2019-2020 Cheerleading Tryouts

Dear Student Athlete,

We are excited to hear that you have made the University of Wyoming your choice in furthering your education.  As you know, the cheerleading squad at Wyoming has been growing both in size and in talent over the past few years. We are always looking for quality people to fulfill the role of ambassador for the University and for new talent.  Tryouts for both teams will be April 12-14th in the Arena Auditorium on the University of Wyoming Campus. We will reserve Sunday, April 14th for a new team practice and photo shoot as well as a parent meeting. Those who make one of our teams will be done by 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 14th.  This early selection will allow each team adequate time to be prepared for the upcoming UCA College Camp and Wyoming football season.  To be eligible to tryout, you must have a letter of acceptance from the University of Wyoming admissions office, or currently be enrolled as a full time student at the University.  We will need all of the following from you:

  • 2019 WYO Cheerleading Application*
  • Current Head Shot*
  • 2019 WYO Student-Athlete Information Form
  • Release and Disclosure of Information Form*
  • Two Character Reference Forms*
  • Physician's Physical Release Form, dated within the last 12 months and signed by a doctor
  • Front and back copy of insurance card (*Returners - only if different than previous year)
  • Copy of letter of acceptance to The University of Wyoming
  • $40 tryout application fee (check made out to The University of Wyoming)*

*denotes pieces that are required for returners 

Forms should be mailed to the cheer office no later than Friday, April 5th.  Once we have received all of your completed information, you will be placed on the tryout roster and receive a confirmation email.  Any application received without all items will be mailed back to the student and removed from the tryout roster.

University of Wyoming Cheer Program
Attention: Coach Danielle Cole
1000 E. University Ave. Dpt. 3414
Laramie, Wyoming 82071

All candidates must be current University of Wyoming students, transfer students that have been accepted to the University of Wyoming, or incoming freshmen who have been accepted to the University of Wyoming.  After each session, all candidates will be evaluated and only selected candidates will advance.

We look forward to meeting you!  Go Pokes!

-Danielle Cole and the rest of the University of Wyoming Spirit Staff

Dates and Times of Tryouts

Times are for Large Coed and Small Coed teams.  Please note that all sessions of the tryout will be closed to the public.

Friday, April 12th

  • 1 p.m.: Check-in at Arena Auditorium Main Entrance
  • 2 - 5 p.m.: Session 1 of Tryouts
  • 7 - 9 p.m.: Session 2 of Tryouts

Saturday, April 13th

  • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Session 3 of Tryouts *Interviews will be scheduled after Session 3 if needed.
  • 2 - 5 p.m.: Session 4 of Tryouts (Final Session)

Team selections will be posted at the main entrance to the Arena Auditorium the evening of April 13th.

Sunday, April 14th

  • 10 - 12 p.m.: First team practice and photo shoot
  • 12 - 1 p.m.: Parent meeting 

Summer Practice Schedule

July 13th:

Laramie Jubilee Days Parade: 9:30am

July 20th: 

Cheyenne Frontier Days Parade: 9:00am

August 5th-9th:

Plan to be in town by 12 p.m. on August 5th for a week of practice both for football game day and for UCA college camp.  We do not expect you to get a hotel during this time -- we always make sure you have a place to stay during practice.  Some people on the team will have apartments or houses where you can stay.  Everyone must attend these practices - no exceptions!

August 12-14th: UCA College Camp

This year we will be attending UCA camp in Estes Park, Colorado. This will be an overnight camp required for all members to attend. 

August 26-28th: Work Week

Full day training on all things WYO Spirit

Please note that there will be tumbling intensives scheduled at Steele Athletics Denver in May, June, and July as well as additional practices and community outreach in August. Once the final team selection has been made, summer calendars will be available. 

Tryout Registration Forms

Click the link below to take you directly to the list of tryout registration forms.