Iona University Cheerleading

The Iona University Cheerleading team was designed to nurture powerful, spirited and talented athletes who represent and honor Iona’s spirit and traditions. Our goal is to unify our community and support Iona's teams both on and off campus. We bolster Iona pride through leadership, perseverance and sportsmanship.

Iona Cheerleading Team
Iona cheerleading hold up Go Gaels signs on Mazzella field.
A cheerleader sits on her teammate's shoulders.
The Iona cheerleading team poses by the bleachers in the arena.

Join Iona Cheer if you are looking to:

  • Be a part of a growing and ambitious team;
  • Develop your skills in dance, cheer, stunts and tumbling;
  • Play a leading and supporting role in multiple on and off campus activities;
  • Learn leadership and perseverance through hard work and dedication!


Please check back for details on tryout dates and times.

General Team Requirements For Tryouts

  • Stunting: One legged stunt with twist down
  • Skills: One cheer (will be taught)
  • Dance: One dance (will be taught)
  • Jumps: Two jumps (one toe touch and one optional)
  • Tumbling: Standing back hand spring (Strongly encouraged, but not required)

Please note that other complimentary/equal skills will also be taken into consideration in addition to overall sense of enthusiasm, contribution and spirit.

Locations: Hynes Athletics Center: Mulcahy Gym, Hynes Arena and the Hegarty Room.


Contact Caitlin Grogan, head cheerleading coach, for more information.

Current Iona students interested in joining the Cheer Team should fill out the Iona Cheerleading Information Request form.

Prospective students interested in the Cheer Team should contact Kelly Beyrer at

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