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She Said “Yes”


Blast Cheerleaders on the field at halftime


Getting into formation


But wait, there’s someone on the field!



The Big Question


She said “Yes”


With Family


With the Blast Cheerleaders


Showing off the ring!



Congratulations Sarah and Andrew!

Halftime surprise proposal brings extra holiday joy to Rams Cheerleader Karielle and fiance Drew

Edward Jones video of proposal of Drew to Rams Cheerleader

Edward Jones Dome video of proposal of Drew to Rams Cheerleader Karielle

There was a monumental shift from the first to second half of the Rams game at the Edward Jones Dome. No, not on the field, as the Rams trailed throughout. The big change was on the sidelines, as Rams Cheerleader Karielle went from Rams Cheerleader during the first half to engaged Rams Cheerleader, to fiance Drew, in the second half.

At halftime, the Rams Cheerleaders lined up at midfield to watch a highlights video. But instead, it was a proposal from Drew, and eventually he was on the field on one knee. Karielle said yes and a super big group hug ensued.

When Karielle returned to the sidelines for the third quarter, the fans cheered in support of her change in status.

Rams Cheerleade Karielle shortly after her surprise at halftime

Rams Cheerleade Karielle shortly after her surprise at halftime

Karielle is originally from Kansas City, was on the Golden Girls dance team at University of Missouri, and now is a Rams Cheerleader. What a way to end the season!

But I must ask, usually the surprise proposal this time of year is the future groom dressed as Santi Claus, and also the Rams Cheerleaders were not donned in any holiday apparel during the game. Did the Grinch claim he was taking their Christmas-y costumes to the North Pole for emergency mending? Well, just like Christmas in Whoville, the joy of the Karielle-Drew engagement could not have been more joyous than it was.





More photos of engaging Karielle are at this link.

LOOK: Two NFL Cheerleaders Get Engaged Sunday

By Josh Katzowitz
CBS Sports

Perhaps you think that it’s rather cliché to ask your significant other to marry you in front of tens of thousands of people at a sporting event, where your answer will be recorded on the stadium’s video board.

But what if the marriage proposal took place on the field among your work colleagues, and he was dressed handsomely in his military uniform? That would be a pretty tough request to turn down, right?

Fortunately, that was the case for US Air Force captain Erick Straub, who proposed to Cardinals cheerleader Claire Thornton during the first half of the Washington-Arizona game on Sunday. Considering she’s showing off the ring in the above photo, –and by the evidence from this video — I assume she said “yes.”

But Thornton wasn’t the only NFL cheerleader to get engaged. Falcons cheerleader Sydney was also betrothed this weekend, via the Falcons cheerleaders’ Instagram page.

So, a hearty Mazel Tov to all the affected parties. May your happiness continue to grow even when all the recording cameras are switched off.

DC R&B performs…and then pops the question

Congrats to Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue alumni Amanda Velasco and her new fiance Jeff!

Gold Coast Titans Cheerleader’s Shock Proposal

By Jack Harbour

Ben Rigney surprises his long-time girlfriend Gold Coast Titan cheerleader Hayley Moulds by proposing to her in front of 15,000 people at the Titans home game on Saturday night at Skilled Park

Ben Rigney surprises his long-time girlfriend Gold Coast Titan cheerleader Hayley Moulds by proposing to her in front of 15,000 people at the Titans home game on Saturday night at Skilled Park

Gold Coast Titans cheerleader Hayley Moulds had a feeling her long-time boyfriend Ben Rigney was preparing to propose soon.

She just didn’t think it would be while she was at work.

It was the feel-good moment at Skilled Park at the weekend as Ms Moulds, a member of the Gold Coast Titans cheerleading squad, was stunned by Mr Rigney, who crept on to the field and popped the question in front of 15,786 people.

Ms Moulds, 23, said she had no idea about her partner’s elaborate plan, which he had spent months preparing.

“I didn’t think it would be so public,” she said.

“He told me he had something special planned. We were still in the middle of our (dance) routine.”

Mr Rigney, 24, said his girlfriend’s initial response had him worried that she was going to say no.

“When I was just sort of thinking of memorable ways to tell her, I thought there was a bit of an opportunity there with her being a cheerleader for the Titans,” he said.

“She said yes obviously, so it worked.

“It’s still all a bit of a blur still at the moment.”

The carpenter said he had played for the Bilambil Jets reserves in their semi-final win earlier in the day before backing up to propose to Hayley.

“It was a pretty stressful day,” he said.

Ms Moulds said she met Mr Rigney while socialising with mutual friends and said that they were likely to get married some time in 2014.

The dental nurse and Griffith University nursing student said one location she envisaged her partner proposing was on a balloon, but said she thought it was unlikely since one of Mr Rigney’s friends recently proposed the same way.

“I always thought it would be on a hot air balloon,” she said.

However, Ms Moulds said what made her husband-to-be’s proposal so special was that her family and friends were there to witness the occasion.



[Gold Coast Titans Cheerleaders]

Another Wedding Gown Show, Another Dancer

It’s Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, and this time the bride is former Florida Panthers Ice Dancer Meg Liz Miller. Catch her episode “Skin Can’t Win” on reruns this weekend!

Check out Meg’s website here

You can also watch the video that got her cast for the show:

Hannah and her engagement: Colts Cheerleader’s beau makes pre-season game TRULY meaningful

Colts Cheerleader Hannah discovers the first half routine had a REALLY big finish

Colts Cheerleader Hannah lists her “guilty pleasure” on the Colts website as “Wedding TV shows.” Well Hannah, remove the “guilty” from that pleasure, because now they qualify as “research”! Last night at the Colts final pre-season game against the Bengals at Lucas Oil Stadium, Hannah’s boyfriend proposed on the field during the first half. From Hannah’s positive “reception,” it seems her boyfriend’s proposal was successfully “completed” near the goal line!

During the end zone routine between the first and second quarter, stadium video screens showed a young man holding a “I (heart) the Colts Cheerleaders” sign. Despite a “fumble” by the PA announcer who said to stop the music right after the song started, the routine continued until he inserted the properly timed, “Stop the music!” towards the end of the routine (it’s “pre-season” for the announcers, too, I suppose). Hannah’s boyfriend walked onto the field, and the other side of his sign read, “Hannah Will You Marry Me?” and he knelt on the field to propose to a shocked but joyous Hannah.

But NFL game day schedules stop for no man, and soon the happy couple had to leave the field to complete their big happy hugs. Then, Hannah and her Colts Cheerleader sisters hugged, along with hugs for coach Theresa Pottratz, and after the newly betrothed left the field for a bit, soon Hannah was back on the field wiping a few tears while sharing laughs with her linemates.

Best wishes to the happy couple! And FYI, from my thorough analysis of TV’s “Four Weddings,” if you decide to have an outdoor wedding, make sure to check to see if the site is too close to airplane flight paths or trains, and be sure to have a photo booth. Always a photo booth…

Hannah's proposal is shown on the big screen for 65,035 of their closest friends

Hannah returns to the field

Happy Hannah on a very special night

Continue reading Hannah and her engagement: Colts Cheerleader’s beau makes pre-season game TRULY meaningful

Glad tidings

A few summer shout-outs to some of my homies. Congrats to…
* fmr Laker Girl/Clippers Spirit Brilane, who recently became engaged
* Charger Girl Marissa, who recently got married
* fmr Clippers Spirit Jocelyn, who is rocking a major baby bump
* fmr Denver Broncos Cheerleader/Clippers Spirit Nikki who was also married this year

Good news all around!

Wedding Photos: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Alum Brooke Sorenson

If you were a frequent visitor to the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders website during the 2010-11 NFL season, you probably read all of Brooke Sorenson’s blogs about her upcoming wedding. Well, Brooke married her Prince Charming Laynce Nix (an outfielder for the Phillies) last November. The two got hitched in Bahamas and the wedding party included a whole gang of current and former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Stephanie Heymann, Kandi Harris, Kelsi Reich, Jordan Chanley, Tobie Percival, Tia Williams, Michelle Keys, and Crystal and Trisha Trevino.

The wedding photographer has posted a few photos from Brooke’s big day on her website. Click here to check it out!

Another alum goes bridal

Kortney Yarbrough is getting married. I discovered this over the holiday weekend when I scrolled through my DVR list and came across a couple of forgotten episodes of TLC’s “Brides of Beverly Hills.”

First, I want to make it clear straight away that I do NOT watch this show. I love costumes and fancy dresses, and I will admit to watching every episode (and numerous repeats) of “Say Yes to the Dress.” But “Brides of Beverly Hills” isn’t my cup of tea. I set up a season pass for it, and I watched the first couple of episodes, but couldn’t take anymore after that. The show’s star, Renee Strauss, owner of Renee Strauss for the Bride in Beverly Hills is both two-faced (for talking smack about her clientele behind their backs) and a moron (for doing it on camera), and her friend Kevin Lee (an obvious alum of the Bobby Trendy School of Trying Way Too Hard) makes me cringe. Literally. Every time he says the word “FAB-uh-luss!” my shoulders go up, my back hunches over, and my face gets all scrunchy. He is SUCH a tool. And if this show lasts past this season, I will be very surprised. (Especially due to Renee Strauss’ recent financial issues, but you ain’t heard about that from me.)

Anywho, I was about to delete the show when the episode synopsis caught my eye. “Episode: 12 – Kourtney/Mariflor. A former professional football cheerleader comes in to Renee’s salon with her mom and friends in search of the perfect wedding dress.” I had no idea who this “former cheerleader” might be, so yeah, I sat down and watched it. I took one for the team.

I immediately recognized Kortney. How could I not? She’s a total knockout without even trying. Kortney, a cool chick, by all accounts, is an alum of the Long Beach Breaker Girls, Chivas USA ChivaGirls, San Diego Charger Girls, and AVP Dancers (in that order). I don’t know her directly, but I’ve got one degree of separation through several different people.

Kortney was a ChivaGirl for 2 seasons

Kortney was a Charger Girl for 1 season

Kortney was an AVP Dancer for 1 season

Depending on when the show was taped, Kortney is either engaged, or already married, to a pro surfer. This guy, whose name I can’t find anywhere:

Let me just say that I don’t blame Kortney for being on this awful show. This is the first season. She couldn’t have known. In any case, she found her way someway, somehow, to Renee Strauss’ bridal salon, mother and best friend in tow, and she tried on a few gowns, including the blue St. Pucchi creation in the clip below.

It’s a unique dress. It’s an expensive dress ($17,000!!) And I really hope Kortney didn’t buy it. I really hope she took her hard earned money and spent it somewhere else, but I’ll never know. (To date, I still haven’t made it all the way through an episode of this show.)

In any case, best of luck-slash-congratulations to Kortney and her fiancee. I’m sure either was, or will be, a beautiful bride, no matter what dress she chose.

Titans cheerleader accepts halftime marriage proposal

Reported By Lauren Murphy
Dec 12, 2011

Sunday’s halftime show was one a Titans cheerleader will likely never forget.

While going through their halftime routine during Sunday’s Titans-Saints game at LP Field, the cheerleaders, wearing Christmas outfits and Titans blue Santa hats, were approached by a man dressed as Santa Claus.

Santa walked up to one of the girls, ripped off his beard and hat and got down on one knee and proposed to his cheerleader girlfriend, Janae Kram.

She, of course, said yes.

Watch the video

Kram’s fiance is Ben Graham, a baseball player for the Hagerstown Suns minor league team, an affiliate of the Washington Nationals.

“We both grew up in Missouri in tiny towns right next to each other,” Kram told Nashville’s News 2, adding, “The athletes in surrounding towns tend to know each other and we grew up as nothing but casual friends.”

The couple began dating during Graham’s senior year of college, shortly before he signed with the Washington Nationals.

Kram became a Titans cheerleader that same year.

“We are both living our dreams,” she said.

Reporter Lauren Murphy will interview Kram live on Nashville’s News 2 at 4:30 p.m. on Monday.

The Saints on Sunday went on to defeat the Titans 22-17.

Wedding Photos: Kandi Harris and Hunter Mahan

Former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Kandi Harris married pro golfer Hunter Mahan back in January in a beautiful ceremony outside of Dallas, TX. Click here for photos from the evening.

FYI: The ceremony and reception were orchestrated by Misty Duncan Events. Misty and Kandi were DCC teammates from 2006-2008.

Congratulations Dana and Greg!

On Groupon, a Proposal Sealed With a Click
New York Times
January 5, 2011


Dana Burck says she found the deal of a lifetime on Groupon: a wedding proposal.

Ms. Burck, 24 and an avid user of the Chicago-based social buying site, was directed to one of its deal pages early Wednesday morning (about 1 a.m.) by her 25-year-old boyfriend, Greg Hill, with whom she often shops online.

“He kept me up all night, making me drink iced tea with dinner and giving me shoulder rubs to keep me awake,” Ms. Burck said, “and then we went on Groupon, which is something we always do.”

2010-bengals-action_dana1This time, however, Ms. Burck, a cheerleader for the Cincinnati Bengals, was instructed to pay special attention to the fine print of a featured deal that was labeled “A Surprise for a Dana from a Greg,” and read in part: “Expires Jan. 5, 2011. Nontransferable. Groupon entitled to no less than 15% of your marital bliss.” [Click here to see the groupon]

At first, Ms. Burck was a bit confused. She turned to ask Mr. Hill to explain it all and found him on one knee, engagement ring in one hand and an iPod in the other that played “Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat, her favorite song.

“I said yes and started crying, and we just hugged and started to kiss,” Ms. Burck said.

Eventually, Ms. Burck turned back to her computer screen to read the actual proposal that Mr. Hill had posted, which read:

“Dana, I have told you many times that I was the luckiest man ever. Somehow fate brought us, a perfect match, together. Over the past four-and-a-half years, we have traveled around the world, watched more movies than we could possibly count, and spent as little time apart as humanly possible. Through good times and bad, distances between us, and the odds against us, we always made it because of each other. I want the amazing times to continue by spending the rest of my life with you – the sweetest, most beautiful, and smartest woman in the entire world. Will you marry me? — Greg.”

According to Julie Mossler, a spokeswoman for Groupon, Mr. Hill’s proposal was the first of its kind on the site, though other prospective bridegrooms had creatively used the site before, one going as far as buying a trip aboard a hot air balloon for the purpose of popping the question.

“He initially wanted to put a banner ad on the site,” Ms. Mossler said of Mr. Hill. “But we decided to have fun with it and take it to the next level by turning it into a regular deal.”

All of Groupon’s 219,000 subscribers in Cincinnati, where the couple lives, received an e-mail alert with a link to the page. As of Wednesday afternoon, 91 subscribers, including a handful of Groupon employees, sent Ms. Burck and Mr. Hill their well-wishes on the site’s discussion board.

“I just wanted to surprise her the best way I could,” said Mr. Hill, a computer engineer who plans on marrying Ms. Burck next year.

After reading Mr. Hill’s proposal, Ms. Burck clicked on the “buy” button, and the following words popped up on her screen: “Congratulations Dana or Stranger, you are now unofficially obliged to marry Greg!”

Would Ms. Burck have considered a competitive offer?

“I couldn’t get a better deal anywhere, never, never ever,” she said.

Congratulations Crystal and Nate!

Mrs. Cavender
By Brooke Sorenson, veteran Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader
September 15, 2010

My second group leader and her awesome fiancé are now married! Crystal Trevino is now Crystal Cavender! One of my best friends (and second group leader) got married earlier this month. It was the most beautiful and fun wedding I have ever seen.
It was so special to enjoy their wedding day with them as one of their bridesmaids. Some other bridesmaids were: Kandi Harris, Trisha Trevino, Jordan Baum, and Michelle Keys. The wedding was absolutely beautiful. Crystal and her husband danced the entire night and smiled every second of it. Some of our teammates had a show in the Bahamas so they didn’t make the wedding, but they were able to watch it online.

Before the big day, we had an amazing girl’s weekend in Florida celebrating Crystal and Kandi’s weddings. We went to the beach and enjoyed Crystal’s last weekend as a Trevino! I have included some pictures from our girl’s weekend and the wedding for you to enjoy.
The friendships we make as a DCC are lifelong and so very special. Cheerleading brings all of us so close.

We even prayed before her wedding just like we do before each game. God does amazing things and created such a beautiful marriage.

Crystal and her husband Nate are so happy! It’s so refreshing to see a young excited couple.

Have a blessed day!

Brooke Sorenson

Congratulations Kandi and Hunter!


Tiger Woods may be having the worst year ever, but another pro golfer is loving life right now. Hunter Mahon won golf’s Bridgestone Invitational last weekend. I know very little about pro golf, but I gather the Bridgestone is important in those circles.) I’ll be honest, I’ve never heard of this guy before. The reason he’s on my radar is because his fiance is Kandi Harris. Does that name sound familiar? Kandi is a former Dallas Mavericks Dancer (2004-05) and Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader (2006-08). Kandi and Hunter have been dating since December. They got engaged in June, and are planning to marry in January 2011. Congrats to the lovebirds!

(Meanwhile, please tell me this guy’s last name is not pronounced “mann,” because “Kandi Mahon”? Good grief. You may want to keep your last name, honey.)