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One – We are the ‘Jackets! Two – a little bit louder! Three – we still can’t hear you! Four – more, more, more!

The University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS) Cheer and Dance Team is now in full swing as ‘Jacket Racket came to a close following the week of Nov. 4 – Nov. 8. The Cheer and Dance Team performed at both men’s basketball and hockey games during ‘Jacket Racket.

Starting practice near the end of September, the team has been working tirelessly to perfect their cheers for fans and supporters of the Yellowjackets. “I chose to join the team because I figured it’d be a fun experience and I’d get to meet new people. I feel great about it so far, and I’m glad I joined the team. It’s an exciting challenge,” said UWS freshman Chloe Higgins. Higgins, along with six other new members, joins the four returning members to round out the squad.

Even though the season is already underway, the team is always seeking new members. Nellie Barri, Co-Captain of the Cheer and Dance Team said the team “is open for anyone to join, no experience needed. I think that makes it more fun because some people join having never cheered before and some people have years of cheer or dance experience. It’s a nice mix of people.”

The UWS Cheer and Dance team is an all-encompassing group that cheers on at both men’s and women’s hockey and basketball games. In addition to cheers, the team will occasionally perform dance routines during halftime. The team meets Monday-Wednesday, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. “We’re almost always open to new members; however, anyone joining late would have to be willing to put in some work to catch up on cheers,” said Barri.