Preseason Week #2–Buccaneers Take Down Visiting Dolphins, 16 to 14

On a rainy Friday night in Tampa the Buccaneers beat their Florida neighbors 16-14. The 48-yard winning points came from 5th round draft choice, rookie kicker Matt Gay, with only seconds to go in the game.

The Buccaneers say they are reloading under Bruce Arians. The Dolphins admit to a rebuilding year. Preseason is preseason but the next game (3rd week) usually is very telling. We will see but as of now both teams are predicted to have sub 500 seasons.

The Buccaneer elite NFL cheerleaders had a good night dancing in the rain. They hosted the Juniors for a well choreographed halftime performance.

The Junior Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleading program is designed specifically to promote self-esteem, commitment, and fun among children ages 6 to 14 years old. This is a community program open and tailored to cheerleaders of all ability levels. The “youngins” participated in three clinics before hitting the field. Hooray to Tara Battiato, Senior Cheerleading Manager, and her team for a nice showcase. Smiles were everywhere. Rain doesn’t faze football cheerleaders.

Julia

Kayla A.

Emily

Ashley

Elizabeth

Talyn

Lindsey

Julia

Rose

Emma

Elizabeth

Demi

Corinne

Ariana

TBBC

Album is HERE

Buccaneers Are Ready For Game Action

Bucs coach Bruce Arians on his team longing to face an opponent, “You’re seeing the same offense and defense over and over since the spring. We’re really looking forward to getting to Pittsburgh and seeing something else.” Tampa Bay plays at Pittsburgh on Friday in its preseason opener.

The buccaneers cheerleaders will have to wait for week two home game, versus the Dolphins, to display game action performances.

Enjoy some photos from training camp:

Captain Michaela and Sara

Lorenzo and Stephanie

Kristin, Captain Fear, Rose

Gabryelle

Ashtan

Stephanie

Ashtan

Michaela

Miranda

Sarah

Lorenzo

Lizzy, Line Captain

Nicollette

Lizzy Kristin Rose Gabryelle Nicolette Ashtan

Flickr postings are HERE

 

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Photo Shoot On MSC Cruises

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Aug. 1, 2019) Press Release–The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders, one of the most beloved cheer organizations in the National Football League, have officially wrapped up their 2019 annual photo shoot sailing aboard MSC Cruises’ innovative smart ships, MSC Seaside in the Caribbean and MSC Meraviglia in Northern Europe. More than 13 of the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders participated in this year’s photo shoot, themed “Dance Unites the World,” set to be released in Fall 2019.

This marks the second year that MSC Seaside, MSC Cruises sun-seeking ship sailing year-round from Miami to the Caribbean, hosted the cheerleaders for their annual photo shoot. The ship’s iconic “beach condo” architecture and wealth of outdoor space are what the ship has become known for, ideal for vacationers looking to spend their getaways under the sun. A handful of the cheerleaders took their cruise overseas, traveling to Northern Europe on board the stunning MSC Meraviglia, the ship for all seasons, getting a preview of the ship before she arrives to North America for the first time this October.

On both sailings, the cheer squad enjoyed an enriching on board experience, inspired by MSC Cruises’ European heritage, as well as being immersed in the local culture of the ships’ iconic ports of call. On board, the ladies dined on gourmet, international cuisine including Spanish bites at Hola! Tapas on board MSC Meraviglia, created by two Michelin-starred chef Ramón Freixa; and, a fusion of pan-Asian cuisine on board MSC Seaside’s Asian Market Kitchen, from its pioneer, celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi.

While in port, the Cheerleaders experienced the Caribbean destinations of Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Cayman Islands; and Nassau, Bahamas. And, in Northern Europe, the cheerleaders visited Kiel, Germany; Copenhagen, Denmark; and cities in Norway, including Helleysylt, Molde Fjord, and Flaam. With this year’s photo shoot theme, “Dance Unites the World,” the images focused on movement and dance, with the backdrop of scenic locations within each city. In addition to the photos, the cheerleaders placed a priority on reaching out to the locals, hosting cross-cultural dance classes and partaking in a traditional lunch reflective of the local culture.

A few highlights of the cheerleaders’ in-port experiences include:

  • Ocho Rios, Jamaica: The cheerleaders hosted a cross-cultural dance class with Too Kool Dance Crew . Then, the team headed to Dunn’s River Falls to capture photos of the cheerleaders at the iconic locale. The ladies finished the day with a meal of traditional Jamaican jerk.
  • Cozumel, Mexico: The team began the day at a local school, Escuela Secundaria General “Carlos Monsivais,” for a dance lesson with the students. Then completed their photo shoot at the Mayan Ruins before enjoying a seafood lunch at a Cozumel staple with beautiful ocean views.
  • George Town, Cayman Islands: The Miami Dolphins cheerleaders hosted a dance clinic with Dreamchasers, a local dance troupe, at the Harquail Theatre. The team took photos at the Cayman Turtle Centre, a local conservation center and enjoyed lunch.
  • Copenhagen, Denmark: The squad hosted a clinic with Global Kidz and visited the iconic sites of Rosenborg Castle and Nyhayn Harbor.
  • Kiel, Germany: The cheerleaders enjoyed a dance clinic with Ballet-in-Kiel and Kiel Baltic Hurricanes Cheerleaders as well as captured images throughout the week of the signature locale.

Elena

Emily and Kally

Jennifer

Juliana

Juliana grounded

Kally

Kally

Kelly

Paige

Miami Dolphins website is HERE

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training Camp

The Buccaneers fans are glowing with optimism over possibly turning the corner this NFL season due to the hiring Bruce Arians. The conventional belief is that offensive minded Arians with his Kangol Cap is the man to elevate quarterback Jameis Winston into the upper tier of NFL’s quarterbacks. The thinking is that the success that the Cardinals enjoyed under Arians will surfaced here in Tampa.
 
In the meantime, Buccaneer Senior Cheerleader Manager, Tara Battiato, has fielded another experienced, talented and beautiful squad for 2019. Enjoy the photos and album.

Demi and Kayla T.

Abby

Emily and Sarah

Kristin V.

Demi

Emily

Sarah

Abby and Kristin V.

Kayla T.

Demi and Sarah

Emily and Abby

Emily and Sarah

Album is HERE

The NFL Draft Night Party Of The Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Buccaneers Cheerleaders were the headline entertainment act at the Tampa Bay NFL draft party. First round draft night is considered by many to be the unofficial start of the NFL season. Congrats out to everyone for a crowd pleasing dance show.

The squad (ladies and guy) performed in their new iconic style uniforms. The trend seems to be that the boots will be left in the closet! Enjoy the photos.

Julia and Ashley

Anna and Ariana

Ashley

Emily

Lizzy

Emma

Kimiah

Elizabeth

Julia

Corinne

Album is here.

Buccaneers Cheerleaders Celebrating “The Pick Is In” Moment Last Night

The Buccaneers selected Devin White out of LSU with the fifth pick last night. The cheerleaders and fans approve. Stay tune for our coverage of the party at Raymond James Stadium.

Ariana, Lindsey, Kayla, Corinne, Brittany, Ashley and Julia. (click to enlarge)

Buccaneer Cheerleaders — 2019 Captains

Julia — Michaela —  Brittany — Lizzy

Line Captain Julia

Line Captain Michaela

Line Captain Brittany

Line Captain Lizzy

The ROAR Of The Jacksonville Jaguars – Final Auditions

This past Saturday saw forty-four gifted and beautiful dancers competing to become a member of the ROAR.  The agenda included technical dance moves and finished up with individual costume talent presentations by the ladies. Enjoy some photos from day.

Returning team captain Emily

Allison

Rachel

Taylor

Amy

Sandy

Mandy

Kinsey

Dominick

Winter. Yes, cheerleaders are athletic and prone to performance injury

Theresa (click to enlarge)

Alex and Brittany (click to enlarge)

Start of album is HERE

Miami Cheerleaders Supporting The Dolphins Cancer Challenge

Miami, FL – The South Florida community again rallied around the Dolphins Cancer Challenge for the ninth annual event that raises money for critical cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami.

More than 5,000 cancer fighters biked, ran, walked and volunteered in the event. The ethos of the day was celebrated by the 200 cancer survivors who participated – reinforcing the motivation of the Dolphins Cancer Challenge to tackle cancer. The Survivor Program presented by the Harcourt M. and Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation will continue to share the stories of #CancerFighters, those on the front line who galvanize efforts at the DCC.

Visit HERE:

The Dolphins Cheerleaders at the DCC (photo credit Miami Dolphins) click to enlarge

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders–Audition Showcase

Kudos out to Tara Battiato, Sr. Cheerleader Manager, and staff for presenting an excellent Finals Auditions Showcase. Photos of the new 32 person squad have been posted on the Buccaneer website.

Here are some pictures of the candidates as they welcomed entering fans and family for a rapid fire two hour performance. Very impressive choreography.

Ali and Brittany

Emily

MaeganH and Stephanie

Lizzy

Ashtan

Dominique and Morgan

Jaime, one of my favorite alums, and her beautiful birthday daughter

TBBC alum Lindsey and returning Elizabeth

 

Tampa Bay Lightning Away Game Watch Party

The Tampa Bay Lightning organizes away game parties through out the Tampa Bay community. The demand is high so I stopped over on the weekend to catch the St Louis Blues game.

Lightning Girls Brittany and Kaley, both rookie year, represented the organization at Tampa Joe’s Restaurant/Sports Bar.

Fun time for all so enjoy a couple dozen photos I added to my Lightning Girls album.

Brittany and Kaley, first year Lightning Girls

Kaley

Brittany

Kaley, gifts drawings.

Brittany, ThunderBug and Kaley

Brittany GOAL score dancing

Brittany and Kaley were great with all the fans.

Album is HERE

Tampa Bay Lightning Girls Of The NHL

The Lightning Girls are enjoying a great season before record breaking sold out crowds. Good luck ladies as you enter the exciting Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Alyssa. team captain.

Kaley

Stephanie

Morgan

Lindsey

Morgan and Lindsey

Brittany

Kaley

Anastasia

Lindsey Stephanie Anastasia Alyssa Kaley Ellie

Anastasia Kaley Alyssa and Morgan

Album is HERE

Sahara, Buccaneer Alum, Returns To The Beauty Circuit

Sahara, our good friend of the Blog, is in the Mrs Virginia contest. The winner will go forward to the Mrs America Pageant. Sahara, who cheered 4 years for the Buccaneers, is representing Coastal Virginia where she has been living since moving from Tampa in 2013. Prior to relocating, Sahara represented St. Petersburg in the Miss Florida contest.

The link to vote and donate to Sahara’s charity cause is HERE.  

 

Sahara, Mrs Coastal Virginia

Sahara on game day

Sahara

Sahara, Buccaneers 2010

Sahara, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Florida’s NFL Pro Bowl Cheerleaders

Over the last few seasons we were very lucky to meet and photograph the talented and beautiful ladies who are representing Florida’s NFL teams this season at the Pro Bowl. Allison of the Buccaneers, Jada of the Jaguars and Jess of the Dolphins.

Good luck ladies, please send us in a trio photo from your week in Orlando.

4th year Allison is a third grade teacher

Allison

Allison

Allison (click to enlarge)

2nd year Jada of the ROAR is a fitness instructor and food blogger.

Jada

Jada

Before joining the Jaguars Jada cheered for the Buccaneers

4th year Jess is a nurse in Miami. (click to enlarge)

Jess

Jess

Jess (click to enlarge)

High resolution photos are HERE

Buccaneers Cheerleaders, Season Finale — Part 2 of 2

We added many photos to our game album of the Falcons at Buccaneers played last Sunday. Enjoy.

Julia, line group captain.

Brittany, line group captain.

Lizzy, line group captain.

Allison, line group captain. Allison will represent the Buccaneers at the Pro Bowl.

Our game album is HERE