History


 

554820_434889939863035_418938586_n“You couldn’t turn down talent like that,the chance of finding twins that are twirlers are a million to one, so I named them the ‘Silver Twins’ and put them on the field.”

– Al G. Wright, Director of Purdue Bands, 1954-1981

This dazzling duo adds a splash of silver to the team. Traditionally twins or look-a-likes in this feature position, they twirl in precise coordination with one another.

In the 1960’s twirling twins Karon and Sharon Roeske attended Purdue. Al G. Wright, who was director of bands at the time said, “The chance of finding twins that are twirlers in a million to one, so I named them the ‘Silver Twins’ and put them on the field.”

 


Twins of Past


 

Karen & Sharon Roeske, 1960-1963
Lana Barminski & Susan Ragsdale, 1963-1964
Janice & Jean Kelley, 1964
Jane & Judith Sorensen, 1964-1966
All American Twins ~ Janet Carlson & Karen Drotleff, 1966-1967
Janet & Joyce Carlson, 1967-1971
Cheryl & Sharon Fenzau, 1970-1973
Candi & Randi Brough, 1971-1975
All American Twins ~ Claudia & Stephanie Barnyard, 1973-1974
Susan Johnson & Cyndy Love, 1976-1979
Linda & Sharon McCaffrey, 1977-1979
Jane & Jean Gilbert, 1980-1984
Dawn Beck & Kimberly Crum, 1985-1986
Bibi & Lani Barnes, 1986-1990
Lisa & Renee Rhodes, 1990-1991
Robyn Beck & Dawn Vardaman, 1992-1993
Kelly Beyer & Ann Burman, 1993-1994
Erin Griffin & Alisha Stenger, 1995-1997
Erin Buescher & Wendy King, 1998-2000
Kim Benson & Krista Woodward, 2001-2002
Tracy Johnson & Julie Thompson, 2003-2004
Megan & Morgan VonDielingen, 2004-2007
Chellie & Sara Zou, 2008-2012
Jordan Foster & Alyssa Lyzen, 2012-2013
Alyssa Lyzen & Julianna Johnson, 2013-2016

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