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Georgetown College cheerleaders will be hosting clinics March 25 and April 8 in preparation for the 2017-18 tryout season. GC will be hosting tryouts on April 15 for its co-ed team.
These clinics, which cost $20 each and include a T-shirt, are open to high school freshmen through seniors, current GC students and any GC transfers. Those high school seniors in attendance may be offered a spot on the 2017-18 Georgetown College cheerleading squad.
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.