About Us

Dakota Spirit is recognized as one of the top competitive cheerleading programs in the region. A USASF Certified Gym, Dakota Spirit celebrates 20 years of cheer this season! Established in 1997 by founder Robin Fritsch, the program has grown to 18 teams, a variety of classes for all ages, and a full scale program of camps, clinics & choreography services. What makes Dakota Spirit different from the rest is the Christ centered environment. Veteran coaches lead the way to a program of excellence!

Our History

Established in 1997 by founder Robin Fritsch, the program began with 12 young girls and was first known as Dakota Spirit Supersquads.
The program has grown to 18 teams, a variety of classes for all ages, and a full scale program of camps, clinics & choreography services. Dakota Spirit has a place for every child with a variety of classes and teams that fit any experience and commitment level. Our experienced staff will help your child develop as an athlete both physically and mentally! Come join the best!

Robin Fritsch

Robin Fritsch

Director/Founder

Staff

Robin Fritsch, the director and founder of Dakota Spirit has her Masters Degree in Elementary Education and has taught classes from preschool to college. Robin has an extensive background in the cheer and dance industry including:

  • National Federation Regional Contributor of the Year
  • 28 years of coaching including college, high school, competitive, and youth
  • Founder of the South Dakota Cheer Leading Coaches Association
  • Nominated for several regional & national awards including SITA Hall of  Fame,
  • UPA Hall of Fame
  • UPA National Coach of the Year
  • Dance Extreme Legacy of Achievement Award
Brianna Arthur

Brianna Arthur

At Dakota Spirit since 2012

Certification(s): ACCA Certified

 

Joanna Fritsch

Joanna Fritsch

At Dakota Spirit since 2016

Certification(s): USASF 1-5

Jay Harrison

Jay Harrison

At Dakota Spirit since 2012

Certification(s): USASF 1-5

Gerri Healy

Gerri Healy

At Dakota Spirit since 2009

Certification(s): USASF Levels 1-3

Rachel Kanengieter

Rachel Kanengieter

At Dakota Spirit since 2006

Certification(s): USASF 1-5

 

Ashley Kemmis

Ashley Kemmis

At Dakota Spirit since 2010

Certification(s): AACCA Certified

 

Triana McCloud

Triana McCloud

At Dakota Spirit since 2016

Certification(s): AACCA Certified

Maddie Miller

Maddie Miller

At Dakota Spirit since 2016

Certification(s): ACCA

 

Liz Moeller

Liz Moeller

At Dakota Spirit since 2016

Certification(s): USASF Level 4 building and USASF Level 5 tumbling

Missy Ragon

Missy Ragon

At Dakota Spirit since 2000

Certification(s): USASF 1-5

Becca Rounds

Becca Rounds

At Dakota Spirit since 2015

Certification(s): USASF 1-3

Tina Viss

Tina Viss

At Dakota Spirit since 2006

Certification(s): USASF 1-2

Tyanna Viss

Tyanna Viss

At Dakota Spirit since 2006

Certification: ACCA

Haley Wessling

Haley Wessling

At Dakota Spirit since 2016

Certification(s): ACCA

 

Jamie Wolfgang

Jamie Wolfgang

At Dakota Spirit since 2008

Certification(s): ACCA