Blue Team

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 2017-2018 season will be held April 22 and 23, 2017. Candidates must read and complete ALL registration paperwork prior to trying out. Pre-registration paperwork must be received by April 19. Mail to Attn: Christy Davis, PO Box 0877 Coliseum, Morgantown, WV 26506. Registration can also be e-mailed to wvucheer@mail.wvu.edu. 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 Monday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Mountain Lair 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.


Female Evaluation

Standing Backhandspring, Round-off series of three backhandsprings, Standing back tuck (a spot can be used), Optional tumbling pass of candidate's choice

Individual Skills:
Hyperextended toe touch, Standing left and right leg heel stretch, Standing scorpions

Co-ed Stunts:
Assisted toe touch, Toss to hands

Cheer & Dance:
Good motion technique and voice projection, Must display good dance ability, skill and technique

Male Evaluation

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.

Coaching Staff

The WVU blue team is coached by Shannon Gaskins-Elliott.
Email: cheerWVUBlue@gmail.com