FOREST CITY, Iowa – Preparing to return to the competition arena after a two-season hiatus, the Waldorf cheerleading squad added an impact performer who will help create success for the Warriors, and who makes the program co-ed. Waldorf coach Michelle Provenzano is pleased to announce her first signing of the 2021 recruiting class, and the first male recruit to the Warriors competition program, Tyson Sample from Muscatine.
“I am thrilled to announce Tyson Sample’s commitment to Waldorf University cheerleading,” Waldorf’s coach said: “He will bring his experience and talent to the squad and will absolutely be an asset to the team. Tyson already has the strength and passion we are looking for in our team members, and we can’t wait to have him on campus.”
Sample currently is a cheer captain for the Muscatine High School Muskies who lettered once previously in the sport and who competed at state in 2019. “For me, it means the chance to further my love for cheering and just to be allowed to have the experience of cheering at the collegiate level and making new friends,” Sample said. “I chose Waldorf University because of the athletics and also because everyone is nice and caring,” he added.
The addition of Sample means a new era in Warrior cheerleading according to Provenzano. “I am so excited for our first co-ed season next fall,” she said: “Tyson will be a welcomed addition to the team, he is very skilled in stunting and will transition well to the collegiate level. Bringing male athletes on to the mat next year will put us at a whole new level, which is really exciting,” Provenzano added. “We hope that he is the first of many male athletes to join the Waldorf University Cheer Team.”