NHS Cheer Team

Cheer Team
Fall Season Cheering Information

North High School is pleased to introduce the new Cheer Coaching Staff


Head Coach - Jenifer Wieland

Jenifer has over 20 years of cheerleading, gymnastics and coaching experience.  She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management with a Minor in Coaching from Lewis University in Romeoville, IL and a Master's Degree in Athletic Administration from Loras College in Dubuque, IA.  As the current Co-Owner of the cheerleading and gymnastics gym, Exceptional Athletics, and assistant coach of the multi-National Champions, UWEC cheer and stunt team, she is excited to bring the North High School Cheer team into her cheerleading family. 

Jenifer's cheerleading and coaching experience include:

  • Pleasant Plains High School cheerleading team member and captain 1996-2000
  • Lewis University cheerleading team member and captain 2000-2004.
  • American Cheerleading Federation Head Camp Instructor 2000-2002
  • Super Cheer and Dance Association Intern 2003
  • Loras College Program Director 2005-2006
  • UW Stout Cheer/Dance Advisor, Assistant Track & Field Coach 2007-2010
  • UW Eau Claire Assistant Cheer Coach 2010 -current
  • Co-Owner of EXceptional Athletics cheer & gymnastics 2011-current
  • 3 time All American, American Cheerleading Federation
  • National Cheerleaders Association Collegiate All American
  • National Cheerleaders Association Top Gun Stunt Champion
  • 3 time NCAA Division II Track & Field All American, Long Jump


Assistant Coach - Kolleen Benz

Kolleen has extensive experience as a cheer athlete and cheer coach.  Her coaching has focused on work with choreography and strength training and transforming teams from general squads into entertaining performers.  

 Kolleen’s cheerleading and coaching experience include:

  • North Stafford High School: Varsity Sideline and Varsity Competition: Team Captain, Scholar Athlete, Coach’s Award, Universal Cheerleaders Association All-American
  • Longwood University and the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire: Scholar Athlete
  • Private School Varsity Sideline Cheer
  • Cheer Fusion All-Stars: Mini Level , Senior Level 2
  • YMCA:Youth Acrobatics, Tiny Tumbling
  • Exceptional Athletics: Senior Level Two, Junior Level Two
  • Universal Cheerleaders Association

Look for information coming from the coaches soon. Contact Coach Wieland with questions at: jenifer@exceptionalcheer.com or 217.801.5221

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