The Ohio State cheerleading program takes a backseat to nobody, as evidenced by its success on the national stage.
Over the span of the last four UCA & UDA College National Championships, the Buckeyes have placed in the top four each year (2021 excluded due to COVID-19). The streak breaks down as such:
2018 – 3rd place
2019 – 2nd place
2020 – 4th place
2022 – 3rd place
The four years prior to that aren’t to shabby, either. In 2014, the Buckeyes were a semifinalist and had eighth, seventh and eighth place showings in 2015, 2016 and 2017, respectively.
The cheer program is under the leadership of head coach Ben Schreiber and assistant coach Siobhan St. John. Schreiber was hired in 2014 after spending five years as the head cheer coach at Delaware. St. John came to Ohio State after spending 13 years as an instructor at Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA). She also has been a member and captain of the Brooklynette dance team of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets since 2006 and cheerleading coach at New Rochelle High School since 2001.