Meet the 2012-13 Illini Cheerleaders
Oct. 18, 2012
University of Illinois cheerleading coach Stephanie Record announced the 2012-13 team following two days of tryouts in April and fall tryouts in September. The squad, which supports UI intercollegiate athletics and serves as ambassadors at university functions and community events, consists of 34 cheerleaders - 13 males and 21 females. Three female stunt groups were added to next year's team to supplement the 22 member co-ed team. Fall tryouts were held to select 6 additional male cheerleaders to complete the team.
The team attended UCA camp in August and placed 1st in Cheer and 4th place in Fight Song among the eight Big Ten Cheerleading Teams also in attendance. Coach Record was impressed with the team's performance, especially given that nearly half of the team who attended were first year members.
Stay tuned to fightingillini.com for more updates on the cheerleading team throughout the season. You can also stay current with Fighting Illini Cheerleading on Facebook and on Twitter (@IlliniCheer).
Front Row: Julia Kidd, Zoe Kaler, Jenny Marin, Devon Cramer, Alexandra Anton, Kayla Weintraub, Neva Sanfilippo, Lindsay Probasco, Liz Wortman
Middle Row: Kailey Ackermann, Emily McLaughlin, Alyssa Wichmann, Brigitte Lyman, Samantha O'Connor, Rebecca Nolan, Alaina DiMonte, Morgan Trajkovich, Aly Simons, Emily Weber, Alex Pierce, Emma Stone
Back Row: Scott Ward, Chris Burke, Joey Zajcew, Max Wichmer, Zack Schoettes, Luke Schubert, Eric Cornell
Not pictured: Charles Abban, Mariano Derrig, Tyler Jackson, Jonathan Nichols, Joseph Song, CJ Young