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Cheerleaders

Sam

Sam

  • Occupation: Stylist, Model, Cheerleading Coach
  • Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
  • Tenure: 4

Fan Since:
The first NFL game I ever attended, which was a Broncos home game and a WIN over the Giants!!!

What is your occupation and how does being a Denver Broncos Cheerleader affect your work?
I work as a stylist at a women's clothing boutique, a model for local print and catalog work, and a cheerleading coach to the Denver Broncos All-Stars competitive cheerleading team. Being a DBC, I have learned how to excel at time management and how to focus my energy on one thing at a time when I have to balance my work schedule with my DBC schedule. This is very important especially when I may have 3 or 4 different things going on in any one day. That discipline helps me work more efficiently no matter what I'm doing.

Fan Since: The first NFL game I ever attended, which was a Broncos home game and a WIN over the Giants!!!

What is your occupation and how does being a Denver Broncos Cheerleader affect your work?
I work as a stylist at a women's clothing boutique, a model for local print and catalog work, and a cheerleading coach to the Denver Broncos All-Stars competitive cheerleading team. Being a DBC, I have learned how to excel at time management and how to focus my energy on one thing at a time when I have to balance my work schedule with my DBC schedule. This is very important especially when I may have 3 or 4 different things going on in any one day. That discipline helps me work more efficiently no matter what I'm doing.

What is the most important attribute of a Denver Broncos Cheerleader?
POSITIVE ENERGY! It radiates from her smile, it inspires the fans to support the team from start to finish, it is demonstrated in all her charitable work throughout the community, it encourages her to dance with 100% effort at every team rehearsal and on the field, and for all the people she meets it leaves an everlasting impression of kindness and grace that is the legacy all DBC's embody.

What is your most memorable experience as a Denver Broncos Cheerleader?
In the 2011-2012 football season, my most memorable experience was the final touchdown scored by Demaryius Thomas in overtime during the playoff game vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was cheering in the southwest corner of Sports Authority Field, right where it all happened, and I'll never forget the energy that exploded throughout the stadium. It gave me goose bumps! I remember rushing to hug and congratulate my teammates! For me, that was the most exciting moment on the field and the most memorable Broncos win! One clear example of Mile High Magic!  

Who has been your greatest inspiration?
My fellow teammates. As a DBC I have had the privilege to meet some amazingly talented, driven, and beautiful women (both inside and out) whom I look up to in so many ways. My teammates over the years have inspired me to be the best cheerleader, role model, and team player that I can be. Being surrounding by young women that challenge me and inspire me has changed my life in ways that words just can't describe.

What is one thing about being a DBC that most people don't know?
Everyone is extremely professional. We are far from a group of drama queens or divas! All the cheerleaders show each other and their coaches a great amount of respect. It takes a lot of hard work, commitment, and preparation to perform at our very best, but we're able to achieve that because everyone fulfills their responsibilities.

What is your best advice to kids?
Believe in yourself! You just may surprise yourself with the accomplishments you're able to achieve if you just believe.

What sports do you enjoy watching or playing?
I'm a HUGE sports fan! I am so thankful to live in Denver where we have an abundance of professional sports teams to root for. Whether it's football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, or lacrosse, I absolutely love attending sports games and following team updates in the news!

What top three things do you hope to accomplish in your lifetime?
I hope to become a published author, to travel to all corners of the world, and to help coach my youth cheerleading team to a first place win in their competitions this year!

What do you value most in your life?
My friends and family, my physical health, and the wisdom that comes with age.

What place you would most like to visit and why?
I've always wanted to travel to Italy! I recently purchased a Fiat 500 and was asked if the car "brought out the Italian in me". My answer is YES! I adore my new Italian-made car, would love to learn the romantic words of the Italian language, and can definitely imagine myself strolling the streets of Rome with a doppio espresso in hand. Plus, Italian food has always been my favorite…I could eat pasta, bread with oil, and olives every day.

What is the best thing about Broncos fans?
Their devotion. Every day I pass people on the street wearing Broncos t-shirts or hats, even during the off-season. I often pull up behind fans in their cars with Broncos bumper stickers, license plates, and decals in their windows. At the games, I love how our fans get dressed up from head to toe in blue and orange.

What book are you currently reading?
I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

In what charities or community service organizations are you most involved and why?
As a DBC, we have the privilege of being involved with so many wonderful charities and helping out with lots of truly great causes. I've had the great privilege of being involved with the Global Down Syndrome's program called Dare to Cheer, which has now become a dual partnership program with the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders. It is a program that changes lifes in such amazing ways and has definitely changed mine.

What is something about you that fans might not know?
I've walked upon the Great Wall in China, and it was a breath-taking experience I will never forget.

What makes you laugh?
Dogs. Dogs of all shapes, sizes, and breeds. I can't pass a dog on the street without their wagging tails and cute faces bringing me a smile from ear to ear. The "man's best friend" look in their eyes and spunky personalities will always get a giggle out of me.

How do you challenge yourself?
I try to be a better me every day.

How do you spend your time in the offseason?
Taking dance classes, teaching dance classes, running outdoors, spending time with friends, traveling, and attending ballet and symphony performances.

In what area of your life have you achieved the most success?
I've achieved the most success dancing professionally. It's something that I've been dedicated to and have been striving for since I was 5 years old. I attended a private performing arts high school in order to fine tune my craft and made many sacrifices throughout my life in order to become a professional dancer. I've danced with two professional ballet companies over the course of seven years, Carolina Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet. I'm currently in my fourth season dancing with the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders. Dance has taught me discipline, self-respect, and poise.



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