Ithaca College Cheerleading Program

Formed in 2001, Ithaca College Cheerleading has become an established institution designed to support Ithaca College athletics and promote good sportsmanship in addition to strengthening an already solid school spirit and sense of pride in the College’s athletic achievements. The cheerleading squad seeks to achieve these goals through performances at halftime of each home football game and most men’s basketball games in addition to involving the fans in the action through cheers and chants during the game.

However, they themselves have become a source of school pride in recent years as the program has continued to improve and expand. On April 2, 2005, the Ithaca College cheerleading squad attended their first national competition, traveling to the Cheerleaders of America (COA) sponsored Open National Competition in Niagara Falls, New York. A Championship level event, the Bombers secured their first National Title as they won the All-Girl, Non-Tumbling Division to bring home the championship trophy and banner, which can be seen in the College’s Fitness Center and Hill Center, respectively.

The cheerleading squad is open to both men and women and ordinarily consists of 18-22 members with separate tryouts being held for football and basketball cheerleading. Tryouts are usually held just prior to the start of the fall semester for football and within one week of the final regular season football game for basketball.


Since the cheerleading program began, in 2001, there have been a handful of articles published in school and local publications about the cheerleaders. The following links will take you to articles or stories regarding the IC Cheerleading Program.

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              Date Updated: April 12, 2007