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Familiar Faces in New Places

This is more of a Sasha thing, but I’ve noticed a few ladies who switched teams earlier this year, and thought I’d give them a little acknowledgment.

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Philadelphia Wings Angel Kacey is now on the New York Jets Flight Crew

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Baltimore Blast Cheerleader Kate is now a Gotham City Cheerleader

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Miami Dolphins Cheerleader (and Miss Pennsylvania USA) LauRen is now a Charlotte Lady Cat

Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader Demi is now on a Minnesota Timberwolves Dancer

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Baltimore Blast Cheerleader Jonique is now a Washington Wizards Girl

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Philadelphia Soulmate Kristina is now a member of the Gotham City Cheerleaders Ref Squad

If you know someone else who switched teams, let us know.

2013-14 Charlotte Lady Cats

Watch video from the finals here.

See photos from the finals here.

Meet the new squad here.

2013 P-R-O Convention All Star: Charlotte Lady Cat Kristi

You know, professional cheerleaders have to be physically fit and it’s no secret.  It’s a part of the job.  They have to look good in the uniform.  And they all know it.  So I don’t feel too bad when I say that I think that the squad that was the most physically fit was the Charlotte Lady Cats.

For the past two years, Brandii McCoy’s Lady Cats have been clearly the most impressive in this aspect.  Top to bottom, they look best in their skimpy outfits.  So my props to them.  And in this edition, I want to highlight one Lady Cat who consistently stands out for her good looks, physically fitness, and dance ability.  I originally saw her a few years ago as a Charlotte Checkmate, but she moved onto the Lady Cats.  Introducing Kristi, our next 2013 P-R-O Convention All Star.

We still have a few more cheerleaders to recognize, so stay tuned!

Charlotte Lady Cats Midnight Auditions

The Charlotte Lady Cats decided to mix things up this year, but starting their auditions at midnight on Friday!

You may recognize #139 as LauRen a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader and a former Miss USA Pennsylvania.

 

Twins Kristen and Kirsten, or is it Kirsten and Kristen?

Congrats, Finalists!

Go here to see more photos, video and individual shots of the finalists.

Photo of the Day – July 5


Charlotte Lady Cats and the Sneaker Wedge

Photo of the Day – June 28


Alyssa of the Charlotte Lady Cats

Midnight Madness: Charlotte Lady Cats Announce Auditions



Prepare for Lady Cat auditions by attending the Lady Cats prep classes

Fitness Workout Clinic
Wednesday, June 12th
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Time Warner Cable Arena (5th street entrance)
• Get expert advice on how to prepare for auditions from the official fitness trainers of the LadyCats
• Includes a work out and individual personal fitness evaluation from trainers
• $20 (cash only) payable upon arrival
• Class is closed to public

Beauty/Business Prep Class
Monday, July 1st
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Time Warner Cable Arena (5th street entrance)
• A fun class for you to learn helpful hints and tips on how to prepare and what to expect at auditions
• Get expert advice on how to prepare your look for auditions
• $20 (cash only) payable upon arrival
• Class is closed to public

Dance Prep Class

Thursday, July 11th
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Time Warner Cable Arena (5th street entrance)
• Learn LadyCats choreography similar to what will be taught at auditions
• Opportunity to have all your questions answered
• $20 (cash only) payable upon arrival
• Class is closed to public

Follow the Lady Cats on Twitter and Instagram for tips and tricks leading up to tryouts @theladycats

[Complete Lady Cats Audition Info]

Photo of the Day – May 9


A Charlotte Lady Cat

Photo of the Day – March 19


A Charlotte Lady Cat

Photo of the Day – February 5


Charlotte Lady Cats at the P-R-O Convention.

PHS graduate a member of NBA’s top dance team

By Paul LaPann
Parkersburg News and Sentinel
November 21, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A Parkersburg High School graduate is a member of the National Basketball Association’s most popular dance team.

Amber Tracewell is in her third year with the Charlotte Bobcats’ Lady Cats, who perform dance routines and interact with the fans during basketball games. The Lady Cats also have a philanthropic side as they visit children in hospitals and distribute food to the hungry as part of the Cats Care program.

Fans have selected the Lady Cats the top NBA dance team the past two years in online voting. Tracewell has two championship rings to show for her efforts.

“We hope to win this year for a third time,” Tracewell said.

The Bobcats did not fare as well as the Lady Cats on the basketball court last season – posting an all-time NBA worst record of 7 wins and 59 losses. But the team was 5-4 after Monday night’s win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Even with all the losses on the basketball court, Tracewell said she enjoys being a member of the Lady Cats.

“The fans have been great,” she said.

Tracewell attended Williamstown schools before transferring to Parkersburg High her sophomore year. She was a member of the Red Wings dance team at Parkersburg High and participated on all-star cheerleading squads during this time.

After graduating from Parkersburg High in 1999, Tracewell was a cheerleader at West Virginia University for two years before a severe ankle injury cut short her college cheerleading career.

She received a degree in English/political science from WVU in 2003 and a master’s in public administration from West Virginia University in 2008.

Tracewell moved to Charlotte in 2008 after graduate school. For three years, she was the executive director of the Matthews Free Medical Clinic for low-income, uninsured people in North Carolina, a job she loved and found rewarding.

Tracewell said she plans to return to nonprofit work some day and enjoys public speaking.

As a Lady Cat, Tracewell has traveled to Milan, Italy, and Cancun, Mexico, to promote the NBA. The Bobcats’ “My Hero Gala” fundraiser in October supported the Presbyterian Hospital Community Care Cruiser and the Cats Care Foundation.

NBA legend Michael Jordan is the majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats.

The Lady Cats participate in Charlotte’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in March.

Tracewell is a fan of WVU and Williamstown High School football. Her brother Jake was quarterback for the Yellowjackets this season and brother Alan was a football standout at Williamstown High.

She attends WVU alumni events in Charlotte and enjoys living in the “Queen City.”

Tracewell said she “recruited” former Marshall University cheerleader Hali Eplin of Man to join the Lady Cats.

Amber is the daughter of Ken and Kim Tracewell of Williamstown and the late Paula Brace of Vienna.

Photo of the Day – October 17

A trio of Charlotte LadyCats during pre-game rehearsal

Support Team Dolla Dolla Bills and Team London

The Chatlotte LadyCats and Charlotte CheckMates are teaming up for a huge Pink Carpet Event on September 29th.

The squads are raising money for their Race for the Cure teams, Team Dolla Dolla Bills and Team London.

Fans can attend the Pink Carpet Event on September 29th and donate to the teams or donate online.

[Team London]

[Team Dolla Dolla Bills]

[Charlotte LadyCats]

[Charlotte CheckMates]

Photo of the Day – July 6

Chimere of the Charlotte Lady Cats

LadyCats Auditions are Underway

The 2012 auditions for the Charlotte Bobcats dance team kicked off on Saturday. After a competitive first day, the pool of candidates has been narrowed down to 32 finalists. Click here for photos from the audition, and Click here to see who made the finals!