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Georgetown College cheerleaders have a new head coach. Joanie Alexander, a Rock County Middle School language arts teacher, joined the staff to replace Betsy Montgomery. Alexander is a graduate of Lindsey Wilson College and is currently working on her Master of Science in library media education at Western Kentucky University.
She was part of the Blue Raider cheer squad from 2010-14 after four years of cheering at Rockcastle County High School. While at RCHS, Alexander received two distinguished cheerleading honors – 12th Region Cheerleading Scholarship and Stella S. Gilb Cheerleading Scholarship. Then she was three-time Mid-South Conference All-Academic at LWC.
Interested in helping ramp up our Tiger teams and fans? Become a member of the 2016-17 Tiger Cheerleaders. First-year coach Joanie Alexander will be accepting tryout videos Aug. 15-19. All interested students need to send the following four videos to Alexander through her Georgetown College account – [email protected]:
1. Basic Sideline Cheer (can be a GC cheer or one from high school)
2. Double Jump Combination
3. Best Standing Tumbling Pass
4. Best Running Tumbling Pass
Questions concerning team obligations should be directed to Alexander.
Georgetown College Tiger cheerleaders are holding open tryouts April 30 from 9 am–12 pm in Davis-Reid Alumni Gym for the 2016-17 season. Tryouts are open to male and female returning students, transfers and incoming freshmen who want to be a member of the team.
All participants will have the opportunity to demonstrate three tumbling passes, one of which should be a standing back handspring; three jumps – toe touch, pike and hurdler; and stunts. Everyone will also be required to learn a dance and sideline cheers taught on the day of tryouts. Each person will be looked at and scored on their individual ability.
Wednesday was an exciting day in Frankfort as Georgetown College cheerleaders got their chance to compete in the Mid-South Conference championships.
The evening was kicked off with five league schools performing in the large team competition and was followed by several stunt categories. Rachel Mergenthal, Sarah Weiner, Kaya Kelly and Bre Ragland teamed up in the all-girl stunt portion and wowed the crowd and judges. The routine started with a backhandspring by Mergenthal into a front flip up to an extension. The foursome stayed technically solid, losing no points on deductions for first place in the all-female stunt competition.
The team as a whole finished fourth by a narrow margin for several deductions to their highly difficult routine.
Over the past six weeks, Georgetown College cheerleaders have been perfecting competition routines for the upcoming Mid-South Conference Cheerleading Competition. The team is holding a dress rehearsal for campus 6 pm Tuesday in the Rec.
Come support our Tiger Cheerleaders as they get ready to tumble, cheer and stunt their way against all the other MSC cheerleading squads.
The competition will be held 7 pm Wednesday in Frankfort Civic Center. Since 2000, when this competition began, Georgetown has won it four times and been no lower than third five other times.