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Cheerleading Team

Season Outlook

Cheerleading provides opportunities for Pierce College students to express their creativity, build teamwork, and encourage the athletic efforts of their peers. The Raider Cheerleading squad performs at all basketball games - men's and women's, home and away - bringing their spirit to the court. They also support the teams at all major functions. The cheerleading program is funded through Student Programs. The squad also undertakes its own fundraising efforts.


Raider Cheer is excited to continue the process of building and adding new squad members for the 2014/2015 season!! Raider Cheer was built on a strong foundation of flawless cheers, fun dance routines and amazing stunting. We are looking for enthusiastic women and men to join our squad for the upcoming season. Running Start students are welcome to tryout as well. This is a chance for you to participate on an intercollegiate cheer and dance squad. We are only looking for members who will be committed and represent Pierce College and Raider Athletics in a positive manner. Please get yourself connected with us by sending in your student athlete information form and by liking us on Facebook at ‘Pierce College Raider Cheer’.

Tryouts will be held at the Ft. Steilacoom Health Education Center. It is a four day tryout and candidates must be present for all four days. If you are unable to attend tryouts in person or have any other conflicts please contact Coach Kay, kgrothe@pierce.ctc.edu.

-Wednesday, October 8th from 5:00-7:00pm
-Thursday, October 9th from 5:00-7:00pm
-Friday, October 10th from 5:00-7:00pm
-Saturday, October 11th from 10am - (Time will depend on the size of the candidate pool)

*Candidates must be available Monday, October 13th from 5:00-7:00pm for a team meeting. All potential candidates must have Friday evenings and Saturday mornings open for practices. Please contact Coach Kay for more scheduling information.

To try out for the 2014/2015 Raider Cheer Squad you must:
1. Be enrolled at Pierce College during both Fall 2014 and Winter 2015.
2. Turn in all of the required forms on the first day of tryouts.


Data Sheet (download pdf).
Physical Form (download pdf) *Your physical must be dated May 1, 2014 or later.
Hazard & Risks Waiver (download pdf).
Cheer Application (download pdf).

A 4x6 headshot photograph.
A copy of your most recent transcript (Unofficial transcripts will be accepted).

Katelin Grothe
Head Cheer Coach


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Cheerleader Recruiting

Looking to join the Raiders? Send us your information by filling out the online version of the student athlete information form.