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 (both incoming freshman, transfer students, and current WashU students) will be held on Monday, Sept. 5 and Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 8-10 PM. Tryouts will be held in the Athletic Complex. You must attend both dates to be eligible to join the team. Please contact the coaching staff at 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: or  Chloé Risto at:

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2015-16 Roster

Eryn Carter Fr. 5-7 St. Louis, Mo. (Parkway North)
Marqualis "Cooper" Cooper Fr. 5-11 Indianapolis, Ind. (Warren Central)
Charity Coleman So. 5-4 Chicago, Ill. (Whitney Young
Chandler Elliott-Fehle Jr. 5-7 Charleston, S.C. (Porter-Gaud)
Brad Flynn Gr. 5-9 O'Fallon, Mo. (Timberland)
Anna Gautier Jr. 5-0 Malvern, Pa. (Great Valley)
Lauren Hunter Sr. 5-10 Fulton, Mo.
Ellie Johnson Jr. 5-9 The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands College Park)
Kourtney Kroll So. 5-8 Carol Stream, Ill. (Glenbard North)
Payton Lang Fr. 5-6 Tinley Park, Ill. (Lincoln-Way North)
Marisa Mariencheck So. 5-7 Jackson, Tenn. (University School)
Sophie Renaud So. 5-5 Weston, Conn. (Weston)
Manya Segireddy Fr 5-6 Seattle, Wash. (Juanita)
Lauren Strubbe So. 5-2 Omaha, Neb. (Elkhorn South)
Sarah Caraline Swiezy Sr. 5-6 Carmel, Ind. (Carmel)
Loring Telleen Fr. 5-6 Le Clarie, Iowa (Rivermont Collegiate)
Marie Walicki So. 5-3 Hartland, Wis. (Catholic Memorial)
Chloe Zack Fr. 5-1 Pittsburgh, Pa. (Shady Side)
Julia Zigman Fr. 5-2 Chesterfield, Mo. (Marquette)