Capital University Cheerleaders

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

It is highly encouraged (but not required) to attend CU Cheer Clinics throughout the academic year to better prepare for spring tryouts.

CU Cheer is holding a clinic on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Cost is $35, which includes a t-shirt and cheering Pre-Game & 1st Quarter at the Capital University vs Ohio Northern University Football Game, 2pm that day!

Check-in is from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m., with the first clinic being held for 6th grade-12th grade from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and Pre-Kindergarten-5th grade from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

For more information and to sign-up for the CU Cheer Clinic, download the form here.


For more information, please contact

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Matt Casto

Capital University Cheerleading Head Coach

Sarah Kern Kildow

Capital University Cheerleading Assistant Coach