Meet the Cheerleading Squad
In the fall of 2010, the Hardrocker
cheerleading squad was brought back onto campus for the first time since the
1970's. Over the last three years, we have been very involved in school
events and leadership. We have participated in various events on campus
such as the homecoming parade, coronation and pep rallies. The squad
cheers at home football games and supports all athletics teams throughout their
seasons as well. As a squad we always strive to increase school spirit
and sportsmanship at events. Come out
and join us in cheering on the Hardrockers.
For any questions contact Coach
Schneider at Raelene.Schneider@sdsmt.edu
My name is Tory Akley. I am 18 years old and from Rapid City,
SD. I'm a freshman this year with an
undeclared major. This is my first year
as a cheerleader...ever. This year I'm a base.
Hi my name is Harley
Bauman and this is my second year on the team. For the 2013 season I am
treasurer and secretary for the squad. I am sophomore at SDSMT and I am double
majoring in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering.
For the 2013 school year I am also captain of the Hardrocker Dance Team. In
high school I participated in cheer for 4 years, dance for 10 years, colorguard
for 3 years and gymnastics for 5 years. I also raced for 4 years on a dirt
track throughout my summer breaks.
name is Rebecca Cychosz and I am 20 years old Applied and Computational
Mathematics major. This is my first year as a SDSM&T Cheerleader and I am
excited for this upcoming year.
My name is Natalie Schneider and I'm 20 years old. I'm
originally from Fort Collins, Colo., and I'm a junior Chemical
Engineering student. This year I will
serve as captain of the cheer squad.
Before becoming a cheerleader, I was a competitive dancer at Artistic Fusion
Dance Academy in Westminster, Colo. I became a member of the Hardrocker Cheer Squad
for the 2011 season. For the three years that I have been on the squad, I
have been a flyer and for the 2012 season I served as the secretary for the
Hardrocker Cheer Squad.
My name is Caitlyn Torpey and I am 19 years old. I am a sophomore
Metallurgical Engineering major from right here in Rapid City. I have no cheer
or dance experience in my background.
My name is Tori Westcott and I am 18 years old. I grew up in Brandon, SD,
where I began cheering as a junior in high school. I have experience as both a
side base and back base. I am a freshman at SDSM&T this year, and majoring
in Industrial Engineering.
My name is Justin Peebler and I'm an 18-year-old freshman Computer
Science student. I've lived most of my life in Rapid City. Before becoming a
Hardrocker, I cheered two years in high school.