The Daily Express

Owens Hosts Cheerleading Competition for Children & High School Students

Area children and high school cheerleading squads are invited to participate in the Owens Cheerleading Competition Saturday, August 10 at Owens Community College. This event is sponsored by the Owens Express cheerleading and dance team.

The competition begins at 11 a.m. in the Student Health and Activities Center (SHAC) on the Owens Toledo-area Campus, which is on Oregon Road located four miles from Downtown Toledo.

"Cheerleading squads will have the opportunity to test their ability against some of the best cheerleading squads in Northwest Ohio to see which schools have the most spirit, energy and enthusiasm incorporated into their routines," said Tracy Lynne Reitz, Owens Cheerleading and Dance Team Head Coach.

Led by Reitz, the Owens Express cheerleaders and dance team is a cheer/dance mounting squad, which performs halftime routines and sideline chants and cheers during the men's basketball games.

Cheerleading squad participants must be between the ages of 5-8 or enrolled in grades 9-12. All-star squads are welcome. Divisions for competition include Pee Wee, Junior Varsity Small, Junior Varsity Large, Varsity (mount), Varsity (non-mount), All-Star Small and All-Star Large.

Routines performed by each squad must be two minutes and 30 seconds in length with a maximum of one minute and 30 seconds for the music section. The routine must include one cheer and one chant. Spotters will be provided by the College. Owens cheerleaders will judge all divisions with the top three teams in each division receiving awards.

The cost of the competition is $25 per squad or $50 for three squads from one school. Registration deadline is Friday, August 2. For additional information about the cheerleading competition or to register, call (567) 343-0537.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing community college of its size in the nation. On the Toledo-area and Findlay campuses, Owens serves more than 36,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for entry-level college students in Northwest Ohio. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 140 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.

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