Cheerleading News Archives

October 3, 2016
Seybold hired as assistant acrobatics and tumbling and cheer coach
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Head acrobatics and tumbling coach Megan Bamford and head cheerleading and dance coach Debbie Neilson announced the hire of Nicole Seybold as an assistant coach that will help both programs. Seybold joins the Tornado staff following a stellar career competing in acrobatics and tumbling at the University of Oregon.

July 20, 2016
Cheer and dance lead tumbling classes at church camp
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Last week the King University cheerleading and dance teams was privileged to work with Celebration Church as they hosted their annual Rise Up children’s camp. The camp provides children with several different class options including tumbling, drama, art, guitar, piano, community service, hip hop, science, etc., incorporating God’s word and love into every session.

June 29, 2016
King joins the YWCA and Boys & Girls Club to celebrate Olympic Day
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this week members of the King University cheerleading and dance teams as well as other student-athletes and coaches had the opportunity to participate in Olympic Day at the YWCA. The Olympics are celebrated throughout the month of June, and the YWCA partners with the U.S. Olympic Committee to host this event.

October 9, 2014
Join King for Dig Pink Night and Late Night Madness
BRISTOL, Tenn. – If you haven’t been to the Student Center Complex to see the King University women’s volleyball team play, Tuesday night is the perfect opportunity. The Tornado will be hosting their annual Dig Pink event and taking donations that will go towards breast cancer research. Following the conclusion of the volleyball match, fans can stay to get their first glimpse of the King men’s and women’s basketball teams at Late Night Madness where the King athletics department will have a major announcement about the upcoming season.

June 27, 2013
Twister makes appearance at Tennessee Smokies game
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Earlier this month, Twister, the King University mascot travelled to a Tennessee Smokies baseball game to compete in their Mascot Olympics. While there, Twister and the other mascots mingled and took pictures with the fans prior to the game.

May 17, 2013
Neilson chosen to lead King cheer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University is pleased to announce that Debbie Neilson has been hired as King’s cheerleading head coach. Neilson has extensive experience coaching high school and college cheerleaders in the Bristol area for nearly 20 years.

April 23, 2013
Cheerleading open tryouts to take place on May 26
BRISTOL, Tenn. – New King University cheerleading coach Debbie Neilson has announced the date for tryouts for the 2013-14 squad. The tryouts will take place on May 26 in Kline Gym on the King University campus.

February 22, 2013
King Cheer finishes 5th in Nation at Cheersport Nationals
This past weekend King Cheer hit the road to Nationals at Cheersport held in Atlanta, GA. The Lady Tornado competed two days in the College Level 4 division against Widener University, University of North Carolina, University of Georgia, Brenau University, Polk State College, Savannah State University, and East TN State University.

February 13, 2013
King Cheer to Compete at Cheersport Nationals This Weekend
After months of preparation, Coach Amber King and the KU cheer team will compete at the 2013 Cheersport Nationals in Atlanta, Ga. this weekend.

September 6, 2012
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.

September 5, 2012
King and Lees-McRae to Begin Battle for Blue Ridge Cup
Beginning in the 2012-13 athletic season King and Lees-McRae College will deepen their rivalry with an annual competition for the Blue Ridge Cup.

August 20, 2012
Get Closer to Tornado Athletics with Text Updates!
Tornado Athletic is introducing a new way to keep up-to-date on your favorite King sport team with its text message update service. The service is open to all and free of charge.

August 17, 2012
Cheer Hosts Oregon Acro Squad to Kick Off Camp
To help kick off the 2012-13 season, Cheer Head Coach Amber King welcomed the Oregon Acrobatics & Tumbling staff to join the team for their opening camp.

August 17, 2012
Tornado Watch! - Episode 6 - King Cheer Season Begins
First-year Head Coach Amber King walks us through her team's exciting start to cheer season after welcoming the Oregon Acro & Tumbling staff to team camp!

August 3, 2012
King Cheerleading to Host Team Stunt Clinic
First-year head coach Amber King will host a team stunt clinic for area teams at Kline Gymnasium on October 6.

July 26, 2012
Committed to Success - King helps athletes excel both on and off the field
Read the KTN's recent front page article highlighting the triumphs of King College student-athletes. (Credit: Pat Kenney, Kingsport Times-News)

May 17, 2012
Amber Morrell Named Head Cheer Coach
King College alum Amber Morrell '08 has been named the Tornado's new head cheer coach, effective June 1, 2012.

May 11, 2012
King Summer Cheer Camp Canceled
The King Cheer Camp scheduled for July has been canceled. No make up date has been planned.

April 25, 2012
King Athletics Host Student-Athlete Awards Banquet
The King College Athletic Department hosted an end-of-the-year awards banquet for the student-athletes of its 24 varsity sports, faculty, and staff on Tuesday night.

April 16, 2012
King College Invites Alumni and Friends to Celebrate 86th Dogwood Weekend
Alumni and friends of King College are invited to join in the upcoming 86th celebration of Dogwood Weekend on April 20-23.

February 10, 2012
Student-Athletes Engage in Storm Chaser Mentor Program
King student-athletes continue to impact the lives of Bristol elementary school children through Storm Chaser Mentor Program

January 17, 2012
King College Set to Kick Off Tornado Athletic Club
King College will introduce a new way to spread generosity toward Athletics when it introduces the Tornado Athletic Club this Saturday, Jan. 21

October 27, 2011
Find Your Conference Carolinas Destination Right Here!
Ever wonder where each of our new conference member schools are located or how to get there? Wonder no more! More details inside...

September 27, 2011
Cheerleading Tryout Information Now Available
Information for those interested in joining Tornado Cheerleading for the 2012-13 season is now available!

September 22, 2011
Support King Athletics with Nike Gear Fundraiser
For a limited time only, you can purchase stylish, King Tornado Nike gear and support your student-athletes at the same time! More details inside...

September 3, 2011
New King Arrives on Campus, Twister Welcomed as New Mascot
There is a new king in town as King College unveils their first ever mascot, "Twister", at an on-campus event earlier today.

August 18, 2011
Interested in Becoming the Inaugural King College Mascot?
Interested in rallying the masses around Tornado Athletics or touching the lives of those in the community? Try out to be the King College mascot!

August 3, 2011
Cheer Team Places for First Time in Program History
The King College Cheer team accomplished a first in its program history last week while participating in their annual preseason camp held at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. The Cheer team placed in three events, including one first place event finish.

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Midnight Madness to Make its Return on Monday, Oct. 15
Students, faculty, and staff: Come celebrate the return of Midnight Madness recognizing all 24 varsity teams heading into the winter season!