The University of Oklahoma will host the 2019 College STUNT National Championship May 4 & 5
Loomis, Calif., April 11, 2019 – USA Cheer, the governing body for cheer in the U.S. will hold its 2019 College STUNT National Championship in the Lloyd Noble Center on the campus of the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. on May 4 and 5, 2019.
The double-elimination Championship tournament on May 4 and 5 will feature the all-around top four teams (Varsity and Club) in two separate Open divisions. The Open Division I teams include Oklahoma State University, Michigan State University, Texas Tech University and Cal Poly. The Open Division II teams (all other non-Division I schools) include Davenport University (DII), Oklahoma Baptist University (DII), Alma College (DIII) and Vanguard University (NAIA). The Championship will conclude with a match up between the top ranking Varsity teams in Division I and Division II to determine the Varsity Division National Champion.
“We are excited to welcome these talented teams to our ninth College STUNT National Championship,” says Lauri Harris, Executive Director of USA Cheer, which developed the format of STUNT in collaboration with cheerleading experts, women’s sports experts and coaches from colleges and universities with long histories of cheerleading excellence. “The coaches and athletes have shown dedication to the sport of STUNT and an enthusiasm for what sets it apart.”
Women’s STUNT, the new varsity sport derived from cheerleading launched by USA Cheer, is in its ninth season at the college level and fifth for high school. More than 100 colleges have participated in STUNT since 2011, and more than 200 high schools from nine states have participated, making STUNT the fastest growing female sport in the country. Developed to meet the requirements of a sport under Title IX, STUNT takes the athletic skills of cheerleading— partner stunts, jumps, tumbling and pyramids —and creates a full, hour long format that challenges teams in head-to-head competition.
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.