Hey Colts Fans! How exciting was that big win on Sunday?! My name is Jessica and I’m ecstatic to be your Cheerleader of the Week.
This is my first year as a Colts Cheerleader and it has already been an amazing ride! I dreamed for years that the day would come and I would be a part of this wonderful organization. With just 3 home games left I cannot believe how quickly this season has gone by, but I have loved every second of it! As a graduate from the University of Louisville, I am ecstatic to be adding a little Colts blue to my Louisville family and friends’ wardrobes back home. I was a member of the 13-time National Champion Louisville Ladybird for four years, this is where my love for performing in front of thousands of fans flourished! Colts Nation has welcomed with me open arms and I now call Indy, home!
I would like to say a huge thank you to my parents for their love and support! I owe it all to you, Mom and Dad! This year my entire family and all my friends have shown exactly why they are so close to my heart. I also want to thank my SRS (my Senior Ladybird class), for driving hours to cheer me on at auditions, coming to games, and for supporting me in everything I do! Last, but certainly not least I want to thank my Cheer sisters who push me to be better every single day. This season has been so memorable because of you! I am so blessed with an amazing support system in Louisville and Indianapolis that is continuously growing! It’s safe to say that my rookie year will be one for the books!
In addition to being a real estate student, you recently purchased a historic home built in 1850. What made you interested in real estate?
My love for homes started when I was just a little girl. My mom and I would go on road trips to visit family and I would always have my notepad and colored pencils right by my side. I still to this day love driving around in new cities looking at homes. I’ve been told that the Midtown Holiday Home Tour is a must see, so I’ve recently added it to my list of things to see in Indy!
The Colts played the Denver Broncos this past Sunday. What do you love most about cheering for such big games?
Wow, where do I even start… BEST DAY EVER! Not only was it a huge WIN against the Broncos, but we honored our Military service men and women on Sunday. Both of my parents retired from the Army with over 20 years of service to our country! I will never pass up a moment to say “thank you” to anyone who has served this amazing country!
There were two moments that took my breath away. First, during the National Anthem when Challenger took flight. The feeling that overcame my body was indescribable, I was smiling ear to ear and just loved hearing the crowd’s reaction! Second, once the game was over and we circled up as a team. We pray when we win and we pray when we lose. (Even though a win feels much better) It’s a time that we come together as cheer sisters and reflect on what happened during the game. We are so grateful for what we have been given and not only are we proud of our boys in blue but all the women and men who have and are currently serving our country!
Being a Colts Cheer rookie, your hardest adjustment had to be…
The hardest adjustment for me has been moving cities. I have lived in Louisville my whole life and never thought I would move away, but starting in March I was making the drive to Indy once and sometimes twice a week. I was hoping and praying that come April I would be a Colts Cheerleader and then officially became an Indianapolis resident on July 1st! Here we are already into November and Indy is where I now call home.
You are born, raised and were commuting from Louisville, KY. What is your favorite thing to do back home?
My absolute favorite thing to do when I go back home is cheer on my Cards at Papa John’s Stadium! Louisville Football is here my love for the game began and will always hold a special place in my heart. Go Cards!
How do you plan on spending the bye-week?
I actually have a busy week ahead of me. I am fortunate enough to spend a few days in Louisville! I am so excited to spend Veterans Day with my Momma! Every year we attend an Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon. Also, I am finally going to my first Louisville Football game of the season! Two amazing events that I have been looking forward to for weeks. My days in between will spent resting and practicing for our next home game against the Buccaneers! See you in a few weeks Lucas Oil!
A dreary loss on a dreary Sunday in Tampa. Giants 32-18 over the Bucs.
The TBBC dressed in appreciation for our U.S. Military Personnel. The theme of the day at Ray Jay was in concert with the NFL Salute To Service initiative. The four individual line groups of cheerleaders honored the Marines, Army, Navy and Air Force with their military green and black uniforms.
Enjoy the photos and tune in next week as Dallas will visit Tampa this Sunday–it’s always fun to beat up on the Cow Pokes.
[Bucs Cheerleaders Gallery]
[Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders]
A Nets Dancer
Da Chicago Bears came to town and brought some fall like weather with them for another titanic Monday Night Football clash. With this game, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler renewed a long standing rivalry with Charger quarterback Philip Rivers, a rivalry that goes back to 2006 when Cutler played for the Denver Broncos. Those games were marked by competitive play and a noticeable amount of animus between the two signal callers. And this game was no different. The Chargers took an early 13 point lead, but Da Bears countered with a one yard Jay Cutler touchdown pass to tight end Martellus Bennett to narrow the score. The teams traded scoring opportunities until the fourth quarter when Da Bears scored the go ahead touchdown on a circus catch from Cutler to Zach Miller with 3.19 to go, dashing the hopes of the Chargers.
Final Score: Da Bears – 22, Da Chargers – 19
With the loss, the San Diego Chargers drop to 2-7 on the year, further depressing the enthusiasm of those local fans who have yet to give up on the team. You may recall that the San Diego Chargers have announced their intention to move the franchise to Los Angeles and that intent has been an albatross on the team, leading to a decrease in Charger fan attendance. And Monday was no exception. It almost seemed like a Bears home game with all those fans wearing orange and blue.
But alas, it was not a Bears home game. It was in fact, a Chargers home game. And how could you tell…Da Bears don’t have cheerleaders and Da Chargers do!
It was the annual Salute to Service game and the Charger Girls donned special military themed uniforms to honor our servicemen and servicewomen. Hmmmm. I wonder if the Department of Defense paid the Charger Girls to wear these special uniforms. Well done if they did!
Enough chit chat. Let’s begin this week’s coverage by recognizing the Captains: Kayla, Tina, Tawnie, and Katelyn.
This week’s Charger Girl of the Day is a second year veteran and native San Diegan…introducing Elizabeth.
Continue reading 2015 NFL Regular Season Week 9 – Da Bears vs. The Chargers: A Renewal of an Old Rivalry
Some great photos at Vikings.com of the MVC’s Salute to Service on Sunday:
[Vikings Cheerleaders Salute to Service Gallery]
The 2015-16 Baltimore Blast Cheerleaders made their season debut Saturday night at Royal Farms Arena. The 20 member squad of 11 veterans and 9 rookies dazzled the crowd in their new red uniforms by The Line Up. The Blast defeated visiting Chicago 7-4 and a great night was had by all. Enjoy the photos!
[Blast Cheerleader Gallery]
A New Orleans Voodoo Doll
Last Friday, November the 6th marked the last Toronto Argonauts game at Rogers Centre (formerly Skydome). The team moves to BMO Field next year and hopefully the Argos Cheerleaders will be there as well. Toronto won 21 to 11 over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Kelly and Kimiye
Kylee and Meaghan
Leanne and Nevin
Sydney and Paula
They say the third time’s the charm, and that certainly proved to be true for rookie Patriots cheerleader Jessica in her quest for pageant glory. After competing in two previous pageants in the region, she was crowned Miss New Hampshire USA on Nov. 1 and is now set to represent the Granite State in the national Miss USA pageant next summer.
“I am so excited,” she said of her new job. “Once I was called for top five, I just had this feeling that it was going to be me. I set myself up for success. I did everything I possibly could to win this pageant and it was in God’s hands at that point.”
Jessica spent months preparing, working with a coach, getting in shape and being sure to eat right. Her dedication and determination came up in the Q&A round, when she was asked about the sacrifices she made to be part of the pageant.
“You go through such a personal journey when you’re preparing to compete in a pageant,” she said, recalling her answer. “I’ve learned a lot about myself, my values, what I believe in and things I’m interested in, so it’s more of a learning process. I wouldn’t really say I’ve sacrificed much, maybe just a couple chocolate chip cookies here and there.”
Jessica said her answer got a chuckle from the crowd, which included fellow Patriots cheerleaders Allison, Amanda and Julia.
“I saw them in the audience and every time I looked at them it was comforting for me,” she said. “It was amazing to have them there.”
As it turns out, Jessica might have one of them by her side when she competes in Miss USA, too. Both Allison and Amanda will be vying for the Miss Massachusetts USA title, which means one of them could make it to the national competition. For Jessica, that would be the icing on the cake.
“It would almost be easier to take that journey with a friend,” she remarked. “I think it would be so much fun.”
For now, though, she is firmly focused on fulfilling her duties as Miss New Hampshire USA and training for the national competition.
“There’s no offseason – just like with the Patriots cheerleaders,” she said. “I am just so excited to get to Miss USA and hopefully take that home for New Hampshire.”
[Jessica at Patriots.com]
Stafanie of the Baltimore Blast Cheerleaders at Saturday’s Home Opener
The 2016 Miss Minnesota USA Pageant is the last weekend of the month and 2nd-year Viking Cheerleader Giana will be competing. We wish her the best of luck.
Giana on the far left
[Giana at Vikings.com]
Bridget Carlson has been hired by Bismarck State College to coach the Mystiques Dance Team. Carlson, a 2009 Crookston High School graduate and Minnesota State-Mankato graduate with a degree in Dance and Exercise Science, was a member of the 2014 Minnesota Timberwolves Dance Team and is employed with the Sanford Women’s Health Center.
BSC is reviving a past tradition with the dance team, which was started in the 1970s. The team will perform at BSC basketball games as well as local and regional competitions. Anyone interested in auditioning for the team can
Philadelphia Soulamates Angels and Danielle outside the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday Morning
After Open Call Auditions today, these ladies are headed to boot camp next week, then interviews on Saturday and the Finals at Parx Casino on the 1th. Good Luck!