Ciera Stitz is an American YouTube star, gymnast, cheerleader, and social media influencer. She is one of the three influencers who run the cheer, gymnastics, and fitness YouTube channel TheCheernastics2, along with her twin sister Megan and their cousin Maggie Atcheson. An Iowa native, Stitz has been interested in gymnastics since she was a child. She started taking lessons sometime in 2008, three years before they set up their channel. In October 2011, the girls came together to create TheCheernastics2 which essentially became a place to explore the things they all loved: gymnastics and cheerleading. In the ensuing years, the channel has grown exponentially and as of 2018, it has accumulated over 1.7 million subscribers and more than 400 million views. They have also set up an equally popular website through which they sell their merchandise. Besides being one of the co-runners of a successful YouTube channel, she is also a competitive gymnast and school cheerleader.
Rise to Fame
Ciera, Megan, and Maggie have been making videos since they were six or seven years old. According to Maggie’s father, Jerry Atcheson, they started creating content with a video camera when they were still children and seemed to like what they were doing. They would often get together, have a sleepover, and create videos with comedic undertones.
In October 2011, they set up the channel and the first video was uploaded on the same day. Initially, the videos mostly featured Ciera and Megan but gradually, Maggie became more and more involved with the channel. In time, it became one of the most popular gymnastics-based channels on the platform. Their most popular video is ‘Family Gymnastics Challenge!’ Uploaded in August 2014, it has garnered about 7.6 million views.
In 2011, when Ciera and Megan created TheCheernastics2 along with Maggie, they also set up another channel called SevenGymnasticsGirls. Besides the twins, the other girls involved with that channel were Zoe, Rachel Marie, Jazmyn Strong, Mary, and another girl who went by the username Awesome H Gymnastics. The channel was quite successful and at the height of its popularity, had 1.4 million subscribers. However, it has since been terminated.
The girls have also created Instagram and Twitter accounts for the channel to interact with their audience. They have over 20 thousand followers on Twitter and about 240 thousand followers on Instagram. Ciera has her personal Twitter and Instagram pages as well, where she has about 16 thousand and more than 200 thousand followers, respectively. She also has an account on VSCO, the photo-sharing app
In 2013, ‘Seventeen’ magazine reached out to TheCheernastics2, which eventually led to their collaboration with AwesomenessTV. The partnership proved to be quite fruitful for the girls, as they got the chance to attend several events, including Vidcon, where they met the likes of John Green, Josh Peck, and Nash Grier.
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Ciera was born on August 31, 1999, in Johnston, Iowa, the USA, to Gary and Gail Stitz. She has a twin sister named Megan and another sister named Hailey. She and her sister attended Waukee High School in Waukee, Iowa where they were part of the cheerleading squad. They and their cousin Maggie grew up together. The girls have always been athletic and have been attending lessons on gymnastics since they were children. After graduating from high school, she enrolled at the University of Iowa.