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 40th Annual Winter Games on January 23-26, 2020.


How does one become a cheerleader? 

Individuals must be nominated in order to be considered as a potential cheerleader. 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

Nominations will be accepted from December 1, 2019 through January 1, 2020.


Stay Tuned for the 2020 U of O Winter Games Cheerleader Nomination Form!


How does voting work?

Dates for voting for the 2020 cheerleaders will be announced in December. No phone, email, or online votes will be accepted. All voting will occurr IN PERSON at the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber. 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 the week following voting.


Who were the past cheerleaders? 

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