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Super Bowl Bound Buccaneers Defeat Packers 31-26

Gabryelle, Anastasia, Abby and Talyn

Ariana and Chloe

NFL Championship Weekend, Cheer Squads Left Standing

Buccaneers at Packers and Bills at Chiefs.

NFL Playoffs Photo Of The Day

NFL Playoffs Photo Of The Day

Corinne

Buccaneers Will Travel To Washington For Playoffs

Game Three of the NFL Playoffs on Saturday will be Tampa Bay at Washington.

Here’s some photos of the Buccaneers Cheerleaders from week 17:

Congrats out to Talyn for being honored as Cheerleader of the Year

Talyn

Talyn

The Bucs Cheer page link is HERE

Buccaneers Use Second-Half Surge To Disappoint Falcons

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers played two very different halves of football this week. They were behind by a score of 17 zip to the Falcons at the intermission. They reorganized, eat their spinach, and out scored the Dirty Birds 31-10 in the game’s final 30 minutes. Very resilient team that seems to be able to overcome many slow starts this year. This comeback win keeps the playoffs in reach.

Next up for the Bucs are the Lions in Detroit before their final at home rematch against Atlanta.

EMMA

Corinne

 

‘Tis The Season For The Buccaneers Cheerleaders

Listening to holiday song lyrics like “don we now our gay apparel” apparently inspired the Buccaneers Cheerleaders to break out their festive Holiday Sweaters the other night at field rehearsal.  Congrats ladies and gents on a great idea! Cute!

 

The entire album (by Tori Richman of the Bucs) is HERE

 

Buccaneer Cheerleaders Social Distance Performing At Games–Staying Safe.

Despite recent losses the Bucs are still very much in the NFL playoffs scenario.  Toughest part of schedule is over. Bye week this Sunday.

The Buccaneers Cheerleaders have added to their photo albums HERE. Click on images to expand:

Line Captain Stephanie up front

Emma

KaylaT up front

Line Captain Talyn

I believe this is Lindsey

Corinne

 

 

Cheer Photo Of The Day

Saints Beat Back The Buccaneers On Sunday Night

The New Orleans Saints gave the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a shellacking on Sunday Night Football, 38 to 3. Let’s skip over the details as the Buc’s turn the page on this debacle and we will proceed to highlight the Cheers in their Salute To Service outfits. Enjoy:

Elizabeth

Talyn

Stephanie

Lindsey

Kirstie

Kimiah

KaylaT

Kayla A.

Justin

JoJo

Gabryelle

Erin

Emily

Chloe

Ariana

Anastasia

Abby

 

More of these photos are on the Buccaneer website HERE

NFL Annual Salute To Service Games

This Sunday, November 8, the Buccaneers and Jaguars will continue an annual tradition to honor our nation’s service members, who have sacrificed and served our country, when they host their individual home games.
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The Buccaneers will host the Saints on Sunday Night and Jaguars will entertain the Texans in an afternoon game in Jacksonville.
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Here’s some of my prior year(s) photos of the Cheers honoring our nation’s service members, veterans and their families. God Bless.

Cori, Bucs

Crystale, Bucs

Kayla, Bucs

Rebecca, Bucs

Stephanie, Bucs

Alyvia, Jaguars

Whitney, Jaguars

Buccaneers

Jaguars

Allison, Jaguars

Jaguars

Jaguars

Emily, Bucs

Elizabeth, Bucs

Anna, KaylaT, KaylaA–Bucs

Eden, Jaguars

Sandy, Jaguars

The ROAR of the Jaguars

Rachel, Jaguars

Flickr album of 2020 is HERE

 

Buccaneers Win Big In Las Vegas

The photos of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders tells the story:

Chloe

Cheerleader Photos From The Buccaneers Victory Over The Packers

The Buccaneers beat up on the Packers last Sunday 38-10.

A nice Cheer album is posted on the Bucs website: HERE

Below are some sample images of the ladies, enjoy.

Stephanie, line captain

Corinne

Justine

Morgan

Kayla A.

Kirstie

Ariana

Gabryelle

 

Emily

Buccaneers Cheerleader’s Practice Session For Packers Game

Below is a sample of a nice album the Buccaneers have posted on their website. The smiles may be hidden but check out those Mask Eyes!!

Link to albums is HERE.

Kayla T.

Talyn

Kayla A.

Jessica

Erin

Anastasia

Kayla T.

Kayla T.

 

Tampa Bay’s Anastasia, Lightning Girl To Buccaneer Cheerleader

Reprinted from the Daily Hampshire Gazette:

Anastasia “Anna” Lusnia grew up in Easthampton, Massachusetts rooting for the New England Patriots.

As a youth, she watched two of her favorite players, quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski, lead the Patriots to multiple Super Bowls. Unfortunately, she never got to attend a game. Her sister had that opportunity.

But everything has worked out.

After graduating from Easthampton High in 2015, Lusnia moved to Tampa, Florida. In the five years she has lived in the Sunshine State, she graduated from college, became a full-time nurse and cheered for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Lusnia left the Lightning after the 2018-2019 season for a shot with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. She landed the job, and now finds herself cheering for Brady and Gronk from the sidelines.

“It’s wild,” she said. “I never would have imagined I would be cheering in Tampa and they would be here with me. … It’s pretty surreal.”

A friend cheered for the Lightning, which was how Lusnia got involved with the NHL franchise that recently won the Stanley Cup.

A dancer her whole life, she thought cheering for the Lightning would be a fun way to continue performing. It turned out to be more than just that.

“I think representing an organization so large as the Tampa Bay Lightning provided so many experiences that I never knew existed,” she said. “Just meeting the fans, the season-ticket holder members; I even got to link up with a surgeon who was a season-ticket holder member and I’m a nurse so I got to shadow him; do all sorts of things I never would have imagined I could do by being a cheerleader for the Lightning.”

Lusnia, 23, pursued the opportunity with the Bucs earlier this year.

“After my experience (with the Lightning) I kind of thought maybe I’ll take it to the NFL,” she said. “To me that’s the ultimate in terms of the professional cheer world.”

The COVID-19 pandemic made tryouts interesting. Lusnia started training in February in both a gym and dance studio, then auditioned virtually in early May. Over the course of a couple weeks she had Zoom meetings and sent more videos.

Prior to the audition the Bucs landed two of the most prominent Patriots. Brady signed in March and Gronkowski was traded to Tampa Bay in April. By mid-May, Lusnia received a phone call that only added to the excitement.

“I was in full scrubs, not expecting it all,” she said of the phone call. “It was a video call and they recorded my reaction, which I did not know at the time. They caught me off guard, but it was an amazing day for sure.”

As an intensive care nurse at Tampa General Hospital, Lusnia is well aware of the pandemic and the issues the coronavirus can cause. Prior the start of the NFL season, there was a lot of uncertainty as to whether she would cheer or not.

“It’s been a roller coaster of a ride,” she said. “We’ve been just kind of living day by day. We never really knew if we were going to be able to cheer or if there were ever going to be fans. We’ve been practicing and training since June with the goal and hope that we will cheer, and dance and perform at some point in the season, whether it was the first game or midway through (the season). We’ve certainly been living on the edge. Just have to be super fluid with everything going on.”

Cheering has been an outlet from her full-time job.

“Dance has always been a No. 1 passion for me and it’s certainly a lot different than my work in the hospital, even just the physical exercise,” she said. “I’ve always loved to work for something and the drive and the determination to get to where I want to be physically and performance wise. It’s definitely a great outlet.”

Lusnia has a deep background in dance. She trained for 15 years at the Hackworth School of Performing Arts in Easthampton, as well as the Massachusetts Academy of Ballet in Holyoke.

She has also been involved with the Miss America Organization, holding the titles of Miss Pioneer Valley, Miss Baystate and Miss Kissimmee in Florida. She competed in Miss Massachusetts pageants in 2015 and 2016, as well as the Miss Florida pageant in 2017.

She moved to Tampa to attend the University of South Florida.

“That’s one of the things when discovering this whole professional cheerleading world is you can have a full-time job and cheer for a professional sports team,” Lusnia said. “Both with the Lightning and Buccaneers we don’t travel to away games so that’s my saving grace. I don’t think I could do both, nursing and cheering if we did. It’s an amazing way to continue (dancing). I never really imagined after college I could still be dancing at this level so intensely and frequently.”

Lusnia’s first NFL game was Sunday when the Bucs hosted the Los Angeles Chargers. Brady threw for five touchdowns as the Bucs rallied for a 38-31 win.

“It was an incredible experience,” she said. “I think the adrenalin of the pregame, watching the players warm up, being right outside that home tunnel, our locker room is kind of right behind it; taking it all in was just incredible.”

A bonus that comes with cheering for the Bucs this year is that no matter what happens with Tampa Bay, the Super Bowl will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. So whether Brady, Gronk and the Bucs are playing in the game or not, Lusnia will be participating.

“We will be at a ton of events in Tampa for the Super Bowl, regardless if we are in it,” she said. “I am very, very excited for really any outcome because it’s here in our city at our stadium. We’ll get to be a part of it.”

Writer Mike Moran can be reached at mmoran@gazettenet.com. Follow on Twitter @mikemoranDHG.

 

Anastasia

Anastasia

Anastasia

Anastasia and Lightning teammates Kaley Alyssa and Morgan