Western Kentucky University Cheerleading
presents the 2013 College Prep Clinics
Clinics are an opportunity for Middle and High school cheerleaders to prepare for cheerleading at the college level. This is also an opportunity for seniors planning to tryout at WKU to get a head start by learning the tryout material early and meet other potential cheerleaders to work on tryout material. The cost is $50 per clinic.
Saturday March 2nd 1:30-4:30pm Diddle Arena Aux Gym B
Saturday March 23rd 6-9pm Diddle Arena Aux Gym B
Saturday April 6th 6-9pm Diddle Arena Aux Gym B
Current WKU Coed and All-girl cheerleaders as well as the WKU coaching staff will be available to work with you on stunting, tumbling, baskets, and etc. The tryout material will be taught and assistance on cleaning up that material is offered. Each tryout participant will need to learn the fight song as well as a cheer that they will be required to know for tryouts. In addition to the fight song and cheer the all-girl tryout participants will also be required to learn a dance.
For any questions concerning the prep clinics or tryouts, please contact:
Coed Tom Jones-270-202-042 All Girl Joshua Bewley-270-799-1336
Western Kentucky University Tryout Information
Tryout Date: April 13th Doors open 8am– Tryouts begin at 9am
The tryout day process is closed. Only cheerleaders trying out need to report on tryout day.
Location: Diddle Arena
Tryout Clinic Dates: April 10th, 11th,12th
Clinic Times: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Location- Diddle Arena Auxiliary Gym B
2012-13 WKU Cheerleading Squad
(back row left to right) Spencer Ogles, Spencer Bradley, Kole Wilkinson, Jake Hodges, Alex Hawkins, Jerrod Moore, Zack McMillen, Jordan Alexander, Tom Jones, Sarah Jones
(front row left to right) Tyler Bacon, Victoria Tinkle, Kirstie Taylor, Leslie Duke, Allie Farrell, Caitlyn Jones, Keri Legg, Bethany Moore, Miranda Young, Richard Heng
2012-13 WKU All Girl Squad
Back Row (Left to Right) Bri Barber, Amanada Cruz, Lani Kuegel, Jacey Boston, Ashley Begley, Taylor Bennett, Carlee Peace, Whitley Lawson, Emily Bouchard, Madison Schwettman, Brette Wimpee, Laura Banks.
Front Row (Left to Right) Meredith Kindred, Andrea Bailey, Abby Quinlan, Whitney Grider, Jennifer Hamilton, Bethany White, Jennifer Ryan, Jasmine Taylor, Karlesha Taylor, Amanda Quakenbush, Madison Hayden, Jessica Riley.
2012-13 Coaching Staff
(Left to Right): Sarah K Jones, Tom Jones, Joshua Bewley, Joni Hall
WKU Cheerleading Competes in 2013 National Competition
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- The Western Kentucky University all-girl and coed cheerleading squads both placed inside the Top 10 at this weekend's UCA College Cheerleading National Championships, hosted at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.
The competition is considered the most prestigious cheerleading championship in the country.
WKU placed eighth in the all-girl Division IA field after hitting a perfect routine in the semi-final round. The finish was higher than the likes of Mississippi State, Memphis and Temple. WKU was one of two non- automatic qualifying BCS programs to finish in the top eight, joining San Diego State who placed fifth.
The coed Hilltopper cheerleaders were one of 13 teams in the nation to advance to the final round, where they posted a ninth-place finish. WKU was one of four non-automatic qualifying BCS programs to advance to finals and beat out Tennessee, Mississippi State, Cincinnati, Florida State, Michigan State and Oklahoma.
The WKU all-girl squad is coached by Tom and Sarah Jones while Josh Bewley heads the coed cheerleaders along with Joni Hall.
"We are so proud of our two WKU Cheerleading squads," said WKU assistant athletic director of marketing Lindsay Boyden. "They represented WKU in a first class manner and both placed in the top ten of their divisions respectively. These young ladies and young men work so hard all year long to compete with the best of the best. A big thank you to them and our great coaching staff for a job well done!"