Nov. 7, 2008
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Junior cheerleader Kathleen Warner from the University of Wyoming has been selected to represent her school, community and the Mountain West Conference in this year's Athlon Sports Sideline Spirit Contest.
Voting for Warner's group began on Saturday, November 1st at 12 a.m. and will run through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 21st. Those wishing to vote must have an Athlon Sports account. Voting is limited to 20 times per day per account. Fans can also vote up to 10 times per day with a valid Facebook account through the Sideline Spirit Facebook application.
Warner was selected to represent the MWC after submitting information about herself to Athlon in August.
The Athlon Sports Sideline Spirit Contest is entering its sixth year. This year's sponsor, JVC, adds broad national exposure and promotion for this competition. 32 spirit contestants from across the country have been chosen to participate in this contest, which runs from the beginning of the college football season in September until the national championship game in January.
The program is broken into four rounds, featuring at least seven cheerleaders or dancers in each round (one from each BCS conference and one non-BCS representative). Visitors to the website get the opportunity to show their school spirit by voting for their favorite spirit contestant. Lively message boards bring out the very best in school spirit and the rivalry of college sports. At the conclusion of the regular season, spirit contestants will advance to our championship round, which is held during the bowl season. They can advance to the championship round by either getting the most votes in her round OR getting the most votes in her conference. The winner of the championship round is titled the overall winner of the contest.
The winner will be featured in the 2009 Athlon Sports College Football annuals and her squad will receive $1,000, plus a JVC 42" TV with integrated iPod Dock, a JVC Full HD Hard Disk Camcorder, a JVC Everio Hard Disk Camcorder, and a JVC Mini System with Built-In iPod Dock.