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IU Northwest RedHawks Cheerleading Squad to host open tryouts July 26

Cheerleading hopefuls must attend July 25 practice session in order to compete for a spot

The IU Northwest RedHawks Coed Cheerleading Squad will hold open tryouts for the 2008-09 team on Saturday, July 26, beginning at 8 a.m. in the Savannah Gymnasium, located at the southeast corner of the main campus parking lot at 33rd Avenue and Broadway in Gary, Ind.

Students who try out must attend a preparation clinic on Friday, July 25, from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Participants will be required to learn a floor cheer, several sideline cheers, a short dance routine, the IU fight song, and the school song. For specific tryout requirements, please visit the Web at

Pre-registration and an application are required for participation. Applications and a registration form can be completed online at

The IU Northwest RedHawks Coed Cheerleading Squad is open to men and women who are IU Northwest students. Tryouts are held in the summer for the upcoming season. All students who have tumbling, cheer, dance, or gymnastics experience are encouraged to try out; however, previous formal experience is not required. The RedHawk squad cheers at all home games for both men's and women's basketball teams, and at occasional away games and tournaments.

Interested students must be in good academic standing to participate. For more information, email head coach Michelle Searer at, or call her at (219) 980-6686.



Media Contact:

Christopher Sheid

Michelle Searer

Related Links

RedHawk Cheerleading Application

RedHawk Cheerleading Requirements

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