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2012 Spring Mascot Tryouts
Release: Wednesday 07/27/2011 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

Clinic Sessions
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2012
Location: McLin #4 (Lower Level of the Nutter Center)
Time: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012
Location: McLin #4 (Lower Level of the Nutter Center)
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Personal Interviews
Date: Friday, May 4, 2012
Location: Room 330, Nutter Center
Time: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012
Location: Room 330, Nutter Center
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

NOTE: Interview times will be assigned the first clinic day. Candidates are required to attend one interview session.

Final Tryouts
Date: Sunday, May 6, 2012
Location: McLin #4 (Lower Level of the Nutter Center)
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Team Meeting
Date: Sunday, May 6, 2012
Location: Classroom in Nutter Center
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Special Tip: The tryout will be performed in full costume. 
Emotions: Select two (2) emotions and act them out.
Game Day Situation: Select one (1) Game Day situation and act it out.
Impromptu Dance: Perform an impromptu dance to the song "Get Rowdy" 

Original Skit
    ☐ Length of Skit: 60 Seconds
    ☐ Skit must be appropriate for family viewing.
    ☐ Music may be used and is strongly encouraged.
    ☐ Skit must contain 20 seconds of Dance.
    ☐ Skit must contain 20 seconds of Crowd-Leading.
    ☐ Skit must contain 20 seconds of Prop Utilization. NOTE: Live props (i.e. people) are not allowed.
    ☐ Skit should contain a theme, be well organized, be creative, and include character traits.
    NOTE: Veteran mascots will provide assistance with the original skit.

Personal Interview:  5-10 minute interview conducted by the Athletic Department Administration, WSU Cheer/Dance Alumni and Coaching Staff

Clinics and Tryout Dress Attire:
    ☐ Clinics: T-shirts, Shorts, Gym Shoes
    ☐ Tryouts: Several T-shirts and Shorts, Gym Shoes, Towel, High Socks, Water Bottle
    ☐ NO Piercing of Any Kind!!

Special Note: Being Rowdy Raider is a major commitment of your non-academic time.  If you need to work a job of more than 20 hours per week, strongly consider whether you can MULTI-TASK and PRIORITIZE. After academics, this program must come next on your list of priorities!

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Program Pride
Raider Cheerleaders             Appearance Requests
Emerald Jazz             Upcoming Appearances
TEAM Rowdy             Alumni
Jr. Raider Cheerleaders              

Coaches
Spirit Coordinator Joyce Whitaker
Assistant Spirit Coordinator Michelle Gillespie
Assistant Coach (Dance) Heather Dregalla

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