Quantcast

PSU Spirit Squad Preps for Nationals - KOAM TV 7

PSU Spirit Squad Preps for Nationals

Updated:

When many spend their Sunday relaxing, the Pitt State cheer squad heads to practice.

All to get ready for the ESPN Universal Cheerleaders Association National Competition.

"We are here doing a sendoff for the national competition it is the ESPN UCA competition, we have just invited everybody to come out and this just gives the friends and families an opportunity to see the routine", says Coach Linda Graham

"This is very important, because normally we have a basketball game that we get to perform at prior to, but we didn't have one, they were away games, so this is great", says Graham.

"It gives a chance to throw this in front of a crowd, and it is harder sometimes to throw it in front of your own fans and your family then it is down there", says Assistant Coach John Rowe.

"There are a lot of people who cant make it all the way to Orlando, so it helps to be able to perform here, so the people who can't make it out there can see what exactly we have been working to put together for them", says cheerleader Lindsey Worley

"We have been invited to this competition since 1995, we practice year long and this is the one time that they get to go out and compete on their own", says Graham.

"It is really nice to come to a school to have no doubt in your mind that you are going to nationals every year, it is a really good feeling", says Worley.

"We had a national championship in 2001 and we are trying to get back to that glory, so it is tough, we keep working hard and pushing for it", says Rowe.

"This is why we do what we do, this the reason that we cheer to be able to go down to Orlando and compete", says cheerleader Jesse Pierce.

  • Lindsey HenryMore>>

  • Former Crawford County 911 director sentenced to probation

    Former Crawford County 911 director sentenced to probation

    The former Crawford County 911 director and a Pittsburg business owner have each been sentenced to two years of probation for alleged mail and wire fraud. John Gagliardo and George Washington, of Washington Electronics, had been indicted in a bid scheme for municipal contracts.More >>
    The former Crawford County 911 director and a Pittsburg business owner have each been sentenced to two years of probation for alleged mail and wire fraud. John Gagliardo and George Washington, of Washington Electronics, had been indicted in a bid scheme for municipal contracts.More >>
  • Meet the family behind Joplin's bird tree

    Meet the family behind Joplin's bird tree

    June 28, 2013 03:01 PM 2013-08-14 14:30:36 GMT
    The family that feeds the famous bird tree off 20th Street in Joplin has come out of the woodwork. In late August of last year Eldon and Rudy Howery decided to make a home for all the birds that lostMore >>
    A little more than a year after the May 22, 2011 tornado one of the few trees remaining in the area of 20th Street suddenly became decorated with paint and bird feeders. The experiment started slow.

    "When we first started this project we thought 'well - useless, nothing coming,'" Eldon Howery says.  "But in about two or three weeks here they come and they've been here ever since."
    More >>
  • Scout pole hauled from Parsons to National Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia

    Scout pole hauled from Parsons to National Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia

    Tuesday, July 9 2013 4:05 PM EDT2013-07-09 20:05:49 GMT
    With the National Boy Scout Jamboree starting in a few days two Parsons, Kansas men are heading to West Virginia, but they aren't just hauling their bags.  They're also taking a 1,600 pound log that'sMore >>
    Two Parsons, Kansas men will be hauling a 1,600 pound log over the next few days to the National Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. The transformation of the scout pole began in Parsons and will be finished at the Jamboree.More >>
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Sen. Moran Receives Champion of Science Award, Hosts NIH Director in Kansas

    Sen. Moran Receives Champion of Science Award, Hosts NIH Director in Kansas

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:33:46 GMT
    U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Ranking Member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies, this week received The Science Coalition’s Champion of Science Award for his strong commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States and the state of Kansas at the forefront of scientific and medical discovery and technological innovation.More >>
    U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Ranking Member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies, this week received The Science Coalition’s Champion of Science Award for his strong commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States and the state of Kansas at the forefront of scientific and medical discovery and technological innovation.More >>
  • Crews working crash north of Frontenac

    Crews working crash north of Frontenac

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:28:36 GMT
    Emergency crews are working a crash on U.S. 69 north of Frontenac. Please stay away from the 69 and 160 intersection to let crews work the scene.More >>
    Emergency crews are working a crash on U.S. 69 north of Frontenac. Please stay away from the 69 and 160 intersection to let crews work the scene.More >>
  • Governor Sam Brownback orders flag lowered in honor of victims of April 13 shootings

    Governor Sam Brownback orders flag lowered in honor of victims of April 13 shootings

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:02:25 GMT
    In accordance with Executive Order 10-12, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from sun-up to sun-down on Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 18 in honor of Dr. William Corporon, Reat Griffin Underwood and Terri Lamanno.More >>
    In accordance with Executive Order 10-12, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from sun-up to sun-down on Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 18 in honor of Dr. William Corporon, Reat Griffin Underwood and Terri Lamanno.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.