Tennessee Cheerleaders

Our cheerleading program now consists of one varsity squad. Vols' cheerleaders cheer for all football, men's basketball and women's basketball games and comprise the national competition squad.

2004-2005 Spirit Squad

Front Row: Kyle Sain, Holly Simmons, Melea Shatley, Shawn Manners, Chariti Barton, Megan Booker, Jessica Frazier, Christia Brinkley, Sara Mynatt, Jessie Roller, Amanda Goodwin, Katie Hutchison, Jacqueline Hughes, Craig Potter.

Second row: Dru Kaegi, Justin Chaney, Simon Smart, Leslie Lahti, Brittany Bailes, Tiffany Ryan, Sarah Mikels, Lauren Marino, Larryn Mathis, Katie Hill, Heather Speaks, Magan Johnson, Sarah Hayes, Lindsey Smith, J.C. Henry, Ben Endsley.

Third row: Justin Medford. Tiffany Bennett, Codi Barthel, dance coach Julie Barton, Saskia Lindsey, Smokey Josh Lay, Ashley Wilson, head coach Joy Postell, graduate assistant Whitt Morehead, Emily Jokisch. Top row: Frank Forrestt, Matt Elliott, Katie Fear, Nick Sanjines, Chelsea Bares, Ben Johnson, Adam Vicars, Josh Baggett, assistant coach Eric Counts, Jon Musick, Adam Wade, Jeremy Black, Erin Preston, Cole Coins, Maci Stephens, Aubrey Hooper, Will Martin. Not pictured: assistant coach Andra Hutchins.

Our competition squad is one of the premier UCA squads in the country. The squad has earned paid bids out of the tough Southeast Region in every attempt since 1994.

Cheer Squad Leads Way on Final Day of National Championships

Orlando, Fla. - Tennessee's cheer squad completed the final day of competition in fine fashion as they outperformed all but one at the Universal Cheerleading National Championships held at the Walt Disney Wide World of Sports Complex this past Sunday sponsored by Universal Cheerleading Association, Universal Dance Association and Varsity.


Col. Moeller Honored by UCA/UDA

Orlando, Fla. - On the final night of competition at the 2005 UCA/UDA National Championships one of Tennessee's own was honored for his contributions to the growth of the spirit groups at Tennessee. And fittingly Col. Gene Moeller's name will be etched on a plaque each year as UCA recognizes a university administrator who has made an impact on the collegiate level of cheerleading, dance and mascots.


Cheer Tryout Procedure

The main purpose of the tryout is to select the best overall representatives of the University of Tennessee. This factor, as well as demonstrated technical skills, aids the coaches in choosing the best all-around members for each team. During the weekend clinic, the coaching staff makes several cuts with the assistance of collegiate coaches until all of the final teams are selected.

The format of the tryout is that of a clinic where skills progression taught by coaches and former Tennessee cheerleaders are evaluated. Participants are then given ample time and opportunities to practice and demonstrate the skills before cuts are made. If a participant is selected to continue, attendance is mandatory for the remainder of the clinic.

Required Skills
  • Tumbling Skills - back handspring, standing back tuck and tumbling pass (three tricks or more).
  • Stunt Skills - requirements based upon past team members' abilities and overall talent level of participants.
  • Cheer Skills / Other - Ability to lead crowd, voice-projection, motion-technique.

  • Required Tryout Attire
    Clothing is to be white t-shirts and dark shorts. Grey leotards with dark shorts for ladies on the final day. Do not wear jewelry!



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