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BMS Cheerleaders Getting Ready for Season

By Stephanie Upchurch
BSW Contributor

The Bellevue Middle School Owls Cheerleading squad is gearing up for the upcoming season. 

The Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA) welcomed the BMS Owls to McGavock High School where they put in three days of intense, compact training. 

The girls spent seven hours a day conditioning, tumbling, stunting and cheering to put together an intense, energetic, and enthusiastic routine sure to wow the fans in the stand!  

Of course there were many bumps, bruises, and just a little bit of blood drawn but the girls still had huge smiles on their faces as parents showed up for a 20 minute demonstration of their newly learned cheer skills including cheer moves, dances and complex stunting! 

This energetic group of  girls are led by an energetic and dynamic coach motivated by a love of cheerleading. 

Coach Ariel Fish is in her second year as head coach of the BMS Owls. Coach Fish moved to Bellevue to begin her teaching career but her coaching career started long before her move to Tennessee. 

A veteran cheerleader hailing from upstate New York, Coach Fish began cheering in 4th grade and has been involved with cheerleading ever since. 

Coach Fish cheered through high school and was chosen for an NCA all-star team in 2008. She began her coaching career volunteering with youth teams in Arizona. She ran tumbling clinics as well as coaching camps  at her local community center. 

Coach Fish fell in love with UCA camps as a high school cheerleader and attended every summer.  She was eager to create those memories and bring that type of intense, compact training to this young Bellevue squad. 

Coach Fish and her BMS Owls can be found on Thursday nights at the BMS football field beginning in September. 

If you want to get a sneak peek they will be performing during the Tennessee Titans preseason game against the Carolina Panthers on August 20th at 2pm. Come check out this dynamic young squad, we’re pretty sure you won’t be able to keep your bottoms in the seat!