2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders

Individual uniform photos and cheerleader profiles have been added to the Bucs’ website. Click here to learn more about this year’s squad!

SI.com: NFL Cheerleaders, Week 1

Click here to check out the latest gallery from Sports illustrated!

2014-15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders

Click here for individual photos of the members of this year’s squad. Congratulations ladies!

Lauren, Emily, and Megan

Photo of the Day – May 9

New Manager Tara Battiato with returning cheerleaders Cori, Sam and Christina at Bucs Draft Party.

Scenes from 2014 Bucs Cheerleader auditions

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Our Favorite Photos – Tampa “RainDears”

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This photo is from the 2008 season. The sky opened up in a blinding storm right at quarter end. Most fans abandoned their seats, and it appeared to be just me and the cheerleaders left out in the rain. My philosophy has always been, if they stay and dance in the elements I’m staying to photograph. Not a bad shot for my simple point & shoot camera of those days. Captured four of my all-time favorites. Barbara-Rachel-Milly-Tiffany.

Our Favorite Photos – Bucs Cheerleader Tiffany and Her Million Dollar Smile

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

Tiffany at the 2008 P-R-O Convention

No one ever had bigger and more dazzling smile than Tiffany.

All In The Family For Tampa Cheerleaders

It’s all in the family for these attractive Tampa cheerleaders. Karen Bittinger of the Buccaneers and her younger sister Alyssa, a first year Hockey Lightning Girl, are both energizing the Tampa Bay fans into rooting for their respective teams.

Karen has been dancing on the Buc’s sideline for the last 3 years and prior to that was skating and performing as a Lightning Girl over 4 seasons and also did a stint as a member of the Rays cheer squad at Tropicana Field. A line co-captain the last two years, Karen narrated the Buccaneer’s nutritional and fitness education presentations on the team’s web site. Karen is a certified fitness professional who teaches group BodyAttack, a high intensity cross fit cardio exercise program. She proudly admits to being a passionate gym rat so look her up if you’re ready to tackle your overdue new year resolution to get into shape.

Sweet baby sister Alyssa also exhibits great athleticism as she won Summit, held at Disney World, the largest national (maybe world?) cheerleading competition. Alyssa maintains a very busy schedule between cheering, coaching, work and college classes. Along with Karen, Alyssa enjoys training and mentoring youth for the nationally acclaimed Florida Top Dog All Stars (cheer performers). Alyssa is getting to experience the added excitement of NHL Playoffs this year and Karen will be cheering on the cheerleaders.

These two women are intense and competitive so of course I had to ask some tough questions–who’s abs are tighter, who’s prettier? They both got one vote each. Haha. Two classy, talented young ladies–they represent Tampa Bay well. Their photogenic features make my job easy.

Karen & Alyssa representing their teams at Tampa’s Gasparilla Parade

Karen & Alyssa coaching at cheerleader tournament

Karen at last year’s draft day party

Thank goodness Karen doesn’t know when to come out of the rain

Karen during 2013 season

Alyssa at opening game of playoffs

Alyssa pregame on the Thunder Plaza

Alyssa with teammate Isabella

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Actress Brooke Newton Filming At Florida’s Weeki Wachee Springs

Wow, was I asleep at the switch. Last week ex Buc’s cheerleader Brooke Newton was 10 miles up the road filming mermaid scenes as the lead actress in her latest project: Winding Waters, a short film. I go all over Florida photographing professional cheerleaders and I missed Ms. Brooke in my own backyard. Here’s a couple photos
of Brooke.

Brooke and her best cheer buddy Stacy (Westbrook) Whitehead, circa 2005

Stacy and Brooke on Winding Waters set.

Brooke appearing at Daytime Emmy Awards

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Our Favorite Photos – Kicking up Her Heels

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

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleader Emily

This photo is from the 2012 Eagles game where the Buccaneers celebrated the 10th anniversary of their Super Bowl Victory. Many alumni players and cheerleaders were in attendance. Usually, I like to zoom in for a closeup of the face and Emily helped me get the boot included also. Fun day except for the 2 point loss. Oh well.

Buccaneers Cheerleaders Announce Auditions and Prep Class Dates; Name New Cheerleader Manager

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders are in search of dynamic candidates to join one of the NFL’s most elite cheerleading squads. This season, the Buccaneers Cheerleaders will select between 28 and 34 members for the team, which entertains fans at all Buccaneers home games and makes frequent appearances at community events and corporate functions. The cheerleaders may also have the opportunity to travel around the country, and beyond, as ambassadors of the Buccaneers.

The Buccaneers will host prep classes on upcoming Tuesday and Thursday evenings at The Corral, located at the University of South Florida Sun Dome (4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33620). The classes are non-mandatory sessions that will focus on dance technique, flexibility, performance skills and choreography. Class participation is on a first-come, first-served basis, and participants may attend as many of the classes as possible. There is a $25 fee for each class. Classes will take place from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on the following dates: April 1, April 3, April 8, April 10, April 15, and April 17.

Cheerleader candidates also have the opportunity to attend a pre-audition workshop that will be held on April 13 from 9:00 a.m. – noon at The Corral at the University of South Florida Sun Dome. This workshop will cover all of the “need-to-know” tips for auditions, such as recommended attire, dance technique, interview protocol and headshot assistance. The workshop will also include a question and answer session with the Buccaneers’ Cheerleading Manager and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders. The cost of the pre-audition workshop is $40.

Open call auditions will be held on Sunday, April 27 at The Corral at the University of South Florida Sun Dome. Doors will open for registration at 9:00 a.m., with auditions beginning at 10:00 a.m. There is a $15 registration fee to audition, with all registration taking place on the day of auditions. Applicants must be 18 years of age by July 15, 2014 and must have a high school diploma or GED.

For more information on prep classes, the pre-audition workshop, or a complete list of audition requirements, visit www.buccaneers.com or call 813.870.2700, ext. 2526.

Who: Candidates who will be 18 years or older by July 15, 2014, with all levels of dance/cheer experience are encouraged to audition. All candidates must have a high school diploma or a G.E.D. by July 15, 2014.

Where: All classes from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
USF Sun Dome, The Corral, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33620
Enter through LOT D
Tuesday, April 1 Tuesday, April 10
Thursday, April 3 Tuesday, April 15
Tuesday, April 8 Tuesday, April 17

Sunday, April 13
9:00 a.m. – noon
USF Sun Dome, The Corral, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33620
Enter through LOT D

Sunday, April 27
9:00 a.m. – Registration
10:00 a.m. – Auditions begin
USF Sun Dome, The Corral, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33620
Enter through LOT D

Tara Battiato is joining the Bucs as the Cheerleader Manager. Tara has been a member of the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders for the past five seasons and team captain for 4 years. She has represented the Denver Broncos on eight military tours in 13 different countries, the 2013 Pro Bowl in Hawaii, and most recently, at Super Bowl XLVIII. Tara graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelors of Science in Communications. Her collegiate student-athlete career included being a member of the seven-time National Champion Mane Line Dancers.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Showcase New Uniforms

The Bucs opened Raymond James Stadium the other night to their season ticket holders to introduce and showcase the new Nike uniforms. Glitz and strobe lights were the props of the night as a playful session of questions were presented to the returning and newly signed players. The Unis are nice but in my (ever consistent) opinion, the TBBC’s opening performance stole the thunder.

Difficult lightning conditions for photographing but I did manage to click off a few shots. Enjoy.

Tricia, Kari & Megan





New Uniform

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Winter Break–Tampa Bay Buccaneer Cheerleaders

Special off-season posting. The Bucs 2013 season was disappointing to everyone but the high point of the year had to be during the three game winning streak in November. Six days after fending off the Dolphins on Monday Night Football, the Buccaneers defeated their rivals, the birds of Atlanta, at Raymond James Stadium.

We added a supplemental album to our coverage of that game. Enjoy.

Taylor – 3rd year (finally captured her beautiful blue eyes!).

Tricia – 2nd year

Antasia – 2nd year

Ingrid –  rookie

Julia  – rookie

Christina –  rookie

Karen was a 4 year Lightning Girl and now completed her third TBBC season

Kendell  – 2013 Line Captain

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Photo of the Day – February 24

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleader Rebecca in her first regular season game–9/11/11