USA Cheer SafeSport Program – Suspended & Ineligible Members

Membership in USA Cheer is a privilege that can be denied or withdrawn at any time when a person’s conduct is determined to be inconsistent with the best interests of cheer and the athletes it serves. USA Cheer has reserved the right to publish a list of individuals whose memberships have been suspended or revoked related to Athlete Protection as well as individuals who were not USA Cheer members, but are barred from membership due to convictions related to Athlete Protection.

Suspended & Ineligible Member Lists

USA Cheer has the right to deny, suspend or revoke membership for:

  • Any person under criminal investigation.
  • Any person charged with or convicted of a crime that is not consistent with the rules, policies or standards of USA Cheer.
  • Any conduct inconsistent with USA Cheer rules, policies or standards.
  • Any action of misconduct reviewed by the Disciplinary Committee and determined to not serve the best interests of the disciplines of cheer or USA Cheer.

The lists below are actions taken by USA Cheer based on reports or notifications the organization received directly or from reports or notifications made to our member organizations. We recommend persons researching specific individuals to also cross check other published lists of Ineligible or Suspended Memberships posted by other governing bodies, state associations, or youth serving organizations.

Additionally, the U.S. Center for SafeSport has a searchable centralized disciplinary database. A thorough check of all available resources – in addition to proper screening by the program – can help identify candidates who may not be suitable to work with youth.

Search the U.S. Center for SafeSport Database

View USASF Suspended & Ineligible Members

Currently Ineligible for USA Cheer Membership

The following is a list of individuals who are currently ineligible for USA Cheer membership pending investigation and clearance by USA Cheer or a member organization.

The Suspended List includes the names of individuals currently suspended and currently ineligible. It is not intended to be a historical record of members who may have been suspended previously.

This list is based on reports from member organizations and from public documents. Non-members may be ineligible for current membership due to any arrest or investigation related to athlete protection regardless of whether or not the arrest or investigation is related to their coaching duties. If you know of someone involved in cheer who is currently under investigation or has been arrested and has a trial pending related to athlete abuse who is not on this list, please complete this form, along with supporting documentation or links.

If you believe your name is on this list in error, fill out the following form, along with any supporting documentation.

The following members are currently ineligible for USA Cheer membership pending clearance by USA Cheer or a member organization.

Currently Ineligible List

NameStateStatusSource
Caballero, BlossomHIIneligible Pending AppealUSASF
Edmond, MichaelCAIneligible Pending TrialPublic Records
Hinton, ChristopherNCIneligible Pending AppealUSASF
Machado, RoyceHIIneligible Pending AppealUSASF

Permanently Ineligible for Membership

The following persons are PERMANENTLY INELIGIBLE for membership in USA Cheer.

This list is based on reports from member organizations and from public documents. Non-members may be ineligible for any future membership due to any conviction related to athlete protection regardless of whether or not the conviction was related to their coaching duties.

If you know of someone involved in cheer who has received a conviction related to athlete abuse who is not on this list, please complete this form, along with supporting documentation or links.

If you believe your name is on this list in error, fill out the following form, along with any supporting documentation.

Permanently Ineligible List

NameST (last known)StatusSource
Agnew, ScottieTXPermanently IneligibleUSASF
Anestis, ChristianKYPermanently IneligibleUSASF
Boggs, James RKYPermanently IneligibleUSASF
Davis, KeeanCOPermanently IneligiblePublic Records
Despain, RickVAPermanently IneligibleUSASF
Dunlap, KaleTXPermanently IneligibleUSASF
Ebert, TysonWAPermanently IneligiblePublic Records
Fowler, ChaseTXPermanently IneligibleUSASF
Gattaz, YohelAZPermanently IneligibleUSASF
Jones, BenjaminVAPermanently IneligibleUSASF
Lewis Jr., LeonardWAPermanently IneligibleUSASF
McCuien, BrandonARPermanently IneligibleUSASF
Mendoza, JeffWAPermanently IneligibleUSASF
O’Neal, DemontKYPermanently IneligiblePublic Records
Rucker, CurtisNCPermanently IneligibleUSASF
Smith, JeremiahFLPermanently IneligibleUSASF
Valenty, VictorFLPermanently IneligibleUSASF