Cheerleaders go to KU


Photo by Julia Zoglmann (Contributed Photo)

The cheer team poses with the KU mascot. The cheer team performed at halftime during the KU football game Oct. 8.

Written by Adaline Pauly, Copy Editor

This year the cheerleaders were able to do something they have never done before. The cheer team was invited to go to the University of Kansas on Oct. 8 to perform at the football game during halftime. This was an opportunity to meet new people, perform in front of a bigger crowd, and get a glimpse of what it would be like to cheer in college. 

The cheerleaders only had one week to learn their dance, which they said was difficult. Then they had to work with many different schools and perform in front of over 50,000 people. 

“I thought it would be a trainwreck at first, but it was really awesome to see all these schools come together at KU and perform at the halftime show,” freshman Tabitha Wykes said. 

The cheerleaders said they enjoyed getting to meet and cheer with other people from different schools. The cheerleaders also got to meet some of the KU cheerleaders. 

“It was really fun to get together with people who wanted to do the same thing as you,” sophomore Jan Stuhlsatz said. “The environment of being with other cheerleaders was great.”

Overall, many of them said they felt good about their performance. 

“I think I did pretty good,” Wykes said. “I smiled a lot, I was really peppy, and I wasn’t as nervous as I thought I would be.” 

The cheerleaders were able to take home what they learned from this experience. 

“I hope we go again in the future. It was an experience that I enjoyed,” said junior Riley Johnsen.