What Is Maddy Brum From Cheer Doing Now?

The cast of Netflix's "Cheer" went from known in the cheer world to known all over the world after the show premiered in January 2020. Per Netflix, the "gripping docuseries follows the ups and downs of Navarro College's competitive cheer squad." The group of talented young adults completely won people's hearts with their high-flying stunts and personalities, and many have gone on to accomplish big things since appearing on the show. 

Take Maddy Brum, for example, who is a fan favorite on "Cheer" for a reason. The rookie flyer came in on the show's second season and instantly won people's hearts with her story and her talent. The star, who didn't have the most stable upbringing with her dad being incarcerated, used cheerleading as a stable way to stay on the right path and have someone looking after her.

The consistency and routine turned her into one heck of a cheerleader as well. "She doesn't know how good she is," said one teammate on the show  (via Women's Health Magazine).  That must be true because her cheerleading career didn't stop after the Netflix show. Here's what she's been up to since Season 2 ended.

She's cheering for a new team now

You can take the girl out of cheerleading, but you can't take the cheerleading out of the girl. She might be wearing red and white still, but this cheerleader's got a brand new team to cheer for. According to an Instagram post, Maddy Brum is cheering for Texas Tech in the 2022-2023 school year. The star will be joined by her fellow "Cheer" cast mates Terrell "TT" Barker and James Thomas on the co-ed squad as well.

Before you go calling her a traitor, know that she left Navarro College for a reason. According to Navarro coach Monica Aldama, cheerleaders only get three years of eligibility at Navarro. "The way cheer works is a little bit different. You get five years of eligibility to compete, and three of those can be at the junior college level," Aldama told Hollywood Life. "They don't use their eligibility unless they actually compete."

That means that Brum will likely only be at Texas Tech for three years. As Bustle reports, she was at Navarro for two years, which leaves three years of eligibility left. 

Maddy Brum was in an accident during the Cheer tour

While most of her post-Netflix life has been pretty great, there was one event that was, well, not so great. Just months after her Netflix debut, Maddy Brum was hit by a car while out walking with her "Cheer" co-stars (via Page Six). 

"Angel, James, Jay and I were crossing the street at a cross walk, where a car turned and drove into me at 20-30 mph. Luckily, I only left with bruises and cuts on my body," she wrote in the caption of an Instagram post. "I will be doing the tour to the best of my ability for the next few shows. I am so unbelievably thankful that I am still alive and still get the opportunity to do what I love."

Thankfully, she left the accident with only "bruises and cuts." A flood of support came in from well-wishers which includes messages not only from fans but from her cast members as well. "I love you Madison," Gabbi Butler wrote in the comments of Brum's Instagram post. "Got them guardian angels around you." Coach Monica Aldama wrote, "I'm so thankful it wasn't worse!"

Maddy is still participating in the Cheer tour

Cheerleaders from all over the country find a way to do what they love. Before her big return to college cheerleading, Maddy Brum is participating in the Cheer Live tour. According to the Cheer Live website, the tour gives people the opportunity to see their favorite cheerleaders from the show including stars from Navarro, Weber State, and Trinity Valley. The event features 22 "Cheer" stars bringing their all to venues across the country

Per the site, performances aren't scored. Instead, the event lets cheerleaders show off their skills in "an electrifying exhibition of never-before-seen stunts, pyramids and dance performances that are sure to have fans on the edge of their seats."

Brum announced in an Instagram post that she will be participating in the event "to the best of [her] abilities" following her accident, and fans will no doubt be excited to see her take the stage. 

She's cheered for other teams, too

You didn't think that Navarro, Texas Tech, and the Cheer Live tour were the only places that this cheerleader performed, did you? According to Bustle, after leaving Navarro, Maddy Brum also cheered for the Wildcats which is a Cheer Athletics All-Star team. Basically, this girl's entire life revolves around cheer. 

Unlike school cheerleading, All-Star teams do not have set years of eligibility. Instead, the teams are decided by age and tier levels. Level 7 is the highest level that the levels go for adult cheer, which is what Brum was on, and most skills are allowed. Many "Cheer" stars, like Gabby Butler, go on to cheering all-star at some point in their career (via Bustle). They are able to practice their skills when not competing for a school and can continue to do what they love. 

Needless to say, Brum is not looking to give up cheerleading any time soon. 

You could see Maddy in Cheer again

At the time of publication, "Cheer," Season 3 has yet to be announced, but there are rumors of the show being in the works. Honestly, it wouldn't be surprising if the show was renewed for another season, as the last two seasons were loved by fans. Brum cheered for Navarro in the 2021-2022 season, so that means that she'll be on the show's third season if the show is renewed.

Spoiler alert: Navarro won first place at the 2022 National Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championships in Daytona (via ScreenRant). That makes for a solid ending to Brum's career as a Navarro cheerleader. "Saying goodbye is never easy," Brum wrote in an Instagram caption after the team's 15th win. "But this is probably the hardest one. Everything about this program had my heart from the second I signed. Through the good and the bad there's nothing like the love in this program, and that I will hold on to forever. Navarro cheer 21-22, Thank you for making my dreams come true!"

Of course, this doesn't mean that Brum is anywhere near done with her career as a cheerleader and we can't wait to see what the future has in store for her.