Celebrating 100 years of cheer in 2020!

Incoming first-year, transfer and current Bluffton students are encouraged to try out for football and/or basketball cheerleading. 

You may submit a video tryout to

Video submission should include: toe-touch, pike and a double jump; short cheer so we may evaluate motions and voice; any running/standing tumbling skills, and photos or videos of any partner or group stunts. Please include your history with cheerleading – high school, all-star, gymnastics, etc.

Please indicate which teams you are trying out for: football and/or basketball. Preference will be given to those with at least three years of tumbling and stunt experience. However, a good attitude and willingness to learn will be factored in. 

New students must be accepted to Bluffton University to be invited to join the cheerleading squads.

Bluffton hopes to join a select number of schools offering STUNT in the 2021-22 school year. STUNT is a female-only sport that showcases the athleticism of cheerleading through stunting, jumping and tumbling in a head-to-head game format at regional matches against other universities.


Bri Hartle

Bri Hartle, Co-Captain, Senior

High School/Hometown: Greenville High School/ Versailles, OH

Major: Child Development; minors in Education Studies & Special Education

Paige Lawhorn

Paige Lawhorn, Co-Captain, Senior

High School/Hometown: Continental High School/Continental, OH

Major: Elementary Education & Intervention Specialist

Liz Deal

Liz Deal, Co-Captain, Sophomore

High School/Hometown: Troy Christian High School/Troy, OH

Major: Nutrition and Dietetics

Leslie Diaz

Leslie Diaz, Junior

High School/Hometown: Santa Maria Reina, Chiclayo, Peru

Major: Graphic Design & Marketing 

Searra Hough

Searra Hough, Sophomore

High School/Hometown: Triad High School/North Lewisburg, OH

Major: Social Work

Karissa Mead

Karissa Mead, First Year

High School/Hometown: Liberty Benton High School/Findlay, OH

Major: Child Development; Minors in Art & Photography 

Kelli Kretschmar

Kelli Kretschmar, First Year

High School/Hometown: Greenville High School/Greenville, OH

Major: Nursing, Minor in Business Administration

Mattie Sevitz

Mattie Sevitz, First Year

High School/Hometown: Delphos Jefferson High School/Delphos, OH

Major: Psychology

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