Who are the Winter Games Cheerleaders?

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

How does one become a cheerleader?

Individuals must be nominated in order to be considered as a potential cheerleader. Nominees must be a Dickinson County resident and at least 18 years of age.

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
  • a sincere desire to give their time and talent to enhance the quality of life in the Iowa Great Lakes Area

How does voting work?

Each individual will select a maximum of 8 individuals listed on the final ballot of nominees. The eight nominees with the most votes will be announced following voting.

Voting information coming soon!

Who were the past cheerleaders?


The 2019 U of O Cheerleaders included: Lori & George Bower, Lisa Duffy, Abby Goodlaxson, Nate & Greta Gruys, Jill Harms, Dr. Ronald Kolegraff, and Peggy Rick.