Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders Auditions

AUDITION DATES & LOCATIONS

*Online Audition Application Deadline:
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Submit by 12:00pm
www.azcardinals.com/auditions
*$25.00 registration fee

*Optional Audition Prep Classes (Virtual):
May 27, June 3, June 10, June 17
6:30pm – 8:30pm
*$10.00 per class

Preliminary Auditions (Virtual):
Monday, June 21, 2021
Upload by 12:00pm

Semi Final Auditions (In-Person):
Sunday, June 27, 2021
9:00am
State Farm Stadium – 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, AZ 85305

Final Auditions (In-Person):
June 29, June 30, July 1
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Location TBA

All rounds of auditions & prep classes are closed to the public,this includes family and friends.  All times Arizona time (MST).  All dates and times are subject to change.

Cardinals Superfan Nominee Kristi Brown to be Inducted in Hall of Fame

In partnership with the Ford Hall of Fans, Arizona Cardinals superfan Kristi Brown will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame after winning the contest Friday.

From SI.com.
by Mason Kern

After submitting her fan video to the Ford Hall of Fans competition “on a whim,” Arizona Cardinals diehard Kristi Brown was chosen as a finalist from a pool of around 27,000 entrants.

But her journey did not end there.

The former Cardinals cheerleader was the only woman included in the top 6 and then advanced to the top 3. Included within that stretch was a surprise visit from former Cardinals defensive back and Pro Football Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams, who nominated her for the competition.

“Having an opportunity to come there and meet and let her know she’s been selected, it was fantastic knocking on her door and no one should beat Kristi,” Williams told AllCardinals. “When you were a former cheerleader, and you’re doing the things that you do in the community — (being) one of the healthcare professionals during this COVID(-19) — I certainly nominate her. And it was an amazing time going to her home and letting her know that.”

As a result of her inclusion in the final three, which also featured Las Vegas Raiders fan Wayne Mabry and Cleveland Browns fan Ray Prisby, Brown will be in attendance at Super Bowl LV Sunday in Tampa, Florida, between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Friday, the Ford Hall of Fans winner was named. Brown, Mabry and Prisby each will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in partnership with the Ford Hall of Fans as a member of the Class of 2021. Brown received the news from Pro Football Hall of Fame president David Baker, himself.

They will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during 2021 Enshrinement Weekend in Canton, Ohio.

“To be chosen as the representative for Arizona, I just feel so honored and I feel so grateful,” Brown told AllCardinals. I’m so thankful for the Red Sea that has continued to support this.”

It is an especially impressive feat considering no Cardinals fan had made it to this point in the competition in its three-year history. Add in the fact that Brown was going up against fans from historic bases such as the Raiders and Browns and the odds were stacked against her.

In the end, the Ford Hall of Fans inducted their seventh, eighth and ninth members to a hall that is expected to continue to grow and promote the relationship between the game and its fans.

“Anytime you have an opportunity where the fans get an opportunity to be celebrated, that’s what excites me,” Williams said. “And to have an Arizona Cardinals fan, a former cheerleader, be in the top three representing the Arizona Cardinals, I couldn’t be more pleased.”

Health Heroes: Cardinals Cheerleaders Fight Coronavirus On Front Lines

Editors note: some good news regarding two cheerleaders who are having a positive impact on the community as we undergo this unprecedented time in our country.  We thank Darren Urban and the Arizona Cardinals for bringing this to our attention.

Darren Urban
azcardinals.com

Cardinals cheerleader Darby, a local nurse, works at her parking lot station this week as she helps screen incoming patients for the coronavirus.

As she watches cars drive up each day, Darby doesn’t know if the person inside will have a mild cough or no illness symptoms at all. She doesn’t know if the potential patient just broke a foot or is showing the serious signs of COVID-19.

But as a nurse, this is what she wanted to do. In another part of her life, Darby is a Cardinals cheerleader (per team policy, azcardinals.com won’t use her last name). But nursing is her profession, and as part of her hospital’s disaster response team for the coronavirus, she has spent the last week in the parking lot screening those that drive up, never knowing for sure exactly to what she has been exposed.

Her hospital has all the personal protective equipment it needs for now. She feels lucky in that regard. But the unknown is reality. Treating someone with no outward symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean anything.

“Right now, I don’t feel in danger, but I don’t really know what’s to come,” said Darby, who has been a nurse for six years and is heading into her fourth year with Cardinals Cheer. “Will supplies change in one week? Two weeks? Three weeks?

“I try to stay in the moment. As a healthcare worker, I think it’s important that we keep our calm. Every day it’s changing.”

Shasta has been a nurse for almost five years. She works with newborn babies and their mothers, in that day or two they are in the hospital for a birth. She isn’t necessarily dealing with COVID patients – “I have a crazy amount of respect for the people that are going in there every single day to do that,” she said – but as a nurse, the coronavirus inevitably was going to touch her life.

Shasta’s mother was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer three years ago. Shasta bought a house two years ago and both her mom and dad moved in. When COVID-19 arrived, the fear set in, and she saw no option other than moving out.

“I couldn’t stand the thought of potentially coming into contact with (the coronavirus), not knowing if I was positive and exposing her to that,” Shasta said. “That would be more catastrophic than anything.”

Cardinals cheerleaders Darby (left) and Shasta in their work clothes as local nurses.

Shasta, going into her third season as a Cardinals cheerleader, first moved in with a friend, who is also a nurse. That friend – who had only had the mildest of symptoms and tested only when she had trouble smelling and tasting – was soon after diagnosed with COVID-19.

Shasta had to stay home from work. She moved to a hotel for a week to quarantine while she waited for her own COVID test results. Those results came back negative, and she moved in with her brother and was able to return to work. (Her friend is doing well.)

“It’s been a little crazy,” Shasta said.

Darby, who has twice gone to Haiti to help provide free medical care in desperate areas, has a boyfriend who is a firefighter. She said he too has the proper equipment now, but with him as a first responder, they have had conversations about their heightened exposure to the virus.

The fall, with the potential of football and cheerleading, can seem so far away. In these circumstances, it can feel meaningless.

“There are a lot more important things than cheerleading and the NFL,” Shasta said. “But this whole (sports) industry gives people hope. If we do what we need to do to get everyone healthy, I keep thinking this will be something people can look forward to. People won’t take (that life) for granted.”

As for nursing, no matter how dangerous the profession has become, neither has regrets.

“I really have never been so proud to be a nurse,” Shasta said. “That doesn’t mean it’s not scary, to think of what the future holds.”

Darby, in a family full of healthcare workers, long thought about being a caregiver at the bedside, doing hands-on patient care. Given the world around her, the idea of being in a different line of work, “you wonder those things.”

“But I am the type of the person where I want to be responding to this,” Darby said. “I want, with my whole heart and soul, to help people.”

Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders Photos from Week 9

The Arizona Cardinals battled valiantly against the undefeated San Francisco 49ers on Thursday Night Football, eventually succumbing 28 – 15.  Jimmy Garrapolo threw for 317 yards and four touchdowns to lead the 49ers, who had to withstand a furious 11 point comeback attempt in the fourth quarter by the Cardinals.  But the 49ers prevailed to remain the only 8-0 team in the NFL.

Moving on, let’s take a gander at the most recent Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders images.  Click here to view the Cardinals 77 image gallery from last Thursday night.

Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders Photos from Week 6

Things may be looking up for the Arizona Cardinals as they won their second consecutive game, albeit against another struggling team in the Atlanta Falcons.  Any win is a good win and the Cardinals seems to have a real difference maker at quarterback in Kyler Murray.

Let’s change the discussion to something near and dear to our hearts…the Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders, who were sporting some fancy black uniforms.  Click here to view the Cardinals gallery of images from last Sunday.

Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders Photos from Week 4

The education of Kyler Murray continued last week as the Arizona Cardinals hosted the Seattle Seahawks and I am certain that Murray came to realize that the sheer athleticism of professional football players is nothing like he played against in college at Oklahoma.  This was exemplified in one play where Jadeveon Clowney shed his block, leaped high in the air, intercepted Murray’s pass in one hand and raced down the sideline for the touchdown.  A truly amazing individual effort by Clowney, a defensive end.

Needless to say, it was a long day for the Cardinals as they showed their inexperience against the retooled Seahawks.  Final score, Seahawks – 27, Cardinals – 10.

On to better things, namely the Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders.  Click here to view the Cardinals large gallery of images from last Sunday.

Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders Photos from Week 3

The Arizona Cardinals hosted the Carolina Panthers in a game that featured two new quarterbacks and for NFL fans this game was one where you could get a glimpse into the future.  Both QBs played well, but unfortunately for the home team, Kyle Allen played a little better, leading the Panthers to victory.  Final score: Panthers – 38, Cardinals – 20.

And now, let us turn our attention to the lovely Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders.  Click here to view this week’s gallery of images.