Cheer on Netflix: Where are the Navarro cheerleaders now?

Cheer, the six-part documentary series about Navarro College competitive cheer squad is available to stream and download on Netflix now. Ever since the series dropped on Friday, January 8, cheerleading and non-cheerleading fans have been binge-watching the series. The documentary followed the personal and competitive lives of Navarro College cheerleaders as they trained for the Daytona College Nationals.

Where are the Navarro cheerleaders now?

Gabi Butler

Gabi Butler was the most well-known member of the Navarro College cheer squad.

She had made a name for herself in cheerleading having competed with several teams including Top Gun and Trinity, California All-Stars Smoed, and Gymtime Blink IOC5.

Gabi was also a social media star before joining Navarro, with her own YouTube series.

Since appearing in Cheer, her Instagram following has reached over 1.1 million.

Sadly, 20-year-old Gabi did not return to Navarro College and is currently a member of the Top Gun cheer squad in Miami.

Top Gun cheering squad is one of the best in the world, holding 12 world champion titles.

The appearance of her parents on the show caused controversy amongst viewers, which Gabi addressed recently on the Ellen DeGeneres show, revealing her relationship with them was much better.

She said: “My parents were like, ‘Wow, maybe we do need to let her be more independent and let her make her own decisions for herself.

“I really just think that it was great for because I really started to love myself more and be, like, I need to be more positive about myself. I’m very grateful for the show.”

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Lexi Brumback

Everybody watching Cheer was rooting for 20-year-old Lexi Brumback.

After absolutely nailing her tumbling performance at Daytona, things took a bad, yet unsurprising turn, for Lexi.

Lexi, who had come from a troubled background and had even spent time in jail, appeared to be slipping into her old ways.

The documentary did not reveal exactly what happened, but Lexi told filmmakers that the police had caught her with some ‘illegal stuff’.

As a result, she was kicked off the Navarro cheer team and the last viewers saw of Lexi was her attending raves in her own town.

However, there is good news for Lexi fans as she is back on the Navarro cheer team.

Speaking to Popsugar, Lexi said: “This past fall semester, I went to go to a different college and… I just didn’t feel at home, and I didn’t really feel like I had that family I did here in Navarro.

“My parents, as well as my old coaches, had reached out to Monica about me coming back and she was open about giving me a second chance.

“I came back and I’m really glad that I did. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”

Jerry Harris

At the end of Cheer, there was good news for 18-year-old Jerry Harris.

Jerry, everybody favourite fan on the mat, got a scholarship to the University of Louisville, where he joined the cheerleading team there.

Noting could keep Jerry away from Navarro though and after one semester, he is back on the team.

Speaking to Esquire, Jerry said: “I actually went last semester [to Louisville] but was missing Navarro so much so I reached out to Monica and asked if there were any openings for me and she said yes, so I decided to seize the opportunity to make myself happy and do what I wanted to do. So, I decided to come back.

“As of right now, it’s just another semester, I don’t know where I’m going to go after this, school-wise, but I’m just happy I get to spend a couple more months with my family.”


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La’Darius Marshall

Stunter La’Darius Marshall left Navarro College to coach at a cheer gym in Valparaiso, Flordia.

However, after the summer, 21-year-oldLa’Darius has returned to Navarro for his third and final year.

He posted a photograph on Instagram with his fellow teammates confirming the news.

He wrote: “ Guess who is back and better than ever see you @theellenshow next week…. God is so good #BreakEveryChain #NavarroBackAgain #ThirdYear #LastOneBestOne #EndItAll.”


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Morgan Simianer

Top flyer Morgan Simianer announced at the end of Cheer she would be returning to Navarro College for a third year, meaning she would stay part of the cheer team.

Cheer fans will be pleased to hear that 22-year-old Morgan is still at Navarro College and cheerleading.

Mackenzie ‘Sherbs’ Sherburn and Austin Bayles are currently cheering at Texas Tech University.

Student assistant coach Kāpena Kea is still at Navarro alongside head coach, Monica Aldama.

Cheer is streaming on Netflix now

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