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Georgia Tech Spirit Program

Georgia Tech Cheerleading


The Georgia Tech Cheerleaders are a highly visible and enthusiastic athletic group on campus. As ambassadors of Georgia Tech and Georgia Tech Athletics, the cheerleading program at Georgia Tech is rich in history and tradition.

Our primary purpose is to provide support by generating spirit and crowd involvement for Georgia Tech Athletics, and to represent Georgia Tech in a positive and uplifting manner during events, on campus, and around the community. Georgia Tech Cheerleading is comprised of three squads: Gold Squad, White Squad and Appearance Squad.

In addition to being some of the most highly sought-after college students in the job market, GT Cheerleaders are student-athletes at Tech and benefit from the following privileges:

  • Cheerleaders letter each year they cheer
  • Early registration privileges
  • Scholarships available for selected squad members based on skill level and leadership
  • GTAA Olympic Sports weight room access and dedicated strength coaches for males and females
  • Dedicated trainer and GTAA training room privileges
  • Nutritionist
  • Additional job opportunities
  • All game day necessities and travel are provided by GTAA. Cheerleaders receive apparel, shoes, equipment and uniforms, extra job opportunities based on availability, and there are no out-of-pocket expenses as a Georgia Tech cheerleader.
The GT Cheerleaders compete twice each year: in February at CHEERSPORT, one of the nation's largest cheerleading competitions held right in our backyard in Atlanta, GA; and in April at NCA College Nationals in Daytona, FL.

All members must try out each year. Try-outs are typically the end of April or early May each Spring. All cheerleaders must be full time students enrolled at Georgia Tech. Click Here to learn more about Georgia Tech Cheerleading, Buzz & Mic Man Try-Outs!

Georgia Tech Cheerleading is coached by GT alumni and former college cheerleaders, Katie Hodges (GT '07), Sarah Wharton Rhino (IU '00), King Harrison (GT '04), Scott Lovett (GT '01) and Rene Meadors (GT '12). For additional information, contact information and complete bios please visit our website, for updates, photos, FAQ's, tryout and camp information.

The Georgia Tech Cheerleaders bring excitement and enthusiasm to a variety of events, from corporate to birthday parties. Appearance fees are $50 per cheerleader per hour, with a minimum of two cheerleaders for one hour. For more information, please contact the coaches below:

Katie Hodges
Head Cheerleading Coach

Sarah Wharton Rhino
Asst. Cheerleading Coach

King Harrison
Skills Coach

Scott Lovett
Volunteer Coach

Rene Meadors
Volunteer Coach

Check out our Stinger Spirit Cheerleading Camps!!! Click Here to learn more!

Thank you to our 2014-2015 Cheerleading Sponsors!

Cheer sponsors


Goldrush is the official dance team of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets! The dance team is made up of an elite group of dancers who perform at every home football game, men's basketball and women's basketball. The dance team is also featured with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Marching Band during Pre-game and Halftime performances at all Tech Home football Games. During the school year they can be found on campus and throughout Atlanta at numerous school, athletic and charitable events. For more information, pictures and videos please see the GT Goldrush Fan page on facebook.

To book the Georgia Tech Goldrush for your event please contact Brandy Kirschner @

Click here to learn about trying out for Georgia Tech's Goldrush Dance Team!

Georgia Tech Goldrush Head Coach
Brandy Kirschner



Buzz is the world-famous and beloved mascot of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Buzz gets Tech fans cheering at nearly all the Institute's intercollegiate sporting events. Although Buzz's origins are rather ambiguous, it is known that Buzz showed up at a game sometime in the early 1980s as an unofficial cheerleader, and was soon adopted by the GT cheerleading squad. Today Buzz is a member of the cheerleading squad, and attends all Football Games, all Home basketball games for the Men's & Women's Team, several Volleyball & Baseball games, as well as pep rallies and appearances throughout Georgia. In 2014, Buzz was named to the Capital One All-American Mascot Teams and competed for the title of the Capital One Mascot of the Year.

Click here to submit a request form to book Buzz for your event!

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