Spirit Groups

The UTA Spirit Groups program consists of the Cheer Team, Dance Team, Wrangler student group and Blaze, the mascot.  Spirit Groups supports UTA at athletic and university events, represents UTA in the community, and competes nationally. 


Spirit Groups Goes to Nationals

The UTA spirit groups traveled to Florida April 6-10 for their national competitions. The cheer team, dance team and mascot prepare and look forward to this time all year. Dance competed in The College Classic and placed 2nd in the team performance and 3rd in the hip hop. The dance team was also selected to compete in The College Classic Battle where they competed live against two other highest scoring teams in the hip hop category and won! Cheer competed in the NCA Collegiate National Championship and placed 4thin the game day division. We are incredibly proud of these groups. 
dance at nationals

Appearance Request

Are you looking for some excitement to add to your event? The cheerleaders, dance team, and our mascot Blaze are available for appearances.

Spirit Camps & Clinics

Interested in enrolling in a spirit camp? Check out our available camp sessions.


Beginning every May, tryouts will consist of three rounds. Afterwards, training will start in the summer to prepare for the school year. If you are interested in being a Maverick Cheerleader or Dancer, explore our tryout process.

Student Stories

Meet Daniel -

Daniel Lovos

Since i've fallen in love with cheer, I knew that wherever life took me, cheer had to be a part of it. When the opportunity to try out for UTA Spirit...

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Meet Elyssa -

Elyssa Galan

Being a part of the UTA Cheer team has really helped me meet new people and make so many new connections! Being a communications major...

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Meet Joey -

Joey Calderon

Being a part of the Cheer team has gifted me with the ability to do what I'm passionate about both at home and away at the WAC tournament and NCA...

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Meet Tami -

Tami Okoro

I am joining the Mavericks dance team for the second year and i can proudly say I've gained great memories and relationships ever since I joined. I...

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Meet Nina -

Nina Dupree

Being a part of this dance team and with the other spirit groups has changed my life for the better. I was able to make so many great relationships...

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Meet Tania -

Tania Harrell

Being on the dance team allows me to participate and have fun experiences at games, homecoming, and other appearances through the community. Being...

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Meet Mackenzie -

Mackenzie Bostick

I have always been passionate about cheering for so many reasons but mainly, I love the excitement of the competitions and meeting teams from around...

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