West Virginia: The Why of Twirling

West Virginia: The Why of Twirling

Big Stories - Season 1, Episode 17

  • Feb 1, 2024 7:00 am
  • 11:10 mins

What is a twirler? It's someone who performs routines and tricks with a baton. The University of West Virginia has a proud tradition of competitive twirlers and even won a national competition in 2014. But these twirlers spend lots of time and money to be a Mountaineer feature twirler. So why do they keep twirling when they could focus more on academics? For these women, the benefits go beyond twirling. Guests: Alexis Kiesling - WVU Feature Twirler Kirsten Barincle - Former WVU Feature Twirling Coach, SMU Assistant Athletic Director for Development