Capital University Cheerleaders

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


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 Matt Casto ( and include your name, current address, e-mail, phone number and years you participated with Capital Cheer!

We hope that you will join us for the Capital Cheer Alumni Game on Saturday, Sept. 26 versus Muskingum! More details to come...


Click here for the 2014-15 Cheerleading Roster

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.

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Tryouts for the 2015-16 Capital University cheer team will be held on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 6-9 p.m. inside the Capital Center. Tryouts are closed to the public. Any full-time Capital University student and one who has been accepted by the University may tryout. 

Please download the information/application packet (.pdf) for outline, requirements and other information regarding the tryout process. 

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Cheer Clinics

Capital Cheer will be hosting its next clinic on Friday, July 3. The clinic will be held inside the Capital Center field house.

Registration is due by Friday, June 19 and will cost $75 dollars, which will include lunch, a t-shirt and the child would be allowed to march in the Bexley 4th of July Parade the following day. There is also a $50 half-day option.

The participants will learn cheers, motions, play games and get a chance to explore Capital University’s campus. This experience will also give the kids the opportunity to experience what being a college cheerleader is like.

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

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Matt Casto

Capital University Cheerleading Head Coach