Volume 95, Issue 48

Tuesday, November 27, 2001
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Mustangs light up Waterloo and remain unbeaten

Mustangs sink Lakehead

"Somewhere over the rainbow..."

OUA bronze for Mustangs

Western curlers let rocks fly

Skaters salchow to second

Acrobatics on display

Acrobatics on display

All rise for 'the helicopter.'

If you haven't witnessed the aerial acrobatics of the Western Mustangs cheerleading team, now is your chance.

The squad will be showing off their full arsenal of flips, spins and vibrant cheers Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Anyone interested in observing their energized act is welcome, free of charge.

Cheerleader Josh Lindberg said the open gym practice is in preparation for the National Cheerleading Championships, which will be held at McMaster University's Ivor Wynn Centre, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m..

Wednesday's performance will feature the Mustangs varsity squad, as well as a secret squad, referred to as 'Team X,' comprised of ex-varsity members, ex-gymnasts and ex-high school cheerleaders attending Western, but not on the varsity squad, Lindberg said.

The varsity squad consists of 12 men and nine women, while 'Team X' consists of 23 women.

And if you like what you see, you can make the trek up to the steel city and watch the Mustangs in their competitive fervour for the small price of $10. The championship event is expected to sell out, with 3,000 tickets up for grabs.

The championships consist of each team performing two rounds of their two minute and 30 second routines.

Unfortunately for the rest of the country's cheerleading squads, the Mustangs have brought home the championship the past 17 years. There's nothing like watching the Mustangs make everybody else look like bumbling circus freaks.

If you think you have seen all the Mustangs have to offer at sporting events – you ain't seen nothin' yet.

–Jordan Bell

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