Top Row (left to right): Benjamin Schwanke, Dominic Benedetto, Colton Frink, Jason Eulberg, Dan Neff, Coach Shannon Gaskins-Elliott. Middle Row: Amber Bailey, Ben Browning, Brooke Miller, Chase Shank, Madison Hylton, Keith Grand, Hadley Farabee, Austin Holbert, Rebecca Buriak, Sylar Arbogast. Bottom Row: Megan VanMeter, Mikaela Atkinson, Regina Troyer, Keerstin O'Donnell.
WVU Cheerleading tryouts for the 2016-17 season will be held April 30 & May 1, 2016. Candidates must read and complete ALL registration paperwork prior to trying out. Pre-registration paperwork must be received by April 27. Mail to Attn: Christy Davis, PO Box 0877 Coliseum, Morgantown, WV 26506. Registration can also be e-mailed to email@example.com. If you e-mail your physical, you must bring the original with the physician's signature to tryouts. There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the MountainLair Rhododendron room. Attendance is not mandatory, but all local candidates are encouraged to attend.
The Blue cheerleading team is the second of two co-ed cheerleading teams at West Virginia University. It is open to all students including freshmen. This team performs at all home women's basketball games and other special events. The blue team is very active in the community and takes part in weekly visits to WVU Children's Hospital along with the gold team.
Standing Backhandspring, Round-off series of three backhandsprings, Standing back tuck (a spot can be used), Optional tumbling pass of candidate's choice
Hyperextended toe touch, Standing left and right leg heel stretch, Standing scorpions
Assisted toe touch, Toss to hands
Cheer & Dance:
Good motion technique and voice projection, Must display good dance ability, skill and technique
Male candidates must display athletic ability. Experience is not necessary, though is encouraged.
All material will be taught at tryouts. Material includes cheer/sidelines, dance, and stunts.
The WVU blue team is coached by Shannon Gaskins-Elliott.