Kiana wight, Grace Breshears, Emma Yunk, Sage kuhlman, Teagan Harris
Michelle Vander Linden
Burlington Wrestling Cheer has been in Burlington for 28 years. Michelle Vander Linden has been a coach of wrestling cheer for 19 years. To become a wrestling cheer, you must pass a tryout consisting fr a floor chant, cheer, jump, and a 8 count dance; a classroom check, and a poster that you make for the team. Most wrestling cheers are done sitting on the floor and consist of rhythms that are done with the words of a cheer. A wrestling cheer must know the way a match works to be able to perform a cheer that belongs to that position. Wrestling cheers also help the managers with various jobs such as making water bottles, taking stats as needed, etc. Not every team has a wrestling cheer squad like Burlington does, but we believe it is all part of a class act. The level of noise from the fans and cheers help to raise the level of excitement during a wrestling match. The team, managers and cheers become like a big family and do a lot of things together to develop a tight bond. The wrestling cheers also help to write the pep rally for the wrestling team, and have danced at the invitational, parents night, and have danced several times at the State Tournament. This year the basketball and wrestling cheers are doing a combined dance for homecoming, and the wrestling invitational.