Athletics Department

Cheerleading

The cheerleaders at Washington University in St. Louis are a non-varsity, co-ed, recognized student group on campus and open to any Washington University student.

WUSTL Cheerleaders Our main objective is to provide spirit and support for the athletic teams at WUSTL, most specifically to the football team and the men's and women's basketball teams.

The squad has been featured on the CBS Early Show, Great Day St. Louis, and MTV.com.


INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS

UPDATE:

Tryouts for new female members of the cheerleading team (both incoming freshman, transfer students, and current WashU students) are held annually in late August/early September.  Men are welcome to join the team at any point throughout the year, and should contact the coaches to attend a practice.

 Please contact the coaching staff at cheerleading@wustl.edu if you have conflicts or questions. Visit our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information on the team. 

Interested men and women should arrive wearing athletic apparel and footwear.

Students planning to tryout must download the INFO SHEET and WAIVER, fill out, and provide on the first day of tryouts. Students under 18 must have a Parent/Guardian signature in order to participate.

Current cheerleaders and coaches will be present at all Activities Fairs in the Fall.  Please come out, meet us, and introduce yourself!  Incoming students visiting campus are encouraged to contact the coaching staff to schedule a time to meet during their visit. ​

Contact Us

For more information on tryouts, the requirements for the squad, or any other questions, please contact  Natalie LaFranzo at: nalafran@wustl.edu or  Chloé Risto at: chloeristo@wustl.edu.

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2018-19 Roster

NAME
YR.
HT.
HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL)
Tyra Baxter Fr. 5-8 Louisville, Ky. (Christian Academy)
Claire Burmeister Fr. 5-6 St. Louis, Mo. (MICDS)
Lexi Casazza Fr. 5-3 St. Louis, Mo. (Marquette)
Mackenzie Cunningham So. 5-7 Waynesville, Mo. (Waynesville)
Heidi David Fr. 5-1 Atlanta, Ga. (Lakeside)
Sarah Ebanks So. 5-5 Spring, Texas (Klein)
Nikki Goldstone Fr. 5-8 Baltimore, Md. (Roland Park Country)
Anneliese Haas Fr. 5-2 Atlanta, Ga. (Westminster)
Kamryn Haynes Fr. 5-7 St. Louis, Mo. (Webster Groves)
Sydney Henkels Jr. 5-5 Cherokee Village, Ark. (Highland)
Ella Holman Fr. 5-2 St. Louis, Mo. (Grand Center Arts Academy)
Jordan Kassab So. 5-3 Houston, Texas (The Kinkaid School)
Laurel Kazazian So. 5-2 Atlanta, Ga. (The Westminster School)
Reilly Macdonald So. 5-9 Dedham, Mass. (Noble and Greenough)
Riley Martell Jr. 5-4 Galesburg, Mich. (Gull Lake)
Sarah Ning Fr. 5-0 Carmel, Calif. (Santa Catalina)
Aisha Odusanya Fr. 5-3 Nigeria/Lexington, Ky. (Lafayette)
Montana Sievert Jr. 5-2 Fulton, Mo. (Fulton)
Kennedy Wiley Fr. 5-4 Park Forest, Ill. (Marian Catholic)
Abri Woods So 5-1 Belleville, Ill. (Belleville West)