Nick always had a desire to tumble as he took gymnastics at an early age and then picked it back up years later as much of it came natural to him. His love for cheer transpired as a sophomore in high school. Nick first competed with Cheer Rage from GSC in Sherman, Texas, which led him then to trying out to cheer at the United World Games in Klagenfurt, Austria, in the summer of 2014. While there, he had the pleasure of touring Venice, Italy and Austria, which was a once in a life time experience for him. As a junior in high school, he was a member of the Bonham High School Varsity Cheer, where he was selected as an All American NCA cheerleader at camp.
As his love for this sport continued to grow and transpire, he began to take classes at Cheer Athletics in Plano, Texas. He would watch the competitive teams practice, with such an intense determination, that he learned the routine of the Cheer Athletics Prowlers all by himself.
Towards the end of the 2014-2015 Cheer Athletics Prowlers season, Nick was given the opportunity to compete with them at two competitions. He then had the desire and dream to compete with a Cheer Athletics Worlds Team. As try-outs were held in the spring of 2015, Nick’s dream came true. He was selected to be a member of the 2015-2016 Cheer Athletics Jungle Cats Worlds Team. He was so looking forward to traveling with this amazing team and attending the World’s competition in the spring of 2016 in Orlando, Florida.
Nick would have been starting his senior year of high school. He had attended a college cheer recruitment clinic at Lewisville High School where seventeen colleges were present. Twelve of those seventeen colleges had already contacted Nick about cheering at their campuses, once he graduated high school. His dream was to cheer at the college level and study in the medical field. Nick’s smile and personality were known to light up any room he entered; he loved life and everyone in it and never met a stranger.
This scholarship fund was established to keep his legacy living and his love for cheer and tumbling alive in others who love the sport as much as he did.