Monday, March 15, 2021

2021 Fall Twirler Announcements - Stephen F. Austin State University

 Hello Texas Twirl Fans!

It is that exciting time of year where twirlers are auditioning for twirling spots for the Fall. This blog hopes to help spread the excitement by announcing the selections for the lovely twirlers we will see on the field very soon in Texas, or representing out of State. If you have an announcement for new twirler selections for 2021-2022, please email so that we can help spread the word! Also, don't forget to check out the 2021 Texas Collegiate Twirler Audition Guide to stay on top of upcoming audition deadlines. This link will be updated weekly with any new information!

Today's post announces the selection of the 2021-22 Stephen F Austin Feature Twirler & Twirl-O-Jacks!

SFA, located in Nacogdoches, TX, has a "timeless" reputation regarding baton twirlers thanks to their Twirl-O-Jack twirling line. The TOJ's are know for their "Grace...Poise...Style!" They perform at football games and many events representing their University.

The Lumberjacks are also proud to annually present their Feature Twirler who performs separate but  complimentary of the TOJs! Auditions for both the Feature Twirler position and the Twirl-O-Jacks were held the last weekend in February. 

For 2021-22 the SFA Community continue cheering on Lumberjack Feature Twirler, Julie Horchler! Julie, who is returning for her second season at the Feature, is from Whitehouse, TX, and is also a member of the Twirl-O-Jacks. Julie is so excited to continue her role this season and represent her 'Jacks. "Axe 'Em!"

The 2021-22 Twirl-O-Jack twirling line will be lead by Head Twirl-O-Jack, Codie Lovelady, and Assistant Head Twirl-O-Jack, Samantha Denby. These ladies will be joined by returning TOJs Michalla Byrd, Amanda Bruner, Sheridan Taylor, and MyKayla Nalls, and new TOJs, Jessica Bitner, Erica Bitner, Olivia Mtanous, Skyla Speer, Kayden Davis, Kylie Mashburn, Raina Jackson, Tayler Davis, and Verania Martinez. 

Congrats to Feature Twirler Julie, Head Twirl-O-Jack Codie, Asst. Head Twirl-O-Jack Samantha, and all the 2021-22 Twirl-O-Jacks. We know you all will continue the T-O-J tradition of exciting and original performances this coming Fall. Go Jacks!

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