Loomis, CA., June 3, 2019 — The College STUNT Association has named Kennedy Wingbermuehle, Junior from Oklahoma State University, and Samantha Jenkins, Senior from Davenport University, as the 2019 STUNT Athletes of the Year.

“Both of these outstanding athletes are so well-deserving of this award. In addition to being well-rounded and involved in every quarter of play, they are both leaders on their teams and role models for young STUNT athletes across the country,” says Lauri Harris, Executive Director of USA Cheer.

“If I needed a go to person to make something hit, Kennedy was my first choice,” says Lindsay Bracken, coach for the Oklahoma State Cowgirls. “Whether it was flying partner stunts, middling pyramids, flying baskets, or tumbling, we typically won whatever routine she was in. As a coach, you can’t ask for a better athlete to give you confidence in putting them on the mat. She is a fierce competitor.”

“Samantha (aka Jammy) has been a vital STUNT athlete every year since her freshman year at Davenport University,” says Davenport University STUNT Coach Celia Kiogima. “Her natural ability has earned her place in many of the routines and her mental capacity and endurance has led her to top the charts with the number one power ranking during her junior and senior year. Jammy has grown tremendously has a leader on and off the STUNT mat.”

Created by USA Cheer to be an additional sport option for female athletes, STUNT was derived from traditional cheerleading and developed to fulfill all NCAA emerging sport requirements, and has consistently met all minimum requirements for consideration. STUNT removes the crowd-leading component of traditional cheerleading and focuses on the technical and athletic components, which include partner stunts, pyramids, basket tosses, jumps and tumbling skills.

For more information about STUNT, please contact Sheila Noone at 901-251-5959, or media@usacheer.org.

About USA Cheer

The USA Federation for Sport Cheering is a not-for-profit organization and is the national governing body for all disciplines of cheerleading. USA Cheer exists to serve the entire cheer community, including club cheering (All Star), traditional school based cheer programs and the new sport of STUNT. USA Cheer has three primary objectives: help grow and develop interest and participation in Cheer throughout the United States; promote safety and safety education for cheer in the United States; and represent the United States of America in international cheer competitions.