Here is a mess of straight facts about the team and UWO etc.

Head Coach: David-Lee "Trace" Tracey (with the team since 1980)
Phones (519) 902-1270

Power Cheer Gym: (519) 667-0565 (evenings)

Fall Walk-On tryout Information (all collegiate cheer teams in London): Every year - held on the first Sunday AFTER Labour Day Weekend at the Stadium.Specidfic time vary year to year.

Choreography/Routine and Music Design: Trace. (Nationals Music bits and pieces by Dan Spiers: Music 4U)

Web Site:

Colours: Purple, White and Silver
Conference: O.U.A. (West), C.I.S.

NCA Competitive Division: 1A (as of August 2003)
School Pop.: 30,000
City: London, Ontario

Stadium: TD Waterhouse (10,000) Artificial Turf - The team has it's own in stadium, change room, showers and washrooms.

Download UWO School Song mp3 here

Basketball Gym: Alumni Hall (2500)

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Weekly Practice Schedule
- Early Fall: Tuesday/Thursday 9:00-11:00 pm

- Friday afternoon "Open" Gym at PCG
- Late Fall/Pre Comp: Add Sunday evenings 5:00-7:00
- Winter: Two night per week in early season, additional Sunday pre-Competition
- Weight Room and Partner Practice times are worked out to schedules that are best suited for each athlete on the "off days".

Other Cheerleading Duties at UWO
- heavy involvement in the Orientation Week program
- Homecoming Parade
- Alumni Dep't promotions
- numerous civic and corporate events per year
- promotional work for the university and charities

Spring Tryouts: These tryouts are by invitation only for people not currently enrolled at UWO. To be considered for invitation, you MUST first meet with coach Trace (preferably at the Power Cheer Gym) and/or be scouted during the school year. Out of provide candidates are encouraged to call coach Trace to discuss attending the tryout and/or put together a personal highlight video tape.

Mid Summer Pick Ups: Many team members were unable to attend the Spring Tryout or did not expect to get accepted at UWO until the summer. If YOU are such a person and wish to get rolling with the Mustangs, you MUST call coach Trace and arrange a pre-practice visit or workout. We often time arrange to meet with you when you are in town for your campus tur or class selection day. Please do NOT wait until the late summer to contact the coach. The sooner we know about YOU, the sooner we can get you prepared to cheer for the Stangs. I was Accepted at UWO...what now?

Pre-Season Training Camp: The Mustangs typically conduct a 5 day training camp/retreat in Tennessee/Kentucky. Each year is slightly different. All team members who attend will be active during Orientation Week and the opening games. Late summer additions to the program who meet team criteria/needs will be phased in to the squad.

Pre-Season Home Training Camp: All team members return to London for a three day pre-season prep camp on the Labor Day weekend. It is fondly referred to as Hell Camp. Home camp starts on the Wednesday prior to the Labour Day weekend (evening) and runs through Sunday afternoon (move in day). The home opener football game is on often on Labour Day Monday as a night game.Some years - we have to wait until the end of O-week for the first home game.

September "Walk-On" tryouts: The final set of tryouts take place at the end of Orientation Week each year. We always prefer to have the Fall Tryouts out-doors at the stadium or Alumni Field. However - IF the weather doesn't cooperate - we shift the whole tghing over to the Power Cheer Gym which is off campus at 580 Quebec Street.

Scholarships: There is currently no post secondary institution in Canada, that offers athletic scholarship assistance to cheerleading team members. UWO does however have hundreds of academic scholarship, bursary and student aid programs available through the Student Awards/Aid office. There are scholarships awards by various provincial and private cheer organizations but you must seek these out and apply for them outside of the context of the UWO program. NOTE: every year, we receive dozens of calls and emails asking about our scholarship program. PLEASE read THIS paragraph and act accordingly.

Admissions: Click HERE for UWO Admissions and Registrars Pages.


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