Chris Opheim is in his 2nd year as the Spirit Coordinator and Head Cheer Coach for the Washington State Spirit Squads. Since taking over the spirit squads program in fall of 2012, Chris has grown the cheerleading program into a nationally recognized and competitive collegiate cheerleading squad.
Chris is a 10 year instructor for the Universal Cheerleaders Association, instructing at the high school, collegiate, and international levels for the 7 years. He is a member of UCA’s college staff, core instructional staff and curriculum development teams. He has judged the last 5 years in Orlando, FL for the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship, All-Star Nationals Competition, College Cheerleading Championship, and Worlds Cheerleading Championship hosted on ESPN.
Originally from Iowa, Chris is a former collegiate cheerleader for the University of Northern Iowa and University of Arkansas.About Maggie Kazemba
Maggie Kazemba, a Spokane native, is in her 3rd season as Head Coach of the Washington State University Crimson Girl Dance Team. Maggie is also in her 7th season as the Spokane Shock Dance Team Director. After her first season as Dance Team Director, the Spokane Shock Dance Team was selected as the best Dance Team in the AF2.
Maggie is the current choreographer of the West Valley High School Dance Team, a team that has been named the top in the state for the past eight years, and has been choreographing and instructing dance for over a decade in Eastern Washington, Idaho and Montana. In 2010, Maggie opened her own dance studio in the Spokane Valley, Spokane Elite Dance Studio, instructing dancers of all ages in jazz, hip hop, ballet, tap and cheer. A Washington State University Honors College graduate (December 2009, with a Masters in Architecture), Maggie was the Captain of the WSU Crimson Girl Dance Team winning three national titles with her team. In 2008, Maggie was named Sports Illustrated Cheerleader of the Week after performing at the NCAA Tournament in Charlotte, North Carolina. Additionally, Maggie has over 17 years of professional training in ballet, jazz and hip hop. Maggie was a dance instructor for Universal Dance Association.
Maggie currently lives in Spokane with her husband Brian and their son.