Welcome to the Eastern Washington
University Cheerleaders page.
Congratulations to the New 2013-2014 EWU Cheerleading Team
EWU Cheer is a lot of work and time commitment. However, we’re a close knit team and are an extended family. The squad consists of girls and guys for the year-long academic school season. The team practices together three times a week and there can be up to 3-4 games a week to cheer at when sports overlap. Practice times usually run from 5:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. The Cheer Team attends all home football, and men's/women's basketball games. There are many fundraisers and appearances throughout the Cheney/Spokane communities that cheer will attend.
The EWU Cheer Team gets the opportunity to travel to select road games depending on proximity to Cheney and schedule conflicts with other EWU home games. This year we traveled to Portland, OR, Missoula, MT, Pullman, WA, Moscow, ID.
The Cheer Team practices in the EWU Dance Studio located on campus that connects to other EWU Athletic facilities.
Our main goal is to represent EWU in a positive way as we strive hard to energize the crowd at EWU Athletic and Club Events.
EWU Athletics is looking for 1-2 EWU Students to be Swoop starting this Winter Quarter! This is an open tryout. Students interested in being Swoop do not have to RSVP ahead of time, but it would be preferred so that we know how many people will be trying out.
When: Tuesday, December 3rd
Where: EWU Campus – Dance Studio (located in the Phase building next to the Basketball Courts)
-Must be enrolled at EWU
-Must be Spontaneous, enthusiastic, athletic, professional, hardworking, dedicated
-Must have flexible schedule
-Height Requirements: Swoop is custom made for a height range of 5’6” – 6’1”. Students must meet this height requirement for consideration
Who is Swoop:
Swoop is Eastern Washington Universities official mascot. Swoop performs at all EWU Athletic events, makes several appearances at campus events, community engagement events and more.
What to Wear:
Bring work-out clothing. Tennis shoes, shorts and comfortable shirt
Each person will put on the Swoop suit and perform several scenarios that Swoop would do during games and appearances.
For more information on Tryout Dates, Time and location, contact the EWU Athletic Department at (509) 359-6380 or email email@example.com.
Cheerleading Tryouts for the 2013-14 School Year Have Concluded
Tryouts take place each Spring where the team will be selected for the following school year. Stay tuned for the 2014 EWU Cheerleading tryout dates.
- Must be attending, or accepted to Eastern Washington University for Fall 2013
- Must have cheerleading or dance experience
- Wear cheerleading shoes, appropriate cheerleading attire, fitted pants and top.
(Bring a picture to attach to your application if you have not already done so.)
You will be
- Cheerleading Ability: cheers and chants, dance ability, fight song dance, partner stunting, and crowd appeal.
- Athleticism and Fitness
- Personality and attitude will be scored in a personal interview with the head coach
You do not need to RSVP, but if you have any questions contact Coach Hailey Hansen at 253-905-6979 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What to wear
Your appearance will be taken into consideration so dress to impress. Please wear “game ready” hair and make-up! Ladies: sports bra’s, fitted tops, tight fitted shorts, and sneakers that are good for stunting
(flat-bottomed) Guys: T-shirt and shorts and sneakers. PARAPHERNALIA FOR OTHER COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IS NOT PERMITTED
Cheerleading Requirements (Females)
Co-Ed Partner Stunting
The following stunts will be scored by level of difficulty (from
lowest to highest):
Chair, Hands, Extension, toss-Extension, Liberty, Q-P, Stretch, Arabesque, Full-Down, Full-Up, Scorpion
The following stunts will be scored by level of difficulty (from lowest to highest):
Round off back handspring
Standing back handspring
Standing back tuck (preferred)
Round off 3 or more back handsprings
(the more tumbling the more points you will receive)
You will learn and perform a cheer, dance and fight-song. You will be scored on motions, rhythm, and voice projection.
Ability to capture a crowd’s attention and exude with confidence.
Cheerleading Requirements (Males)
Tumbling is not required but highly encouraged. Must have strong voices and personalities. Stunts will be scored based on level of difficulty. (see above)