Southern Methodist University will host the 2017 College STUNT National Championship April 29-30.
Bartlett, Tenn., March 13, 2017 – USA Cheer, the governing body for cheer in the U.S. announced today that the 2017 College STUNT National Championship will be held at Moody Coliseum on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas from April 29-30. The Division I and Division II Championship games will be shown live on ESPN3 on Sunday, April 30th.
Women’s STUNT, the new varsity sport derived from cheerleading launched by USA Cheer, is in its seventh season at the college level and fourth for high school. More than 50 colleges have participated over the past seven seasons, and more than 100 high schools from nine states have participated, making STUNT the fastest growing female sport in the country.
“We are excited to invite these excellent teams to Dallas for STUNT’s seventh National Championship,” says Ronnie Carter, 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 great enthusiasm and remarkable dedication for this new sport.”
There are over 30 colleges and universities participating in College STUNT this season. Oklahoma State University is the reigning STUNT National Champions in Division I, winning the last three years. Davenport University, of Michigan, has won Division II for the last two years.
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.