Twister Mascot Tryouts Set for September 13

All King students interested in being King's mascot, Twister the Lion, are encouraged to complete the application process and try out on Sept. 13 in the Student Center Gym.

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Tryouts to become the King Tornado mascot for 2012-13 will be held on Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center Complex gymnasium. All students interested to become this year's Twister are encouraged to go through the application process.


Mascot Tryout Application -  Word  |  PDF


Students that try out will be graded on their enthusiasm for King Athletics, ability to stimulate crowds of people, react to gameday situations, and their creativity while dressed in the Twister costume. Those selected will be considered part of the cheer team

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Prior to trying out, interested students must complete and submit an application to Head Cheer Coach, Amber King (aking@king.edu).  Students will go through a brief interview process before the tryouts. The application is available for download by clicking the link above. Applications must be submitted on or before Sept. 12. 

The student mascot will have several responsibilities. Twister will attend all home men's and women's basketball games.  The mascot will also be a part of many other events, including various Tornado men's and women's sporting events and traveling with the cheer team to competitions that include mascots.

Twister is treated as a King student-athlete and must follow the same requirements as the Spirit Program.  These requirements can be found by clicking the following link:  http://kingtornado.com/information/NCAA_Compliance

If you have any questions about the application or try out process, please contact Amber King by e-mail (aking@king.edu) or phone, 423-652-4857.