Charger Girls Unveil 2014-15 Swimsuit Calendar

Ricky Henne, Managing Editor
Chargers.com
September 4, 2014

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The hottest dance team in the NFL debuted their calendar Wednesday night.

For the Charger Girls, nothing beats cheering on the Bolts from the sidelines of Qualcomm Stadium each and every home game.

However, their annual swimsuit calendar is an awfully close second.

“This is definitely second to game day, and at this moment right now it may even be first,” said Natalie, a team captain and longest tenured member of the squad. “It’s just a different experience when they unveil the photos because you don’t know what to expect. You were there and wore the outfits but you don’t know what it looks like until tonight. So this is a really nice surprise for all of us and it came out great.”

The Charger Girls honored San Diego by shooting against the backdrop of the iconic Hotel Del Coronado. Team photographer Mike Nowak has shot the calendar since 1999, and this year’s ranks among the most proud finished products of his tenure.

“We went back to the beach this year, but we had the opportunity to shoot at the Hotel Del,” he said. “You can’t beat that because it’s iconic San Diego with the hottest dance team in the NFL! The girls are amazing to work with. They’re all professional women, amazing dancers and are very easy to work with. They make every day fun to go shoot on location, and the calendar came out great.”

Overall, Charger Girls Director Lisa Simmons is particularly proud of the 2014-15 calendar because of this iconic tie to America’s Finest City.

“This year’s calendar is extremely special because it represents San Diego in a way we’ve never been able to capture it,” she said. “Shooting at the iconic Hotel Del Coronado, we were able to get the beautiful surrounding beaches and the unique parts of the hotel that truly represent San Diego and what a beautiful city it is.”

The shoot occurred over a four-day stretch earlier this summer, and the finished product was held tightly under wraps until Wednesday night at Moonshine Flats in the Gaslamp Quarter. With the entire team in attendance, Simmons unveiled each photo to loud cheers and a standing ovation. The girls also learned who would grace the cover, which was especially moving for veteran Tawnie who was selected to be on it for the first time.

“Seeing my photo on the cover, I just couldn’t believe it!” she said. “When they showed it my view was kind of blocked, but then all the girls starting shouting ‘Congratulations’ and then it kind of hit me. It’s an incredible honor to be on this team, so it’s incredible to even be on the cover.”
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The San Diego Chargers website has been updated with individual profiles for this year’s Charger Girls. Click here for more!


Rookie Charger Girl Brittney

Chargers and Cards Kick Up Their Heels In Preseason Finale

The Arizona Cardinals flew into town to play the Chargers in the preseason finale, a prelude to the season opening rematch in Phoenix next week. Their were high kicks a plenty all game long…unfortunately I’m not talking about the Charger Girls. When the final gun sounded, both teams combined to kick seven field goals in a predictably dull game. Without the starters playing for either team, that was the best that could be expected.

Final Score: San Diego Field Goalers – 12, Arizona Field Goalers – 9.

At least the Charger Girls were in mid season form.

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I have said this pretty much every year that I have written for this blog and I will say it again…the only thing good about preseason games are the Charger Girls. It’s just, plain bad football and we get to drive out on a Thursday night and pay full price, we season ticket holders, to watch some football played by guys that won’t be on the team in 48 hours.

The only redeeming aspect is the Charger Girls.  This game was my first chance to see the girls in their regular game day uniforms and that was worth the price of admission.

Okay, enough of the annual diatribe against preseason football…let’s get on with our regular coverage of the Absolutely Fabulous San Diego Charger Girls. We begin with the Captains: Angela, Natalie, Katelyn and Clarisse.

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SI.com: NFL 2014 Preseason

NFL Preseason is here! Click here to check out Sports Illustrated’s first NFL cheerleader gallery of the season.

The Charger Girls’ Salute to the Military

It’s football season again!  Well…pre-season football and you know what that means.  The Dallas Cowboys drove down from their training camp in Oxnard to battle the Chargers’ second teamers in a titanic battle of the bench warmers.  On this night, the Chargers second team bested the Cowboys second team, 27 – 7.  At least the Cowboys found their back up QB of the future in Brandon Weedon, who was an efficient 13 of 17 for 107 yards and a TD.

If the football was less than stellar, the Charger Girls were simply breathtaking in their military inspired uniforms, a tribute to the servicemen and servicewomen who have sacrificed so much for this country.

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San Diego is a military town, the Navy and Marine Corps in particular, and each year the Chargers honor them with their Salute to the Military night.  As you can tell, the main feature of this night is the Charger Girls wearing special military themed uniforms, which is a nice way to honor our men and women in uniform.

This game was our first look at the 2014 Charger Girls in action and this is a year of change for the squad with 14 rookies making up half the team.  But before we get to the newbies, let’s begin with 2014 Captains: Angela M., Natalie, Katelyn and Clarisse.

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Did I mention that there were a lot of rookies on this year’s team?  And one of them was our first Charger Girl of the Day for 2014…introducing Bridget J.

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Scenes from Charger Girls finals

The squad was chosen a month ago, and by now I bet the ladies have all bonded like they’ve known each other forever. Here are a few of my favorite shots from finals. Click here to view the rest of the gallery!


Yay! Alex made the team! I’ve known Alex since she was on the Clippers Spirit dance team back in 2007. Werq!


Angela G is a rookie on the team this year. I was shocked to see her at Chargers, since just a few months prior, she’d been selected to the new LA KISS Girls dance team. Unfortunately, Angela had to drop off of the team when they changed their rehearsal schedule to weekday mornings. It’s great to see that she’ll be able to keep dancing.


This year’s Pro Bowl Cheerleader Anjelica is back for season #4!

I met Bridget (in yellow) and Brittney (above) at prelims and liked them both very much. I was super jazzed that they both made the team. Brittney is an alum of the (now defunct) Dallas Vigilantes dance team.


Delani is also a rookie Charger Girl this year.


Diana wasn’t chosen for the team, but her abs are SICK.


Denise, another rookie. Two words: Shoe In.


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Tinaiya (in black and white) and Lindsay (above) are back for their first year as veterans. With kicks like that, nobody is shocked they both made it back.


Natalie made it back for her 6th year on the team. Woot!

Our Favorite Photos – Charger Girl Jennifer O.

This month is our Tenth Anniversary and to celebrate we’re posting some of our all-time favorite photos.

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San Diego Charger Girl Jennifer O. in 2008.

I’ve been a Chargers season ticket holder since 1999 and I have seen Charger Girls come and go.  There have been many memorable Charger Girls over the years and one of them that comes to mind is named Jennifer O., perhaps the most photogenic Charger Girl ever.  She oozed sensuality and for a NFL cheerleader, that makes for quite an interesting photograph.

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Congratulations 2014 San Diego Charger Girls!

This year’s team, which was announced last night, is evenly split between veterans and rookies, and includes two Angelas, two Angelicas/Anjelicas, two Bridgets, and a set of twins. Click here for photos from finals, and click here for video!

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Charger Girl Finals Tonight

Charger Girl Final Auditions take place in downtown San Diego tonight. But before that, check out the photo gallery and video on Chargers.com.

Our Favorite Photos – Charger Girl Jacquelyn

This month is our Tenth Anniversary and to celebrate we’re posting some of our all-time favorite photos.

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San Diego Charger Girl Jacquelyn in 2009.

2009 was a good year…with respect to the Charger Girls.  They had a great looking squad that year and several of my all time favorite Charger Girls were on that team.  It really was a most photogenic squad and one of the most photogenic was a former USC Song Girl named Jacquelyn, who gave me this memorable image.  I just love her wind swept hair as she spins around to face the crowd…one of my favorite photos.

David Tyau, National Correspondent