Bluffton is joining a select number of schools offering competitive Cheer/STUNT. STUNT showcases the athleticism of cheerleading thought stunting, jumping, and tumbling in a head-to-head game format at regional matches in the spring semester.

Incoming first-year, transfer students and current Bluffton students are encouraged to submit a video tryout for a spot on our STUNT team to Coach Morgann as soon as possible. There are a few spots open on the football and basketball sideline cheerleading squads, as well.

New students must be accepted to Bluffton University to be invited to join the cheer and/or STUNT programs.

Video should include: toe-touch, pike, and a double jump; short cheer so we may evaluate motions and voice; partner and/or group stunt; best running and/or standing tumbling skill. Please indicate which teams you are trying out for: football, basketball, and/or STUNT. 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. 

During its inaugural year, beginning spring 2020, Bluffton’s cheer/STUNT team will compete against other NCAA DII and DIII schools from across the Midwest and in NCAA STUNT competitions.

To try out, contact Morgann Rode, cheerleading coach, at

Coach Morgann Rode

More about Coach Rode

Contact Coach Rode by email at to learn more about Bluffton’s cheerleading and/or cheer/STUNT teams.