It’s Christmas in June! In this edition of Flashback Friday, we take a look back to 2010 and reminisce over the San Diego Charger Girls blue velvet Christmas uniforms. I happen to think that the Charger Girls Christmas uniforms are the best in the NFL because they are one piece and snug in all the right places. They really make the girls look great and extra special.
The Charger Girl in the photo is named Hannah and I always thought she was special because not only was she good looking, but she was very photogenic as well. So I hope you enjoyed this look back to 2010 and ghosts of Charger Girls past!
At the 2015 P-R-O Convention in Atlanta, the St. Louis Rams brought a small contingent of cheerleaders to partake of this great weekend of dance and team building. They had the good sense to wear their game day uniforms, which in my opinion, are quite spectacular on the girls. And one of those St. Louis Rams cheerleaders was a rather fetching lady named Autumn. She was kind enough to pose for a few photographs for me and this was one of my favorites of her.
In this edition of Flashback Friday, we take a look back at the 2013 Dallas Cowboys Training Camp in Oxnard. The Dallas Cowboys have had a long history of holding their spring training camp in California and they most recently have held their camp in Oxnard, California. In 2013, I was able to secure a media credential to be able to shoot the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders at the opening ceremonies and I was able to get this shot of a lovely DCC.
Yes, the DCC are special and if you have a chance to see them in person, don’t pass up the opportunity because they are truly a spectacle to watch.
In this edition of Flashback Friday, we take a look back at the 2014 P-R-O Convention in Atlanta and the Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders. Back then pretty much all of the squads wore their game day uniforms for the convention and that was one of the main reasons why I love to shoot this event. You can get some amazing photos of the hottest cheerleaders in professional sports wearing their game day uniforms…that’s certainly more interesting to photograph than black dance pants and corresponding crop top, eh.
One of the attendees at the convention was a Tennessee Titans Cheerleader who was featured on the Fox television show, So You Think You Can Dance. Her name was Marissa Milele and she was, as advertised, a great dancer and she looked pretty hot in the TTC uniform.
The Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders have an amazing squad and I have enjoyed my time covering their auditions over the years. They always attract some very beautiful and talented dancers and the locale is often lends itself to some interesting photographs. And in 2017, I was able to get many wonderful images of some amazing cheerleader hopefuls and the above photograph is of returning veteran Jacqueline, one of the most impressive of those trying out that year.
Auditions for the 2019 Los Angeles Charger Girls are coming up soon, so it is somewhat apropos that we take a look back at the Charger Girls…the San Diego Charger Girls…in this edition of Flashback Friday. 2016 was a good year for the Charger Girls…aren’t they all…and one of my favorite Charger Girls to photograph was a rather effervescent one named Lauryn.
So let’s enjoy this look back to 2016 and savor the memories because the times, they are a changing with respect to professional cheerleading.
Many years ago, the Los Angeles Lakers used to have playoff game watching parties at the Staples Center…that is when they used to make the playoffs. They would sell tickets to fans who would watch the away games on the video board at center court and the Laker Girls would perform at the breaks in the action, kind of like a real home game.
Back then, the Lakers were good and the Laker Girls were great. And long time Lakers fans like me, who could never afford a Laker game ticket, let alone a playoff ticket, got a chance to experience the excitement of a championship game.
It was a great experience and at that time, I was able to bring in a camera and snap some photos of the Laker Girls performing. It was all good until one day a fight broke out between some Laker fans and a Celtic fan. And that was that for these game watching parties. I don’t believe the Lakers ever held them again after this fiasco.
For me, the most amazing event I shoot all year is the P-R-O Convention in Atlanta, the preeminent professional cheerleading and dance convention in the world. Each year, over 250 of the hottest professional cheerleaders gather in Atlanta to experience the most wonderful weekend of dance and team building…and I get to photograph every one of them.
In 2014, one of the most impressive squads in attendance was the Charlotte Honey Bees and in this edition of Flashback Friday, we take a look back at one of the most memorable Honey Bees.
If memory serves correct, the Honey Bees were recently rebranded from the old Charlotte Lady Cats and they had not finalized their uniforms yet, so they wore these rather unique outfits to the convention.
Recently, I attended the Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders auditions where I saw many former Ladies of Ontario Fury dancers trying out for the 2019 squad. Many of these girls were returning veterans re-auditioning for their spot on the Rams cheerleaders and a few were trying to make the squad as a rookie. That got me thinking about the 2014 Ladies of Ontario Fury auditions where many of these girls were in attendance and I took a look at my old files for the sake of nostalgia.
So in this week’s Flashback Friday, we take a look back at one hopeful candidate who was at the 2014 Ladies of Ontario Fury auditions. As I recall, she didn’t make that illustrious squad, but she was one that I thought was good enough to make it and probably should have made that team. And who knows what would have happened if she did…because several of those who did make the 2014 Ladies of Ontario Fury became Laker Girls, Charger Girls, Clippers Spirit Dancers, Denver Bronco Cheerleaders, Golden State Warrior Girls and Sacramento Kings Dancers. And of course, a few even made the Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders.
Final auditions for the 2019 Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders were held this past Sunday at the Lynwood High School Performing Arts Center. 73 finalists vied for the 32 open spots on the squad and the competition was a very competitive one. A panel of four judges would review each finalist as they performed a jazz dance routine, a hip hop routine and a high energy technical dance. At the conclusion of the four hour final audition process, the 32 members of the 2019 Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders were announced.
UltimateCheerleaders.com was in attendance at the proceedings and here are our best images from each round of the final auditions. We begin with Round One – the Jazz Dance, which was coincidentally the routine used in the preliminary auditions and choreographed by John Peters.
More images after the break.