Capital University Cheerleaders

Capital University Cheerleaders

 Program requirements   |   Stunts/Tumbling   |   Mascot ("Cappy")   |   Roster   |  Photos  |  Questions?

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Capital Cheer wants to connect with its alumni! Those that were part of the CU cheer team while a student, please help us build our alumni group by contacting head coach Lila Pettibone ( and include your name, current address, e-mail, phone number and years you participated with Capital Cheer!

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 

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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).

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“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.     - top -

Check out Cappy in action! 



For more information, please contact Coach Lila Pettibone via email at



Lila Pettibone
Capital University Cheerleading Head Coach


Kelly Taylor
Capital University Cheerleading Assistant Coach

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