Athletics Department



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



Tryouts for new members of the cheerleading team are held annually during the Fall semester. This year, tryouts for the 2015-16 team will be held on Monday, August 31, and Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 8-10 p.m. You MUST attend both dates in order to be eligible to join the team. Visit our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information on the team. 

 Tryouts will be held in the Athletic Complex on campus. 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: or  Chloé Risto at:

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2014-15 Roster

Mary-Brent Brown So. 5-4 Covington, La. (St. Scholastica Academy)
Zak Calvar Fr. 5-9 Davie, Fla. (University School)
Charity Coleman Fr. 5-4 Chicago, Ill. (Whitney Young
Chandler Elliott-Fehle So. 5-7 Charleston, S.C. (Porter-Gaud)
Brad Flynn Gr. 5-9 O'Fallon, Mo. (Timberland)
Anna Gautier So. 5-0 Malvern, Pa. (Great Valley)
Ellie Hopper So. 5-2 Houston, Texas (Memorial)
Lauren Hunter So. 5-10 Fulton, Mo. (Fulton)
Christian "Chrissiey" Jackson Gr. 5-2 Rochester Hills, Mich. (Stoney Creek)
Kourtney Kroll Fr. 5-8 Carol Stream, Ill. (Glenbard North)
Kristy Lomax Fr. 5-1 Hilliard, Ohio (Hilliard Bradley)
Marisa Mariencheck Fr. 5-7 Jackson, Tenn. (University School)
Jessie Prussick So. 5-2 Potomac, Md. (Winston Churchill)
Katherine Anne Smith Sr. 5-2 Kansas City, Mo. (Pembroke Hill)
Mai Smith So. 5-0 Zionsville, Ind. (North Central)
Ricardo Solis So. 5-10 Kansas City, Mo. (Oak Park)
Lauren Strubbe Fr. 5-2 Omaha, Neb. (Elkhorn South)
Sarah Caraline Swiezy Jr. 5-6 Carmel, Ind. (Carmel)
Marie Walicki So. 5-3 Hartland, Wis. (Catholic Memorial)
Max Zern Fr. 5-11 Austin, Texas (LASA)
Josh Zhou Fr. 5-7 Issaquah, Wash. (Issaquah)