MHS Varsity Cheerleading Program (Tonka Cheer)

The Minnetonka High School Varsity Cheerleading Program (Tonka Cheer) is a 20-member cheer squad that participates in both sideline cheerleading and competition during its 10-month season (May-February). The Tonka Cheer program is steeped in a rich tradition of success. Its team members are committed to attendance at practices, games, community service events and competitions.


Tonka Cheer varsity team members are selected through a tryout process which takes place in late April. Information on tryouts for next season will be posted here and on social media once dates are established. 

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Annual program fee of $225 plus the once annual $75 MHS Activities Fee (if not already paid) and additional fees for camps, cheer clothing, competitions, consultants, travel and the MHS Cheerleading Booster Club. The MHS Cheerleading Booster Club sponsors fundraisers to offset some of the costs to participate in the cheer program. 

Scholarships are available upon request. Please contact MHS AD, Ted Schultz for more information. 


Tonka Cheer consists of two consecutive seasons: sideline (fall) and competition (winter). The program runs from May through the middle of February. The team practices three times per week throughout the season. 

  • Sideline cheerleading (fall) involves cheering at Skippers varsity football games, performing at pep fests and homecoming activities. Sideline cheerleading is a Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) registered activity which serves to boost school spirit, promote good sportsmanship and develop positive crowd involvement.
  • Competition cheer (winter) involves MHS representation in local, regional and national cheerleading competitions. The team traditionally travels to in-state and out-of-state camps and competitions, including the UCA Cheerleading Camp in Pennsylvania in August and the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Florida in February.   

Tonka Cheer varsity cheerleaders must be enrolled in grades 8–12 in the fall and meet the MSHSL and Minnetonka School District Eligibility Requirements. See

Fundraising Events

Tonka Cheer has several fundraisers throughout the year to help offset costs associated with travel, uniforms, etc. Follow Tonka Cheer on Instagram and/or Twitter for upcoming opportunities to support the program.

Ongoing fundraisers:

Competition record
  • 2020 and 2019 Minnesota State Cheerleading Grand Champions
  • 24-time Minnesota State Varsity Cheerleading Champions
  • Since 2011 Tonka Cheer has consistently placed in the top five at the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championships in Orlando
  • UCA National Champions in 2020 (Traditional Routine), 2017 (both Game Day Routine and Traditional Routine), 2013 (Traditional Routine), and 2012 (Traditional Routine).
  • UCA World School Cheer Champions in the Traditional Routine Division in both 2020 and 2016.

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Tonka Sparklers

The Tonka Sparklers cheer team is an adaptive program that was introduced in the fall of 2011 and is sponsored by the MHS varsity cheerleading program. They cheer alongside our varsity cheer team at Skippers home football games and participate in local and state cheerleading competitions. The Sparklers program runs August through January. Practices are once per week.


Tonka Sparklers members must be enrolled in grades 7–12 in the fall and meet the MSHSL and Minnetonka School District Eligibility Requirements. See


$25 program fee, uniform fees (vary), plus the once annual $75 MHS Activities Fee if not already paid.

Scholarships are available upon request. Please contact MHS AD, Ted Schultz for more information. 

Elementary & Middle School Cheer Programs (MCES)

Has your elementary or middle school aged child expressed interest in cheerleading? MCES offers a recreational cheer programs for grades K-5 and 6-9. Both leagues focus on development and having fun. Both are offered through Minnetonka Community Education (MCES). For more information on either of these programs call 952-401-6800.

Team site

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Head Coach:
André Brewer

Assistant Coaches:
Marcy Adams, Dan Weaver & Savannah Herbert 

Sparklers Head Coach:
Marcy Adams


The MHS Cheer Booster Club helps in promoting and supporting the MHS Cheer Program.

MHS Cheer Booster Club