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 38th Annual Winter Games on January 25-28, 2018.


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 were accepted from December 1, 2017 through January 1, 2018.


How does voting work?

We held voting for the 2018 cheerleaders from 8 AM – 8 PM on January 3rd and 4th. No phone, email, or online votes were accepted. All voting occurred IN PERSON at the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber. Each individual selected a maximum of 8 individuals listed on the final ballot of nominees. The eight nominees with the most votes were announced the morning of January 5th.


Who were the past cheerleaders? 

Click here to view a full list.


The 2018 U of O Cheerleaders were John Hight, Susan Hoien, Brad Price, Al Krueger, Kiley Roth, Ann Meyer, Jim Hussong, and Dee Wermersen.


*The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is currently located in the lakefront Three Sons store in Arnolds Park (37 Lake Street). If you need further direction or additional information, please call 712-332-2107.