WWU Cheer Tryouts Scheduled for June 3

May 17, 2017

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Tryouts for the 2017-18 Western Washington University Intercollegiate Athletics Cheer team will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 8 am-6 pm at the MAC Gymnasium at the Wade King Recreation Center on the WWU campus.

In order to try out for the cheer squad, prospective team members must be a full-time WWU student, or an incoming freshman or transfer. Detailed information on the tryout process, including links to medical waiver forms can be found on WWUVikings.com.

A four-day cheer clinic will also be held May 30-June 2 at the MAC Gym to help instruct and evaluate leading up to the cheer tryouts on June 3. Cost for the cheer clinic is free, but the tryout has a $30 cost per person. You can register online.

“The Cheer Program is looking for student-athletes invested in increasing crowd involvement and positively contributing to the overall atmosphere for Western Washington University athletic events,” said advisor and former Viking cheerleader Nicole Keller. “During the tryout process we are looking for skilled athletes who will be positive representatives, supporters, and promoters for the Cheer Program, Athletic Department, and the University. Making the cheer team is an opportunity for WWU students to contribute to our team, increase skills, and create memorable experiences while receiving a top-notch education.”

The purpose of WWU Cheer is to promote and uphold team spirit for those we encounter, to develop good sportsmanship by example, to support good relations in the community and between teams / squads during events. The goal is to work in harmony within the squad, athletic teams, and community. Members of the WWU Cheer team enjoy a truly unique college experience; the WWU Cheer Squad is highly visible always supporting successful WWU men’s & women’s athletic programs in front of raving fans. As any athletic team at WWU, cheerleaders must be dedicated to improving their skills, have a positive attitude, be willing to try new things, work hard, be knowledgeable of cheerleading safety regulations, and most importantly represent the ideals set forth by the WWU Mission Statement.

WWU Cheer Clinic

  • Dates: Tuesday, May 30 - Friday, June 2
  • Times: 7 – 9 pm
  • Location: MAC Gymnasium, Wade King Recreation Center
  • Cost: Free

WWU Cheer Tryouts 

  • Date: Saturday, June 3
  • Times: 8 am – 6 pm
  • Location: MAC Gymnasium, Wade King Recreation Center 
  • Cost: $30

The Western Washington University cheer program has one squad. The squad members cheer for women's and men's basketball and will be required to come to WWU volleyball matches plus select games as a team to attend and support other WWU sports, i.e. Soccer, Softball, Rowing. Cheerleading at Western Washington University is a student activity and a sport.

More information on the WWU Cheer clinic and tryout information can be found online at WWUVikings.com.


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