the Allstar Manager. Michael stays busy coaching several teams at the gym, teaching clinics, and doing choreography for various schools around North Carolina.

 

“Perfection is not obtainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”-Vince Lombardi

Judy Scholz, Office Manager

Judy’s daughter Elizabeth, an athlete of Cheer Infinity from 2007-2009 earning a Cheer scholarship to Hawaii Pacific University. Judy previously worked as a church secretary and part time bookkeeper for a nutritionist. Judy started working for Cheer Infinity in 2012. With her office experience and her small taste of Allstar Cheer, she is delighted to serve at Cheer Infinity. She is a mother to 5 children and has 11 grandchildren. She shares the same mission as Cheer Infinity. Love God with all your heart, love your family and love and serve all of God’s children. This is so much more than a job to Judy. She sees it as a ministry to serve.

Marcus Cureton, Asst Allstar Manager, Choreographer, Stunt & Tumble Coach

Coach Marcus started cheering at Wilmington Allstars in 2002 on junior coed. In high school cheered for North Myrtle Beach HS and majored in dance at the Academy for Arts, Science and Technology. Junior year in HS moved to Wilmington and became co captain of Laney HS Dance Team. Senior year of high school cheered at Cheer Extreme Raleigh and won Cheersport and won bronze at Worlds. His roles with Cheer Infinity are Asst. Allstar Manager and Coach, Choreographer and Stunt and Tumble coach. and has been coaching for 6 years.

Anthony Floyd, Tumbling Coach

Anthony Floyd cheered at Cheer Infinity from 2010 through 2016 where he received multiple Awards and the Senior Scholarship. He also cheered at New Hanover High School for his Junior and Senior year and then went on to become Cape Fear Community College’s Cheer Captain. He graduated with his Associate in Arts Degree in 2017 from Cape Fear, and then went on to work at Walt Disney World on the Disney college program. Now he continues to work at Cheer Infinity as he attends UNCW working on his Bachelor’s in Technical Theater.

Micheal Smith, Tumbling Coach

Cheering and Tumbling since he was young, Coach Micheal ‘Bud” Smith has been excellent in every possible way. Elite in his abilities, both as a Tumbler and as a Coach, he trains athlete’s to be as the Elite Tumblers he knows they can be. Cheering for teams such as TopGun Allstar out of Miami, FL where he earned a World Championship Title Ring, and other elite programs he has endeavored for excellence across all walks. He got his start and his heart here at Cheer Infinity Allstars back in the good ol days when CIA was Wilmington Allstars. He is an integral part of the CIA Family!

Tanner Brooks, Tumbling Coach

Tanner is from Asheville and started tumbling when he was 12. He played multiple sports through high school and picked up his interest in cheer his senior year. He started coaching tumbling shortly after at Fearless Athletics in Asheville. Tanner now cheers at UNCW and is in his final year. He studies Exercise Science and is hoping to attend Med School to become a surgeon.

 

“No pressure, No diamonds.”- Thomas Carlyle

Julia Margiotti, Prep Team, Preschool & Stunt Coach

Julia cheered competitively for 13 years prior to entering the business as a coach. She started coaching her junior year of high school at Cheer Extreme Allstars in Charlotte, NC. Her sophomore year of college she transferred from UNCC to cheer at UNCW. With a passion for passing on everything that she learned in her 15 years of tumbling and stunting she found her place here at CIA.

 

“You don’t have to be fearless, just don’t let fear stop you” – Charlie Day

Danielle Estes, Tumble Manager and Coach

Danielle started her cheerleading career in second grade, where she was cheering on the sidelines, until she saw her big sister, Kayla Nunez, cheer on the competition floor in 2005. After that, Dani cheered for Maine Stars cheer gym for 5 years, and went on to win many national titles. She started her coaching career in 2014, where she assisted at tumbling and practices. Two years later took her team to the very first Summit, and watched the kids win a title! She also cheered for ECE I5 ladies in 2016, where she placed 4th in the world! In 2017, she was asked to be head instructor for the tumbling program at Maine Stars! She was asked to coach Maine Stars first ever worlds team in 2018, placing second in the extra small coed division. Her passion will never die, and is so excited to share her knowledge and love for the sport with her new athletes!

 

“Good attitudes among players do not guarantee a teams success, but bad attitudes guarantees its failures”- John C. Maxwell

Kayla Nunez, Tumbling Coach

Kayla recently moved to Wilmington with her husband and two beautiful daughters, one of which is on the mini Mariln’s team, here at Cheer Infinity.
Her cheerleading career started at Maine Stars cheer gym where she won several national titles and top gun jumper in the state of Maine. After high school Kayla went on to cheer for the first ever worlds team in the state of Maine, not once but four years in a row! In her coaching career Kayla has done choreography for high school teams up and down the coast of Maine. From there she was asked to coach at the gym where her love for cheer began. At Maine Stars she coached the tiny, mini and junior team where her teams placed first at many national competitions; even three undefeated seasons!! That same year she was asked to coach at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. She started the program from the bottom up and took them to their first ever NCA college national in Daytona Beach, Florida, in year three of coaching. The team was placed in a combined division and ending up in fourth place (combined) and first in their division.

Kayla is very excited to be a part of the Cheer Infinity family and bringing her passion for cheer to a new “home”.