The newest NFL cheerleader gallery on SportsIllustrated.com features dance teams from the Cowboys, Chiefs, Colts, Vikings, Texans, Bucs, and Falcons. Click here to go to the photo pages.
This just in: fifth year veteran Jeron will represent the KC3 at the 2010 Pro Bowl. Congrats, Jeron! Click here to read her profile on the Chiefs website.
NFL.com has new photos from Week 14 of the 2009-10 football season. With Christmas coming up next week, several NFL teams brought the santa’s helper outfits out of storage. I’ve never seen the Raiderettes dress for the holidays before. Sweet!
Click here to go there now.
Yesterday, I posted that the Rocky Mountain RockStarz had auditioned for America’s Best Dance Crew Season 5 and incorrectly identified the group as former Nuggets Dancers.
I’ve got the straight scoop today along with a pair of never-before-seen photos of the RockStarz.
Photo by Don Cudney
Founded by Kristin Engler Brooks in 2007, the Rocky Mountain RockStarz is an elite group of former professional cheerleaders and dancers with credentials including the Los Angeles Lakers, St. Louis Rams, Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards, Kansas City Chiefs and many other teams.
RockStarz is a performance group that maintains their remarkable dance style through exclusive performances. As professional dancers, RockStarz share their talent through youth dance clinics, seminars, performing and other community service. Community outreach is the RockStarz number one commitment.
The Rocky Mountain RockStarz are committed to helping various local and national charity organizations. Whether it is running a dance clinic, giving motivational speeches, encouraging fitness/healthy lifestyle, or performing, the RockStarz leave a lasting impression on those they work with.
The RockStarz are currently co-directed between Megan Savage, a highly accredited dancer/performer, and Kristin Engler Brooks (“KE”). Sarah Schachterle (“Shack”) is the official choreographer for the RockStarz. Shack is one of the leading choreographers in the industry and has been working with the RockStarz for the last three seasons.
Photo by Don Cudney
[Rocky Mountain RockStarz]
Cheerleader wins ESPN distinction
December 8, 2009
Mary Verbeck’s attraction to the Kansas City Chiefs cheerleading squad started with the dancing, the sequins and flashy outfits. But it’s not what has kept her there.
The 2002 St. Joseph Central High School graduate auditioned for the Chiefs squad during her senior year at Northwest Missouri State University.
She made the 2006 squad but had to give it up the following year to focus on graduate school. But she wasn’t away for long — she completed her master’s degree in physiology in less than two years and is back with the squad, now in her third season.
“It’s not all about your dance skills or looks,” she said, adding that they participate in more youth programs than dance routines. “You talk to hundreds and hundreds of people and invest in their lives and you have to really care.”
ESPN recently chose her as its NFL cheerleader of the week, a distinction that shocked the former Central pom pom girl.
“It’s just nice to see the cheerleaders recognized,” she said of ESPN’s weekly distinction. “I feel like we’re just now coming around to getting recognition.”
The cheerleader’s mission is to teach youth groups something called “Heart Habits” where it’s all about “how you think, look, act, and perform,” Ms. Verbeck said. “It all centers around having a positive attitude. Not being selfish.”
Ms. Verbeck started dancing at Darcee’s School of Dance in her early teens. Apart from her family, which help her get ready on game days, she gives much of the credit for her success to the owner, Darcee Pierce-Blanchard.
Ms. Pierce-Blanchard said Ms. Verbeck is extremely humble.
“She’s one of those people who is gorgeous and has no idea of how pretty and talented they are,” said Ms. Pierce-Blanchard, adding that she developed a more confident air when she made the Chief’s squad. “She tumbles and dances and has a stage presence, a charisma that is just enticing.”
NFL.com has posted a new collection of cheerleader photos for week #13. This week, they showcase cheerleaders from the Bills, Dolphins, Chiefs, Redskins, Jaguars, Colts, Panthers, Falcons, and the Bengals. The Ben-Gals, by the by, are the first team to bust out the snow bunny gear for the holidays. Click here to go to the gallery.
This week, the Sports Illustrated NFL cheerleader gallery features the Bucs, Chiefs, Patriots, and Ravens Cheerleaders. Click here to go there now.
This week NFL.com showcases cheerleaders from the Texans, Rams, Bucs, Chiefs, Patriots, Ravens, Raiders, Jaguars, Cowboys, Vikings, Panthers, and Broncos. (They also have a couple photos of the “Packers Cheerleaders,” but it’s just not the same thing.)
Where do we begin with this week’s NFL cheerleader gallery on SportsIllustrated.com? There was a lot going on last weekend. The Bucs and Pats Cheerleaders were in London. Back here in the States, there were all kinds of specialty performances for Halloween, Military Awareness Day, and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This week’s gallery includes teams from the Bengals, Chiefs, Dolphins, Buccaneers, Patriots, Texans, Rams, and Panthers (who debuted a new look on the field.) Click here to go there now.
It will be so weird next week, when everything is back to normal.
There are loads of new photos from week 7 on NFL.com. This week, they have the Rams, Raiders, Cowboys, Bucs, Jets, Texans, Chiefs, Dolphins, and Redskins Cheerleaders. It was a fun week, with special performances for Military Awareness Day, Halloween, and Breast Cancer Awareness month. Click here and have a look.
This week, the NFL cheerleader gallery on SportsIllustrated.com features the Titans, Bills, Panthers, Eagles, Ravens, Chiefs, and Rams. Click here to go there now!
The new collection of NFL cheerleader photos on SportsIllustrated.com features the Texans Cheerleaders, Broncos Cheerleaders, Patriots Cheerleaders, Saintsations, Redskins Cheerleaders, Dolphins Cheerleaders, Chiefs Cheerleaders, and the ROAR of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Click here to go there now.
The Chiefs have started posting photos from this season. So far, they’re in the regular photo section, not the special cheerleader photo section. You can see the first batch here.
While you’re at it, check out those new white uniforms. It looks like maybe they are working with the same company that did the Dolphins outfits. I guess fringe is the next big things in costume design!
Topps trading card company has released their 2009 NFL trading cards. This year, they’ve decided to include special edition cheerleader cards in the set. Each card shows an action photo of a Chiefs, Dolphins, Jaguars, or Ravens cheerleader on the field. I have no idea what method was used to select the teams and cheerleaders for the cards.
There are 15 cheerleader cards total. Each pack of 50 football cards includes one cheerleader card. In other words, you’d have to buy a lot of cards to get the complete set of cheerleaders. However, several sellers on amazon and ebay are selling just the cheerleader cards on their own. If you’re looking to collect the full set of cheerleader cards, or if you were a cheerleader on one of those teams last year and want to buy your own card, make sure you check those two sites.