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Cheerleaders

Margaret

Margaret

  • Occupation: Administrative Executive for Buckhorn Energy Services
  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
  • Tenure: 4
  • College: Duke University

What is the best thing about being a Denver Broncos Cheerleader?
The best thing about being a Broncos Cheerleader is the incredible opportunity to make people smile. Impacting people in a positive way is delightful! Whether it is on our Caravan tour throughout the state, or working with our Junior Denver Broncos Cheerleader program where we are all about instilling confidence and the importance of hard work, I am constantly encouraged by our fans' enthusiasm for interacting with us. I truly feel like I am making a positive impact in our community. I am thankful for the partnerships of visiting Craig’s Hospital annually and events with The National Sports Center for the Disabled that remind me how vital determination, attitude, and support are in making each of us our best. Each interaction that brings about a smile makes me know I have the greatest position in Denver, being an ambassador for the Broncos!

What was your most memorable experience as a Denver Broncos Cheerleader?
My most memorable experience so far has to be the last play of the Wild Card Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2011 NFL Playoffs. I was on the 10 yard line, and able to see the determination, focus, and strength it takes to be a champion. It constantly reminds me that anything is possible, especially in the last seconds!

What is the best thing about being a Denver Broncos Cheerleader?
The best thing about being a Broncos Cheerleader is the incredible opportunity to make people smile. Impacting people in a positive way is delightful! Whether it is on our Caravan tour throughout the state, or working with our Junior Denver Broncos Cheerleader program where we are all about instilling confidence and the importance of hard work, I am constantly encouraged by our fans' enthusiasm for interacting with us. I truly feel like I am making a positive impact in our community. I am thankful for the partnerships of visiting Craig’s Hospital annually and events with The National Sports Center for the Disabled that remind me how vital determination, attitude, and support are in making each of us our best. Each interaction that brings about a smile makes me know I have the greatest position in Denver, being an ambassador for the Broncos!

What was your most memorable experience as a Denver Broncos Cheerleader?
My most memorable experience so far has to be the last play of the Wild Card Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2011 NFL Playoffs. I was on the 10 yard line, and able to see the determination, focus, and strength it takes to be a champion. It constantly reminds me that anything is possible, especially in the last seconds!

How do you spend your time off the field?
I like to spend my time off the field being active. I love to take dance classes, ski, and center at yoga (thanks to our great sponsor CorePower Yoga!) I enjoy activities like hiking, camping, fishing, and some more adventurous sports like flying, helicopter skiing, and scuba diving.

What is your occupation and how does being a Denver Broncos Cheerleader affect your work?
In my occupation as an executive assistant, it's all about organization, time management, deadlines, and details. As a line captain for the Broncos, success means honing these same skills in the stadium.  

Who do you admire most in the Sports industry?
Having the experience to camp out at Kville, the person I admire most in the sports industry is Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski. He is an incredible, and loyal leader who brings out the best in everyone, whether he is working with the Blue Devils or the US Olympic Team. He stays calm under intense pressure and is so deliberate in his coaching style that his teams arrive at the championship level year after year. I've had the honor of personally meeting him and found him to be generous and personable. 

What is your favorite book?
The Brain That Changes Itself

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I love the city of Denver, so in five years, I see myself settled and happy here.  I hope to still be working with the Denver Broncos and successful in my career. 

What is the best thing about Broncos fans?
The SUPERFANS! The Broncos fans love their Blue and Orange!  I love changing sections each quarter and seeing the craziest fans at the game. They cheer with passion and I love it when they dance along with us!

What do you do in your spare time to relax?
With my very limited spare time, I like to relax by practicing yoga, reading, or connecting with friends and family. I have many family members living in Denver, so we get together often for dinners, ski days, and games.

What is your best advice to kids?
Be the best you can be and then don't be so hard on yourself that you don't have fun!  You never know the impact you may have on someone so always try to make it positive. The mind is a powerful tool that can change with your thinking, so be sure to be wiring yours with positive thoughts about yourself. It is interesting how things can change when you change the way you think about them.

What is the best gift you ever received?
I have been given some wonderful gifts from friends and family, (my mom and little brother definitely deserve shout outs!) but the BEST gift would have to a dear friend who took me helicopter skiing in Whistler.  The conditions were unbelievable and the memories are priceless.  Will never have another day like it. Thank you!

Most important goal in life?
Know who I am and being a blessing.

What is the one place you would most like to visit?
I still would love to go on an African safari, and see lions, and tigers, and dingos...oh my!

Who has been your greatest inspiration?
Over the past three years as a Denver Broncos Cheerleader, my directors and teammates have become my biggest inspiration. The dedication and work ethic these women have for every aspect of their lives is truly remarkable. I watch these women build successful and demanding careers, perform all the responsibilities that our organization expects, maintain a high level of fitness, make time for fulfilling personal relationships, and still make it a priority to volunteer in the community. I consistently find myself in awe of how they do it all and strive to be better myself because of my teammates.

What is the one thing that you value most in life?
Relationships

What is the toughest part about being a cheerleader?
Staying tan! Especially during Colorado winters!

Who are two people you would like to have dinner with?
I would like to have dinner with Shaun White, because he has balanced his free spirit with intense focus, and has a generous heart. My second choice would be Beyonce, to get to know about her talent and performance alter egos.

What are your favorite things to do in Denver?
My favorite things to do in Denver include concerts and other community events at Red Rocks, seeing live productions at the Buell Theatre from traveling Broadway groups and our own Colorado Ballet, buying fresh produce at the farmers markets and arts festivals, and going out boating.  I love attending Nuggets, Avalanche, and Rockies games too!

Favorite sport to participate in?
My favorite sport to participate in is tennis.  Any form of it, too...so that means ping pong!

What are the three words that best describe you?
Three words are just not enough, but compassionate, dedicated, and spontaneous are the three words that best describe me.

What is your most prized possession?
My health.

What is your greatest accomplishment?
My greatest accomplishment came at the end of last year, when my teammates awarded me the “2012-13 Most Inspirational Award.” To be considered inspirational by this group of women, means the world to me. Thank you ladies!

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