Truman defeats Scrappy

Big wins for spirit squads.

Truman mascot jumping with cheerleaders
Both Truman and the Mizzou cheerleading squad took top honors at their respective national competitions.

Published on Show Me Mizzou April 30, 2024

Truman the Tiger clobbered competitors including Cocky (South Carolina), Scrappy the Eagle (North Texas) and Pistol Pete (New Mexico State) to take home gold at the National Cheerleaders Association Collegiate Mascot Championship on April 13 in Daytona, Florida. Mizzou’s Truman, the only major university mascot named after a former President of the United States, succeeds the 2023 winner, Buzz of Georgia Tech.  

A dynasty in the making? The same day Truman clobbered Cocky and Scrappy in Daytona, the Mizzou cheerleading squad won its second straight National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) Championship. Coach Cynthia Metz and her Tiger squad earned the win in the Intermediate Large Coed Division IA competition, besting East Carolina, Georgia Southern and Kansas State.

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