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 though stunting, jumping and tumbling in a head-to-head game format at regional matches against other universities.

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