STUNT in the News

Westcliff University adds STUNT to its Athletic Programs
May 21, 2020
In a season full of cancelled competitions and closed-down campuses, USA Cheer has some welcome good news to share. STUNT, the organization’s all-female sport, has been added to the NCAA’s roster of Emerging Sports for Women. It now begins the climb to championship sport status..


Sports Destination Magazine: An Interview with Lauri Harris on STUNT
May 19, 2020
In a season full of cancelled competitions and closed-down campuses, USA Cheer has some welcome good news to share. STUNT, the organization’s all-female sport, has been added to the NCAA’s roster of Emerging Sports for Women. It now begins the climb to championship sport status..


Hope International Royals to Officially Add STUNT in 2020-21
Mar 31, 2020
Hope International is proud to announce its addition of STUNT as a sport during the 2020-21 academic year and onward.


TRENDSETTER: Centenary Athletics to Add Three New Sports 
Mar 26, 3030
Centenary becomes the first school in the state of Louisiana to offer STUNT.

“I am very excited we are bringing STUNT here to Centenary,” said Ellen Reid, Centenary Head Competitive Cheer and Dance Coach/Spirit Coordinator. “Being the first collegiate program in the State of Louisiana is really something special that I think will benefit the college and prospective STUNT student-athletes greatly,” said Reid.


OBU Bison Clinch Conference After Three-Win Day
Mar 7, 2020
Sealing the deal on the conference championship, the Oklahoma Baptist’s STUNT team finished its regular season with three wins against Maryville, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma St. 18-2, 19-8, and 15-10, respectively. Those three wins also earned them the No. 2 spot in the nation.


Alma STUNT Wins Two More at Fontbonne Tournament
Feb 22, 2020
The Alma College STUNT team picked up two more wins on Saturday, defeating Oklahoma Baptist University 12-11 and Oklahoma City University 20-7.


USA Cheer Appoints New Director of College STUNT
Feb 17, 2020
Concordia University’s Amy Haney has been named to the position. February 17, 2020 – USA Cheer, the governing body for cheer in the U.S. that developed the sport of STUNT, along with the College

SBU STUNT Picks Up Three Wins in Opening Weekend
Feb 11, 2020
The SBU STUNT team opened their 2020 season on the road at Oklahoma City. They played in 5 games between Saturday and Sunday, going 3-2 on the weekend.


Concordia Season First Look: STUNT’S 2020 Campaign
Jan 21, 2020
The Concordia University Irvine STUNT team looks forward to being one of the top performing teams this upcoming season. Backed by strong recruiting and a tough schedule in the 2020 season, the Eagles look to make a trip to nationals later in the season.


CBU Lancers to Officially Add STUNT in 2020-21
Jan 13, 2020
“We are excited to provide another opportunity to showcase and provide opportunities to compete for our outstanding female athletes,” Director of Athletics Dr. Micah Parker said. “STUNT participation continues to increase across the nation with D-I athletic departments, including many in the West region. We feel like we have the facilities and coaches to be able to compete successfully right away.”


William Jessup Warriors Announce Launch of 15th Varsity Sport, STUNT
Aug 19, 2019
“Jessup Athletics is consistently pushing the envelope and doing our research to identify the best opportunities for us to grow collegiate athletics at our university,” Athletic Director Lance Von Vogt said. “STUNT is an emerging sport that was birthed right in our backyard at Rocklin and Antelope High Schools. Because of that, we have an amazing recruiting base in Northern California, not to mention STUNT is one of the most exciting sports I’ve come across in a long time.”


2019-20 STUNT Honor Roll Athletes Announced
July 22, 2019 – College STUNT
The College STUNT Association announced their 2019-20 Honor Roll recognizing STUNT athletes who achieved a 3.25 or above GPA.


Ursuline College to Add STUNT 2020/2021
Jun 28, 2019 – College STUNT: Ursuline College Arrows Athletics
“We are excited to add STUNT as our 12th varsity sport. This will give female student-athletes an opportunity to continue their athletic and academic careers at the collegiate level. To date, we are one of only three colleges in the State of Ohio to offer STUNT,” said Ursuline Director of Athletics Cindy McKnight. The STUNT team at Ursuline will have the opportunity to be awarded athletic and academic scholarships. The team will hold practices and competitions in the Seidman Gymnasium located inside the Sister Diana Stano Athletic Center.


Vanguard University recognizes Vanguard STUNT team in top ten moments of the year at #6
Jun 28, 2019 – College STUNT: Vanguard University Lions Athletics
“We end the first week of the countdown with Vanguard STUNT who reached the National Championships for the first time in their two-year career. The Lions won their final 10 games of the regular season and 12 of the final 13 included overtime upsets of Sacramento State and Concordia University – Irvine. For the teams efforts, Leslie Allen was voted as the Division II Coach of the Year.”


Hanover College to Add STUNT 2020/2021
May 23, 2019 – College STUNT: Hanover College Panthers Athletics
Hanover becomes just the second school in the state of Indiana and the first NCAA Division III institution in the state to add STUNT as a varsity sport. Purdue University is the only other school in the Hoosier state currently offering the program. The Panthers will also join regional Division III institutions such as Alma (Mich.), Hiram (Ohio) and Olivet (Mich.) that compete in STUNT’s Division II/III Conference. A total of 40 schools were listed on STUNT’s website as official varsity programs for 2019.


STUNT Has Potential to Transform Cheerleading Culture
Feb 5, 2019 – High School STUNT: National Federation of State High School Associations
About four weeks into the season and halfway through league play, we started to notice the positive changes in cheer culture at our school. The anecdotes kept coming in from athletes, teachers and parents. A senior team member said, “The football players are asking us when our next game is and if we won last night. They are giving us high fives.” Parents were ecstatic about the game’s fast pace and excited about how much playing time their cheerleaders were getting…”


Hiram grabs first every program victory at DU
Jan 28, 2019 – College STUNT: Hiram College Terriers Athletics
The Hiram College STUNT program competed in their inaugural weekend at Davenport University on Sunday afternoon. The Terriers played three different games, capturing the program’s first victory over Olivet, 14-4, in their first game of the day.


Vanguard University STUNT Announces 2019 Recruiting Class
May 23, 2018 – College STUNT: Vanguard University Lions Athletics
After a successful inaugural season which ended with the Blue and Gold winning three of their final four games, the squad lost four student-athletes to graduation and head coach Leslie Allen has been busy recruiting. The added roster will feature over 40 females competing in STUNT games as well as the addition of a sideline team which will focus on bringing spirit to events across campus. Vanguard STUNT is proud to announce the commitments of 24 new Lions for the spring 2019 roster.


Acalanes and Miramonte STUNT Teams Come to Fore
May 16, 2018 – High School STUNT: Lamorina Weekly
Competitive sports cheer (STUNT) will have as many as 30 girls on the roster. Sallina Boynton (Jazzlyn’s mother and former coach) filled in last year as coach at Las Lomas High School. She will be coaching next year at Acalanes along with her daughter and Caviness and appreciates the difficulty of competitive cheer: “You compete at jumping, tumbling, partner stunts and pyramids There are six levels and three different routines with each level and you have a short window to learn the routines. It’s a lot of work and a lot of fun. I’m very happy that it’s a sport.”


Anchorage School District is launching STUNT  
STUNT cheer is a USA Cheer-sanctioned head-to-head sport with teams competing to win the grand champion title. Stunt cheer removes the crowd-leading element and focuses on the technical and athletic components of cheer, including partner stunts, pyramids, basket tosses, group jumps, and tumbling.

USA Cheer News

  • USA Cheer Appoints New Director of College STUNT
    by Kelsey Werling on February 17, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    Concordia University’s Amy Haney has been named to the position. February 17, 2020 – USA Cheer, the governing body for cheer in the U.S. that developed the sport of STUNT, along with the College STUNT Association, has announced that Amy Haney has been named its new Director of College STUNT. A California native with [...] The post USA Cheer Appoints New Director of College STUNT appeared first on USA Cheer.

  • USA Cheer Appoints New Director of College STUNT
    by usacheer on August 28, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Katrina Wireman of Davenport University has been named to the position. Sacramento, Calif., August 22, 2019 – USA Cheer, the governing body for cheer in the U.S. that developed the sport of STUNT, has announced that Katrina Wireman has been appointed as the USA Cheer Director of College STUNT. Wireman, who launched the STUNT [...] The post USA Cheer Appoints New Director of College STUNT appeared first on USA Cheer.

  • STUNT Teams Enjoy Recognition from Members of Congress
    by usacheer on June 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Sacramento, Calif., June 11, 2019 – USA Cheer, the governing body for cheer in the U.S., has wrapped its ninth season for the new sport of STUNT, which culminated with a national championship on May 4 and 5. Four of the participating colleges and universities have received special recognition from their Senators and Representatives, [...] The post STUNT Teams Enjoy Recognition from Members of Congress appeared first on USA Cheer.

  • USA Cheer Announces DI and DII/III Players of the Year, Kennedy Wingbermuehle and Samantha Jenkins
    by usacheer on June 3, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Loomis, CA., June 3, 2019 — The College STUNT Association has named Kennedy Wingbermuehle, Junior from Oklahoma State University, and Samantha Jenkins, Senior from Davenport University, as the 2019 STUNT Athletes of the Year. “Both of these outstanding athletes are so well-deserving of this award. In addition to being well-rounded and involved in every [...] The post USA Cheer Announces DI and DII/III Players of the Year, Kennedy Wingbermuehle and Samantha Jenkins appeared first on USA Cheer.

  • The College STUNT Association Announces Season Nine STUNT All Americans
    by usacheer on May 30, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Memphis, Tenn., (May 30, 2019) – USA Cheer, the National governing body for cheer, has announced the 2019 College STUNT All Americans. The STUNT All Americans were selected by the STUNT coaches. Nominees for All American are athletes who exhibited superior skills and techniques, good game sense and knowledge of STUNT. They also needed [...] The post The College STUNT Association Announces Season Nine STUNT All Americans appeared first on USA Cheer.