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The UW-Whitewater Spirit Program is comprised of three major components: cheerleading, dance and Willie Warhawk. All teams in the program typically cheers and performs at home and away contests for football and basketball. Details for each squad can be found via the respective tabs below.

Follow the Cheer program on Instagram: uwwcheerandstunt
Follow the Dance program on Instagram: uww_danceteam

Cheerleading has two squads: Large Coed and Small Coed

The Large Coed Squad cheers at all home and away football and men's basketball games
The Small Coed squad cheers at home football and home/away women's basketball games

Large Coed Cheerleading Coaches: Mia Huffman and Caitlin Hunter
Small Coed Cheerleading Coaches: Allison Junge and Kelsey Schmidt

Interested in trying out for the Dance Team? Scroll to the "Tryout Information" section for details!

The Dance Team has one squad and performs at all home contests for football along with men's and women's basketball.

Dance Team Coaches: Kristina Burmeister and Mackenzie Scherer.

Interested in trying out for the Dance Team? Scroll to the "Tryout Information" section for details!

The Willie Warhawk mascot is present for all home football and basketball games. Willie also makes appearances for other campus and community events.

Interested in becoming Willie? Scroll to the "Applications" section or submit an interest form!

Tryout Information

Date Time Location
Tues., September 29, 2020 8:30 - 11 pm Gymnastics Gymnasium

Please contact the cheer coaches and you will be sent cheers and rountines to learn/practice on your own prior to tryouts.

Date Time Location
Mon., September 28, 2020 8 - 11 pm Dance Studio/Kachel Gymnasium
Tues., September 29, 2020 8 - 11 pm Dance Studio/Kachel Gymnasium
Wed., September 30, 2020 8 - 11 pm Dance Studio/Kachel Gymnasium

Open Dance Studio: Wednesday, September 23 from 8-10 pm
A maximum of twelve (12) participants are allowed in the dance studio at a time.


Spirit Program Application
Application Linked Here
Please filled out the linked application if you are interested in trying out for either the Cheerleading or Dance Team. Application is due at the time of tryouts.

Coach Application
Application Linked Here
The linked application is for those individuals interested in being the student coach for one of the following squads:

  • Cheerleading - Large Coed
  • Cheerleading - Small Coed
  • Dance Team
  • Spirit Program Coordinator

Willie Warhawk Mascot Application
Application Linked Here
What better way to cheer on the Warhawks and engage with our campus and surrounding communities than to be the lovable Willie Warhawk! Suit up on specific game days and for certain on-campus/community engagements to represent UW-Whitewater and help make memories for current, former and future Warhawks!

Rec Sports is also always seeking dedicated students to join our team in other capacities!
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