Cheerleader Nominations Open

The University of Okoboji Winter Games committee is seeking nominations for the 2023 University of Okoboji Cheerleaders. 

In the true spirit of community fun and recognition, the University of Okoboji Winter Games Committee gives the public the opportunity to nominate individuals to serve as the Winter Games cheerleaders each year. The eight chosen cheerleaders will cheer, cheer, cheer for O-K-O-B-O-J-I at the various events throughout the 43rd Annual University of Okoboji Winter Games on January 26-29, 2023.

Individuals must be nominated in order to be considered as a potential cheerleader. Nominees must be a Dickinson County resident or employed in Dickinson County and at least 18 years of age. Nominations will be open the entire month of December, and a public voting will be held January 4th and 5th. 

The nominee should exhibit: a ready smile, generous heart, and good nature, an enthusiasm for all that our U of O campus has to offer, and a sincere desire to give their time and talent to enhance the quality of life in the Iowa Great Lakes Area. The nomination form is now open online at under the Cheerleader Tab of the website. A full list of past nominees and details on cheerleader requirements can be found online.

For more information on this celebration, please visit or call the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce at 712-332-2107.