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 39th Annual Winter Games on January 24-27, 2019.


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, 2018 through January 1, 2019.


Click Here for the Winter Games 39 Cheerleader Nomation Form!


How does voting work?

We will hold voting for the 2019 cheerleaders from 8 AM – 8 PM on January 2nd and 3rd. 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 morning of Friday, January 4th.


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.