Capital University Cheerleaders

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The Capital University Cheerleaders are an integral part of CU Spirit, the University, and the community. Capital Cheerleaders take pride in promoting school spirit, encouraging positive crowd participation at CU events. CU Cheerleaders are excellent ambassadors for the University and participate in off-campus performances and events. All squad members are expected to be honest, respectful, have a strong work ethic, and uphold the Capital University brand.

Program Requirements

All squad members are required to attend all practices during the Fall and Spring semesters, and:

  • All home and select away football games
  • All men’s and women’s home basketball games and select away games
  • Games and practices held during semester breaks, spring break, and University scheduled and national holidays
  • Ohio Athletic Conference tournaments
  • Special appearances (on and off-campus)
  • Various athletic, community service, and fundraising events 

Stunting & Tumbling

Stunting and tumbling skills are very important to the CU Cheerleading Program. Stunting experience is not required to try out or make the squad, but it is highly encouraged. All current and future squad members are required to have a back handspring (standing or running) and to work on mastering a back tuck (standing or running).


“Cappy”, CU’s official mascot, is an important member of the CU Cheerleading Program and Capital University.  Cappy can be seen alongside the CU Cheerleaders during games and at various campus and community events.


Tryouts for the cheerleading squad and mascots are held each spring for the following academic year. Check back for this spring’s tryout date and location.

Cheer Clinics

Capital Cheer will be hosting its next clinic on Saturday, Jan. 31 for those in grades kindergarten through 12. The clinic will be held inside the Capital Center, at the field house.

The clinic will be broken into two sessions based on age groups. The cost to attend is $35 and if you register before Jan. 24, you will also receive a complimentary Cap Cheer t-shirt. 

In addition, those that attend will be invited to perform with the Capital cheer team live at halftime of the men's basketball game versus Mount Union that day. (Game begins at 2 p.m.)

For more information and to sign up for the CU Cheer Clinic, download the registration form or read more.


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Matt Casto

Capital University Cheerleading Head Coach

Sarah Kern Kildow

Capital University Cheerleading Assistant Coach