Bartlett, Tenn., December 18, 2018 – USA Cheer today announced that their 2019 College STUNT National Championship will take place at the University of Oklahoma May 3-5, 2019.
Women’s STUNT, the new varsity sport derived from cheerleading launched by USA Cheer, is approaching its ninth season at the college level and sixth for high school. College participation has continued to grow over the past 8 seasons, and more than 200+ high schools from nine states are participating, making STUNT the fastest growing female sport in the country.
More than 40 colleges and universities will participate in College STUNT this season, and the Championship will see the Final Four in each division compete for the title of STUNT National Champion. Over the past four years, the state of Oklahoma has had four teams make it to the Championship, and STUNT is expecting a record attendance turnout for the event. Last year’s Open Division I National Champions were the Cowgirls from Oklahoma State University; the Open Division II and Varsity Division National Champions were the Davenport University Panthers.
“We are excited to be going back to Oklahoma for our ninth College STUNT National Championship. With strong contenders at the college level and a large group of high school STUNT teams, we know that OK will be a great location for this championship” says Lauri Harris, Executive Director of USA Cheer. “Each year, the talent level of the STUNT athletes rises along with the enthusiasm for this exciting new sport and I’m excited to see who will end up at the championship this season”
The Championship weekend will begin Friday, May 3rd, with the top two teams in the Varsity STUNT Championship game. The Open Championship on May 4th and 5th will feature the top 4 teams from Division I and II.
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.