Author: Kelsey Werling

Slide Up Braid

Take your game day look to the next level with this twist on the classic braid. The slide-up braid is an easy, eye-catching option to give your pony a little something extra. Step 1 Start with your hair in a side part. Step 2 Separate a small handful of hair near the front. The more hair you grab, the thicker your braid will be. Step 3 Braid that section normally until you have two to three inches of unbraided hair left. Step 4 Hold the braid’s center strand at the bottom. With your other hand, slide the two remaining two ... Read more

Spotlight Squad: University of Kentucky

Known for their innovative and rock solid routines, this year the University of Kentucky brought home their 23rd national championship to the Bluegrass State.  To no surprise, the Wildcat routine was jam packed with some of the most difficult skills seen at the UCA College Cheerleading National Championship. Opening with diamadovs that popped through to cupies, the crowd was wild with excitement. The transitions were fast and the skills seemed effortless. Top girls went flying through the air completing not only piked Arabian one and a half baskets but also pike open doubles. This year the Cats brought some seriously ... Read more

Spotlight Squad: Oklahoma All Girl

“For the first time ever, you’re DIA All Girl National Champions… the University of Oklahoma!” By the end of the UCA College Cheerleading National Championship, all of HP Field House was yelling Boomer Sooner. The all girl squad from OU has only been competing for three years and as the only team in the division with zero deductions, took home the championship. Because of the cleanliness of the routine, the difficult skills looked easy for the 20 ladies on the mat. The Sooners flipped their way into first place, throwing a whopping 30 fulls in the routine. The extended hand ... Read more