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Sports and Recreation

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Pitt-Johnstown sports and recreational clubs offer the opportunity of athletic competition, non-varsity club and intramural sport activities to both men and women.  Regular practices, competitions, travel, service projects, and social outings are all generally included in the activity schedule of a club sport or intramural team.

Mountain Cat Maniacs
The purpose of the Maniacs is to support the athletic teams at all home events by creating one of the largest student sections in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.  When you join our team, we have giveaways at the home games. If you wear your Maniac shirt, you have a chance to win a prize at halftime!

Pitt-Johnstown Cheerleaders
Full-time students with ability to lead and create school spirit are encouraged to support Pitt-Johnstown’s athletic teams by becoming a cheerleader. They compete nationally against other competitive collegiate cheerleading squads at The National Association Competition in Daytona Beach, FL.  A competitive squad is chosen as well as a non-competitive squad. Members must maintain a minimum 2.0 QPA.  Any academic major will be accepted. Participation is open to female full-time undergraduate students. Meetings are held at Turners Gym.  Tryouts are held in early Spring.

Dance Ensemble
The purpose of the Pitt-Johnstown Dance Ensemble is to promote and further the appreciation of dance as an art form.  The group performs one dance production during the spring term.  Auditions are early in the fall semester.

Pitt-Johnstown Ice Hockey
The ice hockey team is a competitive member of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) and the College Hockey East (CHE).  The ice hockey team has won the CHE Championship in 2003 and in 2005; and also qualified for the ACHA National tournament held in Pittsburgh, PA (2005) and in Fort Myers, FL (2006).  The season begins in early September, with tryouts beginning the week after Labor Day, and finishes with the National Tournament held in March.  The ice hockey team holds 3 on-ice practices and 1 off-ice conditioning practice per week throughout the 30 game regular season.  The home games and practices are held at the Cambria County War Memorial.  Students must maintain a minimum QPA of 2.00 and be enrolled as full-time students to be on the active roster.  www.pittjohnstownhockey.com 

Karate Club
This club instructs students in the art of Tang Soo Do, the practices of Korean Karate. In addition to teaching the physical aspects of the art, the club helps students build self-confidence and inner strength.

Pitt-Johnstown Lacrosse Club
This Club was recently established in the Fall of 2006. All men at Pitt-Johnstown are encouraged to try this sport! This club is designed and conditioned to engage in the international sport of Lacrosse, which places a strong emphasis on sportsmanship and goodwill.

Outdoors Club
The Outdoors Club provides the student body with a continuous source of recreational activities, such as bicycling (road or mountain), hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, camping, rafting, kayaking (sea or whitewater), skiing (cross country or downhill), climbing, and skydiving.

Rugby Football Club
The Rugby Club is a non-varsity team sport. The club was organized as an athletic organization designed and conditioned to engage in the international sport of rugby and as a social organization promoting a healthy mental attitude, goodwill, and solid friendships.  Each year, the club sponsors a Blood Tournament with proceeds donated to the American Red Cross.

Pitt-Johnstown Ski Team
The college Ski Team promotes the sport of skiing, the ideals of amateurism in competitive ski events, good sportsmanship, justice, and fair play.


Pitt-Johnstown Ultimate Frisbee Club
This club promotes and educates interested students about the sport of Ultimate Frisbee.  Additional aims of the club include stimulating physical fitness through athletic activity, stressing sportsmanship through the spirit of the game, sponsoring social functions for students, interacting with other college Ultimate Frisbee Clubs, and participating in university activities.

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Last Reviewed: April 27, 2010