Fundraiser, Clinic and Tryouts set for Spirit Squads

Fundraiser, Clinic and Tryouts set for Spirit Squads

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Carson-Newman cheer and dance coach Christy Bowlin has announced dates and times for the Carson-Newman Spirit Squads annual clinic and tryouts as well as a fundraiser for nationals.

Carson-Newman cheerleaders are selling stuffed Eagles for 18 dollars in an effort to raise funds for an April trip to nationals.  Contact a Carson-Newman cheerleader or Christy Bowlin at to purchase one.

Bowlin and company will play host to the clinic Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. till noon in the three gym area in the Maddox Student Activities Center.

The clinic is open to all high school students and serves as an opportunity to let current C-N cheerleaders get prospective students ready for cheerleading tryouts. 

Cost to register is $25.

Tryouts for the 2016-17 cheerleading and dance teams, as well as to dress as C-N mascot Talon will take place from April 21-23 in the three gym area of the MSAC. 

The schedule for those days is as follows:

*Friday, April 21st                          6 p.m. - 9 p.m.  Informational Meeting & Practice

*Saturday, April 22nd                     9 a.m. - 10 a.m.    Open Practice

                                                        9:30 a.m. - Dance Team Tryouts   

10:15 a.m.  - Cheer/Mascot Tryouts

*Sunday, April 23rd                        2 p.m. – 5 p.m.   2017-18 Team Practice/Uniform Fitting


All those who tryout for the 2016-17 squads should have an acceptance letter to Carson-Newman, a minimum 2.0 GPA, a signed release waiver, a $25 tryout fee and be prepared for a short interview.

To register, or for more information contact Bowlin at 423-416-2395 or by email at

Click here for the Spirit Squads tryout page.